Walther - 40 years

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walther

Ralph and Mary Walther of Gordonville, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary July 29 with an evening dinner at Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Gordonville. It was hosted by their children, Ryan and Tina Walther, Jana Walther, Shannon and Leann Stinson, and their grandson, Jakoata Walther, all of Jackson.

Walther and the former Mary Aufdenberg were married July 29, 1978, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Leslie Mitkos of St. Paul Lutheran in Jackson, and the Rev. Leonard Aurich of Immanuel Lutheran in Perryville, Missouri, officiated. Parents of the couple are Aleen Walther of Jackson, the late Albert Walther, and the late William and Ruby Aufdenberg.

Their following attendants were present: Richard, Roy, and Ronald Walther, David Aufdenberg, Clint Uelsmann, Scott Williams, Loretta Aufdenberg Uelsmann, Sue Prevallet Galeski, Carol Aufdenberg Kutscher, and Brenda Ludwig Wissman. Those attendants unable to attend were Terry Williams, Beverly Ludwig Ross, and the late Wanda Miesner Wischmeier.

Attending the celebration were more than 100 relatives and friends from Jackson, Cape Giraradeau, Scott City, Sikeston, Missouri, Gordonville, Burfordville, Millersville, Patton, Missouri, Altenburg, Missouri, Perryville, St. Louis, Concordia, Missouri, and Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Shobonier, Illinois, and Thebes, Illinois.

Walther is employed as warehouse manager at Lowe Automotive in Cape Girardeau, and Mrs. Walther is a recently retired school teacher.