Ruth Ann and Herman Frederick

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Frederick of Altoona will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Monday.

Due to the pandemic, the family is requesting a card shower in honor of their anniversary.

They were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1950, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Frederick is the former Ruth Ann Weakland.

The couple have four children: Mary (John) Porta, David (Vickie) Frederick, John (Edie) Frederick and Sue (Tim) Dodson, all of Altoona.

They have eight grandchildren: Jen Young, John Porta Jr., Keith Frederick, Stacy Frederick, Lisa Gladfelter, Todd Frederick, Amy Dodson and Kenny Dodson. They also have 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Frederick retired from Veeder-Root Co., Altoona. He is a member of the Bavarian Aid Society and Unter Uns Society and past president of the Casey Jones Camping Club.

Mrs. Frederick retired from the Altoona Area School District. After retirement, she volunteered for first grade at St. Mary’s School and Altoona Central Catholic School for 24 years. She is past president of the Casey Jones Camping Club.

The couple are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona.


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