Paul and Glenda Altgilbers of Quincy, Ill., are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Elks Lodge, Quincy. Friends and family are welcome to join the celebration.
Mr. Altgilbers, and the former Glenda Cobb, were married Sept. 5th, 1959, at Church of The Nazarene, 17th and Madison, Quincy.
Paul is a son of the late Justin Paul Altgilbers Sr. and Tiny Elizabeth Wheeler Altgilbers.
Glenda is a daughter of the late Wayne Archibald Cobb and Naomi Louise Smith Cobb.
They are the parents of Paulette Keith of Mendon, Ill., Deborah Altgilbers of Quincy, Ill., Dennis Altgilbers of Quincy, Ill., and Holly and Vince Peters of Mendon, Ill.
They have 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Both of Paul and Glenda's families lived in the Indian Hills, while growing up. They met and started dating in 1953. Their first date was to the West Quincy Drive-Inn.
Paul retired from Niemann Foods after 32 years. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1959, stationed in Italy with the Southern European Task Force, and the Illinois National Guard from 1959 to 1965. He has been an Amvets member since 1976, and past commander, an Eagles Club member since 1982, and past trustee, an Elks Lodge member since 2011, and current trustee, and an American Legion member since 2007, currently serving on the Honor Guard and Color Guard.
Glenda retired from caring for the many local families she served. She was an Amvets Womens Auxiliary member, past president, an Eagles Club Member, past president, and a former American Legion member.
They both enjoy camping at Whispering Oaks Campground, dancing and spending time with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.