60 years: Paul and Virginia Messmer

Paul and Virginia Messmer, 1653 Scarlet Oak Drive, Jasper, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass of thanksgiving at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28, in Precious Blood Catholic Church, Jasper. A dinner and reception for invited guests and hosted by their children will follow.

Paul Messmer and Virginia Sermersheim were married Aug. 1, 1953, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntingburg. The late Father Alfred Baltz officiated.

Their children are Paula Reyling and husband Kent, Donna Smith and husband Dr. Bruce, Linda Schmitt and husband Randy, David Messmer and wife Toni, Keith Messmer and wife Jackie, Kevin Messmer and wife Bev and Martha Schmitt and husband Gene. They have 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Messmer retired from Jasper Glove Co., and Mr. Messmer was employed by Indiana Telephone Co. for 45 years.

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