Jerry and Kay LaCombe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 26 at the Ossineke Township Hall. More than 100 guests attended the celebration, including family members, fellow church members and former coworkers.
Jerry and the former Kay Herron were married Sept. 24, 1960, at First Methodist Church in Alpena. They have three sons: Craig (Wendy), Todd (Cathy) and Kent (Michelle). They also have four grandchildren: Chatale, Trevor, Chloe and Logan.
Members of the original wedding party who helped celebrate this surprise were Doris Haunlein, Katie Filipiak, Neil LaCombe, Doug Haunlein, Barry Laub and Glen Herron.
Both are avid members of Spratt United Methodist Church. Jerry retired after working 44 years at National Gypsum and Lafarge Corp. Kay has been a long time homemaker and church treasurer. They spend their summers together in their strawberry patch picking fresh berries.