Allen and Rose (Mersinger) Strieker of St. Rose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 30. They were united in marriage by Monsignor Whallen on Oct. 29, 1966 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.
They are blessed with four children: Brenda Rose (a guardian angel), Curt (Emily) Strieker of St. Rose, Craig (Kelly) Strieker of Trenton, and Kimberly Rose (Mark) Ashby of Mahomet, Ill. They also have eight loving grandsons: Nathan, Andrew, Kyler, Caleb, Keagon, Cade, Camden, and Corbin.
Spending time with family has always been important to Allen and Rose. This year, they had various family outings (a Cardinals baseball game, a day at the zoo, a trip to a water park, a weekend together at Carlyle at their clubhouse, etc.). Allen and Rose just returned from a trip to Las Vegas.
A Mass of celebration was be held on Sunday, Oct. 30 by Father Ed Schaefer at St. Rose Catholic Church. A reception at the Highland Country Club followed with family and friends.