Herman and Shirley Gansert of Belleville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 9th, 2014 with family and friends at the Columbus Club in Millstadt, IL.
Herman and the former Shirley Garrett were married on Feb. 1st 1964 in Edgemont, IL. Herman is a retired operator with Afton Chemical and is active with First Baptist Church in New Athens.
Shirley is a housewife and is active with the First Baptist Church in New Athens.
They have 5 children: Dawn Eads of Millstadt, IL; Herman Gansert Jr, deceased; Daphne(Brad)Thoele of Franklin, IL; Colleen Morgan, deceased; and Nicole(Chris)Ennis of Millstadt, IL.
They have 10 grandchildren; Fallon, Klayton, Amber, Amanda, Heather, Stephanie, Scottie, Rory Jr., Tyler and Emily.
They have 12 greatgrandchildren; Julio, Antonio, Mireya, Serena, Anthony, Austin, Andrew, Alex, Addy, Rory III, Zane and Alaina.