Robert D. and Marlene Pridie of Akron, Iowa, will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at St. Joseph Ellendale Catholic Church, 23533 K22, near Merrill, Iowa. The couple requests no gifts.

Their children are Jeanne Parker (deceased), Robert J. Pridie of Akron, Joanne (Randy) Waterbury of Akron, Patrick (Yvonne) Pridie of Hinton, Iowa, Janelle (Doug) Dickman of Sioux City, Jennifer (Mike) Schultejans of Silver Lake, Kansas, Jacqueline (Steve) Carlson of Westfield, Iowa, Joyce (Russ) Toben of Westfield, Eugene (Tracy) Pridie of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jodi (Curt) Meier of Alcester, South Dakota. They have 34 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Robert married Marlene Vondrak on Sept. 24, 1957, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sioux City. Marlene is a retired domestic engineer and Robert is a retired farmer.