Charles and Laverne Lambring Hackman of Vallonia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 11, 2014.
The Hackmans were married April 11, 1964, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Columbus.
The couple celebrated their anniversary privately with all of their children and grandchildren at a weekend retreat where pictures and stories from their wedding and honeymoon were shared and reminisced. Also, their grandchildren each read an essay they had individually prepared commemorating their grandparents and their years of marriage. This evening was rounded out with swimming and euchre. The weekend concluded with a family devotion.
The couple will spend their anniversary weekend celebrating the confirmation of their eighth grandchild into the Lutheran faith. In lieu of a public reception, the children are asking friends and family to send cards to the couple.
Laverne is the daughter of the late Lawrence and Edith (Peters) Lambring of Wegan. Charles is the son of the late Victor and Esther (Otting) Hackman of Vallonia.
They have three children, Thomas (Ruth Jones) Hackman of Vallonia, Patricia (Scott) Butt of Brownstown and Miriam (John) Lee of St. Louis; and nine grandchildren, Megan, Jacquelyn, Allison and Victor Hackman, Kate and Sam Butt, and Adam, Ben and Grant Lee.
She is a homemaker and enjoys making and decorating cakes for her grandchildren, gardening, canning and providing many holiday family traditions. He is a lifelong farmer.
The couple live on the same farm where he was raised in Vallonia. Both are active members at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Wegan). Two of their favorite hobbies they’ve enjoyed as a couple include playing cards, usually euchre, and traveling. They have visited 48 of the 50 states over the course of their marriage.