Tom and Rada Givan will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.

Tom and Rada Givan will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.

They were married Nov. 10, 1973 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Ely, Mo., where they are both still active members.

Rada is the daughter of the late Melvin Vaughn and Frances David Vaughn. Tom's parents are Erwin Givan and the late Doris Taylor Givan.

They are the parents of Allison (Jim) Barnard of Hannibal and April (Ken) Moore of Wentzville, Mo.

They have been blessed with five grandsons, Wyatt (Lexie) Johnson, Dylan Johnson, Kaden Moore, Gavin Moore and the late Brady Moore.

Rada is retired after working for 36 years at Commerce Bank.

Tom is retired from Burlington Northern Railroad. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran having served 25 years, including tours of duty in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He currently serves as Chaplain and as a member of the Honor Guard for American Legion Post No. 55.