Jim and Barb Nauert, of Quincy, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Catholic Church, followed by a reception, hosted by their children, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 23 at the Rocky Point Club, 3603 Bonansinga Drive. Family and friends are invited; the couple requests no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Nauert were married June 14, 1958, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Monroe City, Mo.
Mrs. Nauert is a daughter of the late Arthur and Bernadine Pfanner of Monroe City. Mr. Nauert is a son of the late Henry and Dorothy Nauert.
They are the parents of Jeffrey (Penny) Nauert of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Amy (Jerry) Poore and Jolene Nauert, all of Quincy; a son, Gus Nauert, is deceased. They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Nauert retired in 1994 after serving as the union representative for 27 years at Lodge No. 822 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, where he is also a 65-year member.
Mrs. Nauert retired in 2005 as a registered nurse from the Adams County Health Department.
She volunteers with funeral Mass lunches at St. Francis, while Mr. Nauert coordinates the servers at funeral Masses. He is a eucharistic minister from St. Francis at Blessing Hospital and occasionally at the original chapel at Notre Dame.
They are members of Rocky Point Club, where Mr. Nauert has volunteered for 24 years and Mrs. Nauert provides a weekly cake for the Monday night cookouts. They enjoy their time with friends at Bennett Spring State Park each summer. Mr. Nauert enjoys two to three trips each week to play tennis. They also enjoy watching their grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow into adults.
The couple met when Mr. Nauert was called home from the Marine Corps and Mrs. Nauert was a student nurse taking care of him at St. Mary Hospital.