S: 60 Blessed Years
FC: 60 Blessed Years | Harold & Maxine Gutwein | 1950 | 2010
1: Dear Dad & Mom, Grandpa & Grandma & Great Grandpa & Grandma This book is given to you with love and appreciation for your love to God, your love for each other and your love to all of us. | At 25 Years | At 50 Years
2: The Adam Gutwein Family Adam Jr. Lydia, Adam, Margaret, Harold, Irvin, Ad, Gilbert & Toots Bottom: John & Laura Gudeman (Mom's folks) and Mom with Uncle Richard | This picture was from an article in "Country" magazine Aug/Sept 2010 It's Mom, her Dad and brother Richard and dog "Jack"
3: Music has always been such a big part of Dad & Mom's life. Here's Dad looking quite dapper in his drum major outfit and Mom looking cute in her drum majorette outfit. Here is the Hungry Five: John Buyer, Don Getz, Junior Wolf and Dad on the far right.
4: Graduation Pictures Dad in 1945 Mom in 1946 | Dad & Mom were engaged for an entire year | 1949 | That's Dad's new 1949 Pontiac behind them.
5: Dad showing Mom how to drive the detassler | Here's Dad & Mom ready for their very first date. They went to the fair and dad "hit the bell" 3 times with the hammer and chose for their prize a "dog", which they promptly named Augustine...for August 16th...they must have know it would be the beginning of a memorable life. And here they are with Augustine, 60 years later! | Muck Crop Queen Contest Winner 1945 | Mom back home from beauty school. More time for dates...
6: The wedding was at Mom's home (John & Laura Gudeman). Cake and punch was served there | Leaving the house after the wedding
7: At the dinner reception | Uncle Jun, Dad, Mom, Norma P. | Gifts to each other, Silverware and movie projector
8: Mom's very own beauty shop in "downtown" Francesville | If you got a "perm" you also got coffee and a dessert at Mom's "Home Shop" | Mom was the first beautician at Parkview Haven and worked there for many years. | Lots & lots of family perms and cuts by Mom/Grandma | MOM THE BEAUTICIAN...
9: Jerry's birth also brought a birth of far greater significance.. Mom almost died after he was born and in a few days Mom was born a new creature in Christ. In 2 months Dad too repented and became a child of the King. Mom's verse is Ephesians 4:32 "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." On Mom and Dad's refrigerator is this statement: "The best equation I've ever saw is 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given." Blessed Assurance Jesus is Mine... | Jerry Jay born 7-17-1951 | Joan Lee born 1-4-1954 | Jan Alan born 7-7-1960
11: How blessed we are to have the family just keep growing!!
12: 25 Wonderful Years | Norma Pfledderer, Dad & Mom Uncle Jun (folks' attendants) | Joan in Mom's going away suit
13: What an enjoyable time your 3 children had planning your 50th celebration. Making the video, setting up the fellowship hall, such a special memory | Sandra wearing the dress Grandma Gudeman wore to the wedding, Tricia in Mom's going away suit, Jerry wearing Dad's wedding suit, Joan in Mom's wedding dress and Joy in the dress Mom had on when Dad proposed to her.
14: The original Octet: Chris Lee Wuethrich, Dean Gudeman, Dad, Wayne Huber, Nate Gutwein, Bob Wuethrich, Melvin Leman &Wendell Gudeman | "Old Fashioned Singings" | Jerry, the budding trumpet player, Joan and Dad | The sextet: Wayne, Chris, Bob Dad, Nate & Wally Bucher
15: What an enjoyable experience we had recording our Gospel Choir "Peace" CD! We had 3 generations singing: Mom, Jerry, Joan,, Joy & Tess. Dad has been the choir director since he was 17. | Above: Jerry, Veronica Bucher,Vicky Bucher, Bonnie Wuethrich, Bruce Wuethrich, Valerie Bucher Joan, Becky Wuethrich, Linda Bucher, Blake Wuethrich, Mary Lou Bucher Left: So many fun times with the sextet, here we are at the motel in Alabama. | MUSIC!!
