Dennis and Barbara Speed recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family and close friends, Garner and Coece Menn of College Station, with lunch at The Pump House. The couple traveled to Dubuque, Iowa in May for the graduation of their grandson, Andrew Dietzel from Wartburg Theological Seminary and to see their first great-grandchild who was born in March. The event was hosted by Dawn and Jeff Dietzel and Lana and Douglas Tesch.
Dennis married Barbara Kornfuehrer on June 23, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Victoria by Rev. Dr. J.M. Schedler.
Children of the couple are Dawn Dietzel (Jeffrey) and Lana Tesch (Douglas W.) all residing in Victoria. Grandchildren are Andrew Dietzel (Brandy) of Dubuque, Iowa, Heather Tesch of San Marcos, Kayla Dietzel of San Marcos, Melanie Tesch of Victoria, and Jonathan Dietzel of Victoria, and Aidan Milton Paul Dietzel is a great-grandchild.
Dennis retired from Union Carbide with 30 years of service as an Outside Machinist. He enjoys woodworking, traveling and camping.
Barbara retired as Chief Deputy from Victoria County District Clerk's Office with 28 years of service. She enjoys traveling, camping and being entertained by their two yorkies, Daisy and Bear.