Jerry and Henrietta (Tolsma) Kaptein are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married  Nov. 20, 1970, in the Mount Vernon Christian Reformed Church. Henrietta is a homemaker and Jerry is retired from owning Jerry’s Iron Works and Sanitech Systems. Their children are Debbie and John Heystek, Ron and Kassie Kaptein, Jim and Ruth Kaptein, Tim and Tracy Kaptein, Stephanie and Steve Joostens, Brian and Jenna Kaptein, all of Lynden, and Leanne and Matt Hoelzle of Ferndale. Son Jeremy Kaptein died as an infant. The couple has 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.