Conklins celebrate 50th anniversary

Conklins celebrate 50th anniversary

Fred and Marie (Wiese) Conklin of Camdenton, Mo., formerly of Carlinville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30.

They have lived in Missouri for 32 years, but will always consider Carlinville home. They operated Conk’s Things and Stuff in Carlinville, worked in sales for Schien Body and Equipment, and enjoyed 27 years in the insurance industry and 13 years as owners of Tonka-Villa Resort/Marina on Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. They still play the drums every week in the Ozarks, and they enjoy spending every day together, exploring new adventures and witnessing for Christ at every opportunity.

They are the parents of two children, Blake Conklin (lodging manager of Kinderhook Golf Properties) of Camdenton, Mo., and Stacey Patzwald (manager at Property Management Group) of Osage Beach, Mo.; they also have two grandchildren, 16-year-old Jayce Conklin and 8-year-old Amelia Patzwald.