16: Dad making the sign for Parkview Haven | Dad working on one of the many pumps made in the shop to be sent to Haiti, they say "Given in the name of Jesus Christ". | New bulldozer & lowboy
17: What a fun Mother's Day! Mom had recently looked through all her and her relatives old hats and jewelry up in the attic and brought them down for us to see. We all picked out something to try on and decided to snap some pictures. Too bad Sandra was working at the Patio!
18: Thanks for having the lake cottage!
20: GUTWEIN SEED TRI PS | South Africa | Hawaii
21: TIMES | IN | FLORIDA | GOOD
22: How can I ever thank you enough for all the help you have given me over the years! | Curtains, pulling hedges, trimming trees, painting,and the list goes on!!
23: Our Gutwein Heritage Tour was sure a trip to remember. Here we are in front of Dad's grandparents home in Crvenka. We went to a horse show and Dad was able to knock the bottle off with this whip. | At the 100th anniversary Gutwein reunion
24: Dad's 80th Birthday | Mom's 80th Birthday | Dad reading "The Bricklayer" He can never read it without cracking up! Mom's not embarrassed or anything!!!
25: Never afraid to have FUN! and let the kids have fun too | Dad & I experiencing the Bungee at Indiana Beach What fun!! | Camping in Jan's pop-up camper
26: We can play Hand 'n Foot just about anywhere!! | Mom, I've enjoyed the times you came with me to Florida and I came to visit you and Dad. | M O M
27: You even built your house with a "secret passage" for my cat to come into my bedroom... | I love you both so very much and am so glad God gave you to me! Much Love, Joan | Memories...running the attic fan to keep cool before AC, lines of freshly canned peaches, cherries, pears, tomato juice in the little basement, the tree house where I played with my dolls and cats...the horse tank swimming pool...praying by the sewing machine when we heard Jerry fell out of the haymow...decorated birthday cakes, letting me put my car in the garage, coffee cake, homemade ice cream from the cream from our cow Bossy ...clipping the walks with the hand trimmer, the first VBS, 4-H projects... telling you I want to repent. Continuing even now....listening to you both giggle as you get dressed on Sunday mornings, knowing you have always loved God, each other and me.
28: God has blessed you with 60 wonderful years. Here are a few pictures we thought you might enjoy!!
29: Oh how our family has grown over the years
30: The good memories of doing corn
32: As Jerry and I are now grandparents we have a good example to follow
33: Good memories camping... boating and all these years you've come to exercise
34: Thanks Dad for always being so willing to help us out
35: The deepest Congratulations- What a blessing to have parents live and love together for 60 years. Your example has been truly something to aspire to. Our eyes water as we try to consider innumerable times when you showered unselfish love, help and concerns our way. What a privilege it is to run this race together. The Lord has truly been so good to us all. Love, Jerry and Janice
36: Love | Dad and Mom, Congratulations on 60 Wonderful Years, Years that have not been without tears, But years that have shown God's love to your children and grandchildren. May He continue to richly bless your lives as He has in the past. We love you both very much. Jan, Val, Alisha, Mark, Derek, Brett & Joel
38: The shop won the Top Shop Award in Successful Farming's contest. | What a joy to share in this work with you over the past years. Thanks for all your help, advice, and love! | J | O | H | N | D | E | E | R | E
40: Memories that will not soon fade
41: How many kids these days get to work along side their grandparents during their childhood. what an opportunity!
42: Bearhawk Days 03-05 Your help was so appreciated!
44: In a day and time when most marriages don't make it past 10 years....what a great blessing to be in a family where Ma and Pa celebrate 60 of them
45: What a great bunch of singers! | Enjoying the Farm Show with the boys. | Always a great spread at your home | Enjoying Lazy Days at Lake Shafer | Loved our days at the lake! | The beginnings of great fun for those that come after you...
