PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. John E. Ganger celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 22.
John E. Ganger and Cheryl Ann Giesken of Paulding, were united in marriage on June 22, 1963, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulding, by Father Ruess.
Parents of the bride were Aloysius and Opal (Gunderman) Giesken and parents of the groom were Lerenzie and Margaret (Chapke) Ganger, all of Paulding. Serving as bridesmaids were friends of the bride, Mary Ellen Dagger and Mary Ann Gross. The flower girl was sister of the bride, Maralyn Giesken. Groomsmen included the groom’s brother, Roland Ganger and the bride’s brother, Robert Gieske.
John retired from GM Power train in Defiance, following 38 years of service. Cheryl was a homemaker and an in-home childcare provider for 15 years.
They are the parents of three children, John Jr. (Dessie Diehm) of Antwerp, James, who died in a tragic car accident in 1987, and Teresa (Donald) Lippi of Van Wert.
The couple have seven grandchildren, John III, Nathan and Noah Ganger and Khandiss, Donnie, Brandon and Travis Lippi.
The couple celebrated the occasion Sunday, Aug. 18, at a buffet-style dinner party at the Black Swamp Bistro in Van Wert hosted by their children and grandchildren.