Couple celebrating 50 years

By Melody Vallieu

August 18, 2014

Gerald “Jerry” and Diane (Sonnenberg) Thorstad of Troy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23.

They were married in Wautoma, Wisc., on Aug. 23, 1964.

They have been longtime members of First United Methodist Church of Troy.

Jerry worked at Kimberly Clark Corp. of 22 years, then bought and operated Peters Printing Co. with this wife Diane for 13 years.

They were both active in Troy Area Chamber of Commerce activities and both graduated from Leadership Troy. They have also been avid supporters of Miami East athletics and activities for many years.

They are the parents of Sheri Thorstad Kearns of Troy and Daniel Thorstad, who passed away in 2005. They are the grandparents of Austen Kearns, Marissa Kearns and Aleiya Kearns, also of Troy.

The family is celebrating with a card shower for the couple.