Congratulations to Beatrice and Jerry Gasteyer of Elmwood who are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary and Jerry’s 89th birthday. Submitted photo
Congratulations to Beatrice and Jerry Gasteyer of Elmwood who are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary and Jerry’s 89th birthday. Submitted photo

Submitted by Robin Warner

ELMWOOD, WI – Jerry and Beatrice Gasteyer of Elmwood celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on September 19, 2017.  Jerry also celebrates his 89th birthday on September 20.

Bea and Jerry have three daughters, Julie Hanson, Robin Warner, Penny Lecheler. Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Jerry and Beatrice still live on the same farm where they started their married life (Weber Valley).  In fact, Jerry was born on the farm and his father built the barn in 1918.  It has weathered many storms where other barns were destroyed.  Even though Jerry hasn't milked cows in many years, he still plants some crops and he also enjoys helping others with their farm work. 

Bea worked side by side with Jerry even while she worked at the bank in Elmwood for many years.  She still enjoys making quilts and is very active in St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will be spending the day with them at their farm near Eau Galle Sunday, September 24 for a big family celebration.