Heises celebrate 50th event

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Merril and Shirley Heise of Cape Girardeau are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills.

Hosts for the event are their children and spouses, Johnny and Jane Heise, Diana and Dave Gregory, Kenny and Kristi Heise, Nancy and Jim Compas, and Kristy Smith, all of Cape Girardeau.

Heise and Shirley Haertling were married Aug. 15, 1954, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

The couple has 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.