Couple Marks 64th Year

John Ralph and Henrietta Bierkortte of Wheeling will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary Tuesday, June 25.

They were united in marriage June 25, 1949 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Henrietta Bierkortte is a 1944 graduate of Warwood High School and a 1948 graduate of Ohio University.

Bierkortte is a 1944 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and a 1948 graduate of Ohio University. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He is a retired member of Carpenters Local 3.

They are the parents of two daughters and a son. The family includes Beth Folkerts of Fredericksburg, Va.; Pam Barbaley of Wheeling and Burke of Wheeling. They have nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.