MENDOTA – John and Judith Schirz will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6.
John F. Schirz and the former Judith Ann Hansen were married on Sept. 6, 1969 at St. Peter’s Church in Clifton, Illinois. Officiating was Rev. William Brambrieck.
Maid of honor was Janice Hansen, sister of the bride. Best Man was Paul Schirz Jr., brother of the groom.
Bridesmaids were Carole Gelino and Arlene Hubert. Groomsmen were Tom Schirz and Terry Hansen.
They are the parents of three sons: Nick (Stacey) Schirz of Oglesby; Randy (Sheila) Schirz of Wauwatosa, Wis.; and Ryan (Laura) Schirz of Munster, Ind. The have seven grandchildren: Jacob, Alyssa, Alexander, Samuel, Grace, Benjamin and Hannah.
The couple are enjoying their retirement years at 709 Carolyn Street, Mendota.
A private dinner will be hosted in their honor by their children at the Cedar Lake Lighthouse in Indiana.