Kerns celebrate 40th anniversary

MENDOTA – Roger and Carol Kern will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on March 11. The couple were married March 11, 1978 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Compton.

They are the parents of Kim (Kevin) Ganz of Compton, Jodi Smith of Bethel Springs, Tenn., and Connie (Hobs) Black of Vail, Colo. They have 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Roger is retired from farming; Carol retired from Mendota Area Senior Services (MASS).

An open house is being held in their honor on Sunday, March 11 from 1-3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 398 Church Road, Compton. Omission of gifts is requested. Cards may be sent to them at 407 19th St., Mendota, IL 61342.