RUSSIA — Diane and Jim Grillot, of Russia, will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The couple plans to celebrate with a Mass at St. Remy Catholic Church, followed by a private party with family and friends hosted by their children.
James and the former Dianna Drees were married Nov. 13, 1971, in St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia.
Diane is the daughter of the late Fred and Eileen Drees, of Russia.
Jim is the son of the late Marion and Emily Grillot, of Russia.
The couple are the parents of seven children: Lora and Josh Vallandingham and Shelly and Randy Seger, both of Russia; Rob and Betsy Grillot and Carrie and Keith DeMange, both of Versailles; Rich and Emily Grillot, of North Star; Tricia and Brian Baker and Josh and Bethany Grillot, both of Russia. They have 24 grandchildren.
The couple were high school sweethearts, both graduating from Russia High School in 1970. They own and manage rental properties. In their free time, Diane enjoys sewing, quilting and antiquing. Jim likes gardening, reading and playing cards.