Elmer and Barb Becherer of Trenton, IL celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 1st with Mass at St. George, with dinner and dance at New Baden Legion.Elmer and the former Barb Kettler were married on May 6, 1963 at Belleville Court House in Belleville, IL by William Isselhardt.
Elmer is retired from Liese Lumber and is active with farming and raising sheep. Barb works at St. Marys School and is active with St. George Church.
They have 5 children: Charlie and Tammy Becherer of Highland, IL; Cheryl and Tim Bair of Trenton, IL; Jeff and Sheila Becherer of Trenton, IL; Jenny and Randy Baer of Trenton, IL; Terry and Angie of Trenton, IL.
They have 12 grandchildren: Travis Becherer, Brianna Becherer, Garrett Becherer, Abby Becherer, Charlie, Nick & Chelsea Bair, Shelby, Kyle and Blake Baer; Brad and Ryan Becherer.