Essners together 60 years

Sunday, May 14, 2006

KELSO, Mo. -- Vincent and Lorena Essner of Kelso celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with Mass and open house May 7, 2006, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Hosts were their children.

Essner and Lorena Diebold were married May 4, 1946, at St. Augustine Church, by the Rev. Joseph Keusenkothen. Their attendants were Simon and Clara Essner, John Essner and Helen Menz.

The Essners have seven children, Anna Rose (Francis) Bles, Norman (Dottie) Essner, Marilyn (Randal) Friend, Robert (Karla) Essner, Jerome (Beverly) Essner, Shirley (Greg) Eftink, and Kevin (Laurie) Essner, all of Kelso.

The couple has 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.