2016-09-29 / Life in Leelanau

Plamondons celebrate golden anniversary


MARY JO (Sedlacek) and Wayne Plamondon on their wedding day, and as they appear today. MARY JO (Sedlacek) and Wayne Plamondon on their wedding day, and as they appear today. Wayne L. and Mary Jo Plamondon of Lake Leelanau enjoyed a family celebration and dinner to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.

Wayne Plamondon and Mary Jo Sedlacek were married on Sept. 24, 1966, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Gills Pier. Rev. Henry Dondzila presided. They had met at a mutual friend’s birthday party.

Wayne was an employee and then owner of the family business, N.J.’s Grocery in Lake Leelanau, for 24 years. Mary Jo was a homemaker and took care of the bookkeeping side of the business.

Wayne retired after selling the business in 2004, while Mary Jo worked at Walmart for more than 10 years. She retired in December.

The Plamondons have two children, Keith and Barb (Pace) Plamondon of Lake Leelanau and Jay C. Plamondon of Traverse City. They have eight grandchildren, Melissa, Casie, Molly, Sarah, Samuel, Joshua, Timothy and Carlie.


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