ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. D. Jack Nartker, of Elida, will celebrate 60 years of marriage June 10, 2014. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held today, June 1st, at 11 a.m. at St. Gerard Catholic Church, in Lima. A family luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Westgate Banquet Room.
Nartker and the former Betty Palte were married June 10, 1954, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glandorf, by the Rev. Otto Brockmann, C.P.P.S.
They are the parents of two sons, David (Susan) Nartker, of Elida and Tom Nartker of Cincinnati; and three daughters, Nancy (Kevin) Scott, of Bowling Green, Ann (Randy) Ziegler, of Sidney and Jane (Bill) Focht, of Zelienople, PA. They have eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One son, Kevin Nartker, and one grandson is deceased.
Nartker is retired from St. Rita’s Medical Center. His wife is a retired secretary.