TRAVERSE CITY — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. “Coho Joe” Hamel of Traverse City observed their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 9, 2013. They will celebrate privately in Las Vegas, Nev.
Joseph Hamel and the former Carol K. West were married on March 9, 1963, at St. Hilary Catholic Church in Redford, Mich. The Rev. Perts performed the ceremony.
Mr. Hamel retired from Kinney Shoe Corp. after 37 years of employment. He currently works in the fishing department at MC Sports, where he has been employed for nine years. Mrs. Hamel was office manager for Kmart Corp. for 28 years and is retired. They have lived in Traverse City for 35 years.
The couple’s children are Kimberly Hamel of Traverse City and Reno, Nev., Marie (Mark) Frimodig of Ada, and Beverly (Stephan) Gravis of Traverse City. They also have six grandchildren.