Walter and Clarice Dengel will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 27 at Eagles Hall, 524 E. 15th St., Ottawa. A dance with music provided by Dave Wooge’s band will be after the reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. No gifts are requested.hey have three children, Craig Dengel, and his wife, Cindy, Carol Elder, and her husband, Jim, and Mark Dengel, and his wife, Bernice.They have six grandchildren.Walter Dengel and the former Clarice Steffes were married Dec. 27, 1958, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clarice Steffes’ hometown of Olpe. He was on leave from the Army and she was on Christmas vacation from teaching school at Abilene.They both graduated from Emporia State University, where they met.They moved to Ottawa in 1961 and Walt Dengel joined his father in business at Dengel & Son Mortuary.