They were married in 1948.
Vern was employed in a tile factory, Aerial and McCarol for five years, then retiring from Terre Haute Gas Corp after 30 years. He was a life time member of the Father's Aux. VFW 1127. He played in a country and western band, "The Commotions, from 1960 to 1980. His band was the first to play in the clubs.
Jena worked in a fiberglass factory in Terre Haute for years, before working for Shultz Shoe Store. She also worked in the VFW in Brazil for seven years. She was supportive of her husband playing in the bands, and helping copy music.
They have five children, Jena, Sue, Sharon, Dean and the late Bill. Fourteen grandchildren, Rhonda, Becky, Ron, Rob, Glenda, Rhea Ann, Jena, Paula, Billy, Leah, Cole, BJ, Sam and Alex and 21 great-grandchildren.
Cards or letters may be sent in congratulations to 8273 N. 425 W., Brazil, Ind.?47834.