Couple Marks 40 Years

David and Janet Bierkortte of Wheeling celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Thursday, March 20.

They were united in marriage March 20, 1974 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Jan Bierkortte, the former Jan Cua, is the daughter of the late Ralph Cua and Helen Cua, formerly of Mount Olivet. She is a registered nurse at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

Dave Berkortte is the son of the late Frank Bierkortte and the late Margaret Bierkortte of Wheeling. He served in the Navy from 1973-76. He is retired from Marshall County Schools as a special education teacher. He is employed currently with Local 141, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, as an electrician.

The couple has three sons. The family includes David Jr. and his wife, Amy, of Wheeling; Patrick of Las Vegas, Nev., and Christopher of Wheeling. They also have three grandchildren.

They celebrated their anniversary with a western Caribbean Sea cruise in January. A catered dinner was held at their Wheeling home Saturday, March 22.