46: Summer Lake Fun We Treasure the Memories All your sacrifices for us will never Be forgotten | cookouts, campfires, boat rides, 4th of July, watermelon,croquet,volleyball, chit-chats,dock building,mowing,ice-cream, skiing, tubing Family Fellowship, the Best Part
48: Gramps and Grams, We love you so much and are so blessed to have you as grandparents. | We wish you many more years together. Thanks for being examples for us to follow!!
49: Thanks for coming by on your way home from Florida. | We loved having your help with the hardware on our cabinets.
50: Fun Family Times!! | Time at the lake, many meals at your house, lots of song practices, mother daughter teas, and camping trips
51: MEMORIES!! | Traditions!!
52: G odly Man R eady to help A mazing N ever complains D edicated P assionate A dvice giver
53: G odly Woman R eadily available A mazing sewer N ear to our heart D evoted M otivated A lways loving
54: Pictures from the past several years when we were away from Francesville | All Our Love, Nick, Sandra, Elijah, Caden and Liam
55: So many great memories! | Tricia's dental hygiene graduation in Fort Wayne.
56: Grandpa, Thanks for the many, many times you have helped with projects around our home! We are truly blessed to have such a handy grandpa!
57: Grandma, Thanks for all the sewing, mending, and painting you have done for us! You are such a blessing to our family!
59: Happy 60th Anniversary! We love you both so much and are thankful to have Godly grandparents! We always look forward to your stay in sunny Florida! Love, Mark and Tricia Kyra, Lily, Kylie, and Leah
60: Enjoying lake time with Jason's parents.. Thanks for having them over. | It was so much fun being in Florida the same time you were.
61: Always a fun time and never a dull moment at your house.
62: j | Jayla enjoying some great grand-parent time!
63: Happy 60th anniversary Grandpa and Grandma! We can't thank you enough for all you have done for us.. We are truly blessed to have such loving, caring, and Godly grandparents.. We can learn so much from you both. We will always cherish the times we spent with you. May God bless you both in the years to come. Our love, Jason, Joy and Jayla
64: Grandma Whether we were eating ice cream, or playing Hand 'n Foot, or relaxing at the lake. I've enjoyed being with you. You're a wonderful Grandma. I love you so much. love, Alisha
65: Grandpa I've enjoyed working with you on the farm, You've taught me so much. You mean a lot to me Grandpa, I love you so very much. Love, Alisha | I love you !
66: Trip to Haiti: May 2008 | Joel the clown!!! | So many memories! | First time meeting Dan
67: Grandpa & Grandma, we have learned so much from you! Whether it was how to make some kitchen goodie (grandma) or how to clean up after ourselves (grandpa) I have been watching and learning from you for a long time! Thank you for your godly example to us. As Dan and I enter our first year of marriage, you both march faithfully into your 60th. You are living proof that a marriage built on the Lord is blessed and strong. Thank you for all of your giving and investing in our lives! We love you so much and wish you many more blessed years! Love, Dan & Tess
68: Life travels fast... | But precious memories are sure to last!
69: Love Dan & Tess | Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary! We love you!!!
71: We love you and hope that we can be as blessed as you two. Love, AJ, Raquel, & Liberty
72: September 17-20, 2010 Mountain Breeze Manor Sevierville, TN A Time to Remember! Celebrating 60 years!
74: From the Francesville Tribune & Lafayette Journal & Courier Gutwein’s Celebrate 60 Years Harold and the former Maxine Gudeman celebrated 60 years of marriage with a family gathering at a lodge in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. All 31 family members were present, coming from Haiti, Florida, Colorado, Illinois and Indiana. They are parents of 3 children Jerry (Janice), Joan, and Jan (Valerie). They have 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Harold is a retired farmer and Maxine a retired beautician and homemaker.