NEW BREMEN — Rosemary and David Cooper, of New Bremen, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, May 6, 2018, at a Mass and dinner for family and friends.
David and the former Rosemary Albers were married, May 10, 1968, in the St. John’s Catholic Church in Fryburg. The Rev. Tebbe performed the ceremony on a beautiful day with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Witnesses wee Diana Wyen and Thomas Cooper. After the wedding Mass at 4 p.m., the couple had dinner at the home of the bridegroom’s mother and left for a 10-day honeymoon in Florida. When they returned, they celebrated with family and friends, none of whom had known the couple were marrying. They had met on a blind date.
David is the son of the late Nora and Orva Cooper. He has a living brother, Tom, of Fryburg. Another brother, Gary, is deceased.
Rosemary is the daughter of the late Gertrude and Herman Albers. She has six living sisters, Peg Simon, of Houston, Betty Kempfer, of Botkins, Diana Wyen, of McCartyville, Norma Gill, of Wapakoneta, Dorothy Meyer, of Sidney and Eileen Meyer, of Minster, and a sister-in-law, Fritz Albers, of Maria Stein. Three other sisters, Rita Seger, Martha Wolters and Delores Albers, and three brothers, Don Albers, Herman Albers Jr. and Robert Albers, are deceased.
David and Rosemary both retired from Crown Equipment.
They attend Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in New Bremen. David enjoys woodworking and fishing. Rosemary enjoys sewing and baking.