Robert Bob and Wanda Wilke of Belleville celebrated their 60th anniversary on January 15, 2014 with a dinner with their family.
Bob and the former Wanda Egger were married on January 15, 1954 at St. Paul Evangelical & Reformed Church in Belleville, IL by Rev. R.J. Herman.
Bob is a retired store room clerk at Illinois Power Company and is active with his family.
Wanda is a retired bus driver from Bi-State and is active with her family.
They have 4 children: Bobby (Shelly) Wilke of Alvin, Texas, Diana (Blake) Peterson of Belleville, IL, Brian Wilke of Castle Rock, CO, and James Wilke (deceased).
They have 7 grandchildren: Derek, Angie & Tyler Wilke, Ashley, Lauren & Ryan Peterson, and Mikaela Wilke.