Charles Rupp and Jeanette Balzer were married on Aug. 21, 1948 at the Burns Avenue Baptist Church, Detroit, Mich., by Reuben Short, the officiating pastor.
During 41 years in pastoral ministry, they served in Woodburn, Ind.; Midland, Mich.; Gridley, Ill.; and Lawton, Mich., before moving to Archbold in 1993. They have continued to be involved in various ministries of their local church.
They have three sons: Doug (Kathy), Archbold; Dawson, Lawton, Mich.; and Craig (Julie), Kalamazoo, Mich. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Sunday, Aug. 24.