Lloyd and Helen Patzwald of Wondai have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Lloyd and Helen Patzwald of Wondai have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Contributed

Wedding milestone 'inspirational' for family

WHEN a couple vow to stay together it is a promise for life and for Wondai couple Helen and Lloyd Patzwald it has proved to last.

The Patzwalds have celebrated 50 years of marriage together since their wedding at the Wondai Lutheran Church on August 23, 1969.

Now residing in Bundaberg after many years in Wondai, Helen, 73, and Lloyd, 70, celebrated the milestone at lunch with their family including their children Shannon and Troy.

Shannon, who grew up in the South Burnett and now lives in Perth, made the trip to Queensland for the occasion.

"It is so inspirational. They have been together for a long time and have been very loyal,” she said.

"I have learnt a lot about what it means to have good strong family values and relationships.”