TRAVERSE CITY — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Franke Jr. of Traverse City are observing their 45th wedding anniversary today, Jan. 6, 2013. They are celebrating with their family and plan some extended travel in the future.
Robert Franke Jr. and the former Laura Leo were married on Jan. 6, 1968, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Suttons Bay. The Rev. T.R. Sniegowski officiated at the ceremony.
Mr. Franke retired from Coca-Cola after almost 44 years of employment. Mrs. Franke recently retired as director of the Interlochen Chamber of Commerce after 16 years of employment.
The couple's children are Brian (Kara) Franke of Commerce Township, Mich., and Holly (Robert) Matteson of Traverse City. They also have two granddaughters.