Oswald "Ozzie" & Delores Walkenhorst celebrate 60 years of marriage

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Oswald and Delores-2011            Oswald and Delores-1951

Photos and Story by Wanda Walkenhorst

The family of Oswald “Ozzie” & Delores Walkenhorst of New Haven, celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Ozzie & Delores were married on August 26, 1951 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  They were married by the Rev. H.W. Niewald at a 5:30 candlelight service. Their attendants were Oscar Walkenhorst, twin brother of the groom and Louise Werner, cousin of the bride.

The couple has four children; Gene Walkenhorst and wife, Terry of Jefferson City, MO, Wanda Walkenhorst, Gary Walkenhorst and wife Dawn, and Nancy Shockley and husband Dave, all of New Haven.

The couple also has five grandchildren, Tyler Walkenhorst and fiancée Brittany of Springfield, MO, Matt Walkenhorst of New Haven, Bethany Walkenhorst and fiancée Tyler of Jefferson City, and Megan & Justin Shockley of New Haven.  Also attending the celebration were the couples’ siblings, and nieces and nephews