Don and Rita (Condon) Chausse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with extended family. Don and Rita were married April 27, 1968 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis. Don grew up in Nokomis and had retired from Kmart as a district manager out of the Kmart Regional Offices. He then became a transit supervisor manager for Metro Link in St. Louis, Missouri. Rita grew up in Morrisonville and Nokomis, attended Eastern Illinois University and worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance. She then became a stay-at-home mom for their children. Their four sons are: Richard and Michelle (Barbeau) Chausse, and their children Michael, William, Nicholas, Patrick and Olivia; Donald C. and Katie (Ribbing) Chausse, and their children Shannon and Rebecca; Steve and Jennifer (Seibert) Chausse, and their children Jason, Stephen and Bryan; and Larry and Elissa (Meyer) Chausse and their children Jacob and Luke. All live in the Red Bud and Valmeyer area.