Gary and Jackie Schieferdecker of 2527 Jenny Lane, formerly of Liberty, marked their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. They also plan to celebrate with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. June 21 at the Wavering Park shelter house off 39th Street. Their children will host the event. Family and friends are invited.
Mr. Schieferdecker and the former Jackie Cooper were married June 13, 1964, in St. John Catholic Church in Quincy.
Mrs. Schieferdecker is a daughter of Helen Cooper of Quincy. Mr. Schieferdecker is a son of the late Kenneth and Emma Schieferdecker.
They are the parents of Gregory and Robert, both of Quincy, and Julie (Randy) Uppinghouse of Payson. They have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Schieferdecker was a truck driver for over 30 years before his retirement. He enjoys working in the yard and walking the dog.
Mrs. Schieferdecker is a homemaker and enjoys gardening and embroidery.
They are members of St. Anthony Catholic Church and enjoy playing with their great-grandchildren.
The couple met through Mrs. Schieferdecker's cousin.