Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Koontz of rural St. Elmo will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Erna and Charlie Koontz were married on Feb. 14, 1952, at First Baptist Church in St. Elmo.
They have two sons, David and Daniel; three grandchildren, Adam and Joshua Koontz, and Sarah Wright; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Lelia. All live in the St. Elmo and Effingham areas.
Charlie served in the Army in Korea for two years. He then worked at Crossroads Press in Effingham. He still farms.
Erna owned Koontz Real Estate, and always has a large flower and vegetable garden.
The Koontzes currently attend New Beginnings Church in Effingham.