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Yens celebrate 50 years of marriage

Lynn and John Yen of Hastings will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 20, 2013.They were married July 20, 1963, in Litchfield and spent the early years of their marriage in California while John Yen served in the United States Navy. They returned to Minnesota and raised two children, Lisa and Jonathan, living first in Cottage Grove, and then moving to Hastings.

John Yen was a professional commercial photographer and continues his lifelong interest in photography as a hobby. Lynn Yen retired this spring from the Hastings School District after many years working as an aide in the Title 1 Program. She had previously worked at Spiral Natural Foods Co-op. They have two children, Lisa Walsh and husband, Greg, of Lafayette, Ind., and Jonathan Yen also married, living in the New York City area. They have five grandchildren, including Jessica Varkonyi and husband, Nick, Delphi, Indiana; Jared Walsh, Lafayette, Indiana; Rachel Walsh, Bloomington, Indiana.