Mary and Arthur Blankemeier

December 16, 2012

OTTAWA Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Blankemeier, of Ottawa, celebrated 60 years of marriage Nov. 27, 2012.A family celebration is planned for December.

Blankemeier and the former Mary Recker were married Nov. 27, 1952, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Fort Jennings.

They are the parents of Jan (Jeff) Jones, of Ottawa, DiAnne (Marvin) Scott, of Mt. Juliet, TN, Mark (Barb) Blankemeier, of Grand Rapids, MI, Elaine (Jim) Van Paepeghem and Nick Blankemeier, both of Columbus, Dan (Mary) Blankemeier, of Carmel, IN and Mary (Alan) Christian, of Medina. One daughter, Lois Luppino, is deceased. They have 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Blankemeier is retired from Ford Motor Company, in Lima. His wife is retired from Leipsic Local Schools.