James H. and Darlene J. Heierman, Leesburg, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.
James and the former Darlene Miller were married Aug. 15, 1954, in Mishawaka. In 1960 they moved from South Bend to Leesburg, where they raised five children and where James worked at Peoples State Band for 26 years.
The couple enjoy traveling and have visited every one of the 50 states along with all the national parks in the U.S.
James’ hobby of photographing nature has filled the couple’s home with many pictures of animals and beautiful scenery. They greatly enjoy their family that has grown to include 17 grandchildren and soon-to-be 19 great-grandchildren. They are members of Shepherd By The Lakes Lutheran Church, Syracuse.
The couple will celebrate with their family in Leesburg. Their oldest son and his wife share their anniversary date.