Dan and Linda Schmitz of 20413 State Hwy. 156, Ewing, Mo., are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with family, including the Schmitz family reunion today.
Mr. Schmitz and the former Linda Mannigel were married Aug. 3, 1974, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra, Mo.
Mrs. Schmitz is a daughter of Ray and Katharine Mannigel of Palmyra. Mr. Schmitz is a son of the late John and Stella Schmitz.
They are the parents of Aaron and his wife, Mary, of Ewing and Angela and her husband, Charlie, of Aurora.
Mr. and Mrs. Schmitz farm near Ewing.
They are active in Queen of Peace Church in Ewing, including the Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Sodality. They are also active in community organizations, including the Lewis County Farm Bureau and the Ewing Community Restaurant.
Mr. Schmitz is also the commander of American Legion Post No. 578, and has served as president of Heartland Resources Inc. for many years.
Mrs. Schmitz is a retired teacher, having taught at Greenfield Elementary near Ursa and in the Lewis County C-1 School District. She is an officer of the Lewis County Retired Teachers, Foster Grandparent Program Advisory Council, American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 578, Ewing Community Park and the Farmerette Club. She also serves as an election judge as needed.
In addition to their community activities, they also enjoy visiting with family and friends and traveling, including to the southern states in the winter.