Walter and Shirley Roskowski of OFallon celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on August 10, 2013. Walter Roskowski and the former Shirley Lee Hedgecock were married August 10, 1952 in Hoopeston, Illinois by the Rev. Boyd L. Rudd.
Shirley is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Hedgecock of Hoopeston, IL. Walter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roskowski of Plymouth, PA. Walt and Shirley lived their early years in the United States Air Force in many states and overseas. Walt retired as a Chief Master Sergeant at Scott A.F.B. after 24 years of service as a Flight Engineer, and served a Tour in Vietnam. After retirement, Walt continued a teaching career at the then Belleville Area College and was the owner and operator of Walts Furniture Repair and Upholstery. Shirley was the Manager of the Belleville Red Shield store.
They are the parents of seven children. Toni Lee (John Kimball), of OFallon; Patricia A. Roskowski, of OFallon; Walter Roskowski of Austin, TX; Stephen P. (Helen Broderick) of OFallon; William C. (Tammy Barner) of Nashville, IL; Bruce D. (Tina Bagley) of OFallon; Deborah L. (Kevin Potter) of Millersburgh, PA. They have 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.