Ismenia and Gerd Poppinga of Dayton celebrating 50th anniversary | NevadaAppeal.com

Ismenia and Gerd Poppinga of Dayton celebrating 50th anniversary

Nevada Appeal staff report

Married on May 11, 1968, Dayton residents Gerd and Ismenia Poppinga are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Ismenia and Gerd Poppinga, 15-year residents of Dayton, are marking their 50th year of marriage on May 11.

With Gerd originally from Germany and Ismenia from Panama, the pair met while learning English at a junior college. They wed on May 11, 1968 in Santa Rosa, Calif.

The Poppingas are the parents of Susie Olson and Gerd E. Poppinga and parents-in-law of Brian Olson, all from Dayton.

Carrie and Kirsten Olson are their two granddaughters and Josselyn Olson is their great-granddaughter.

Gerd is the owner of Vineburg Machining. Ismenia is a homemaker.

The Poppingas are celebrating their anniversary with a family vacation.