FORD RIVER - William Hay and the former Audrey Ettenhofer were united in Holy Matrimony 60 years ago on April 19, 1952, at Central Methodist Church in Escanaba.
Standing in for the couple were Edwin and Shirley Ettenhofer, brother and sister-in-law of the bride.
William was employed at Harnischfiger for 33 years and later drove a school bus for Escanaba for nine years, retiring in 1996. He enjoys woodworking, fishing and hunting in his spare time.
Audrey and William Hay
Both William and Audrey are members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church where Audrey is involved with Mutual Ministry and is an ordained deacon. She is also a homemaker.
The Hays are the parents of eight children: Bonnie (John) Turner of Peshtigo, Wis.; Rodney "Butch" Goodyear of Peshtigo; Dan Hay of Mishicot, Wis.; Lorrie (Kim) Dufour of Chugiak, Alaska; Tom (Darlene) Hay of Gladstone; Luann (Mike) Cutaiar of Marinette, Wis.; Paul (Luann) Hay of Escanaba. Their son, Steve Hay, is deceased.
They also have 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
An anniversary Prayer Service will be held at St. Stephen's on Saturday at 3 p.m. with Rt. Rev. Rayford Ray, Bishop, and Rev. Bonnie Turner presiding. A reception in honor of the couple will be held at the church.