Jerome and Doris Kowalski celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 12 with a party for 150 family members and friends held at the VFW Hall in Posen.
The party was hosted by their children, Linda Kowalski Meeder (Charlie Chojnacki), Debra (Robert) St. Clair, Karen Kowalski Styma, Kris (Jason) Chalupniczak, Lori (Steve) Redes and Jereme Kowalski. The couple have 14 grandchildren: Whitney, Chelsea Meeder, Cailah Kowalski Meeder, Anna and Ethan St. Clair, Krystle and Matthew Styma, Brendan and Peyton Chalupniczak, Austin and Brooke Redes, Mercedes, Elizabeth and Noah Kowalski. They also have one great-grandchild, Harvey Calloway.
All of their bridal party were in attendance to celebrate with them and included Janet Modahl, Melvin Koss, Elias Taratuta, Mavine Gorlewski, Roger and Elona Wirgau, Kathleen Kieliszewski and Dennis Lewandowski.
Mr. Kowalski and the former Doris Purgiel were married June 18, 1960, at St. Casmir Church in Posen. Jerome is retired from Peter Basile and Son's Construction. Doris is retired from Northeast Community Mental Health.