RUSSIA — Mary Jo and Kenneth Voisard, of Russia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Nov. 11, 2017, at a 5 p.m. Mass in St. Remy Church in Russia and a dinner with family.
Kenneth and the former Mary Jo Barga were married Nov. 11, 1967, in the St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia. The Rev. Joseph Wolfer performed the ceremony. Witnesses were maid of honor Kathy Sturm, sister of the bride; best man Jerold Voisard, brother of the bridegroom; flower girl Lori Homan, niece of the bridegroom; Don Voisard, brother of the bridegroom; Tony Barga, brother of the bride; Pat Knab, Kay Wendeln, Jane Monnier and Bill Francis. The couple honeymooned in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. They had met in high school.
Kenneth is the son of the late Magdalene and Venitious Voisard. He has a living brother and sister-in-law, Jerold and Laura Mae Voisard, of Sidney, and a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and August Cordonnier, of Russia. Another brother, Don Voisard, is deceased.
Mary Jo is the daughter of the late Norma and Alton Barga. She has a brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Sue Barga, of Cincinnati, and four living sisters and three living brothers-in-law, Janet Poling, of Piqua, Judy and Ed Johnson, of Sidney, Kathy and Mike Sturm, of Greer, South Carolina, Carolyn Barga, of Lomita, California, and Randy Hilgefort, of Farmersville. Another sister, Rita Hilgefort, and another brother-in-law, Tom Poling, are deceased.
The Voisards have two sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Nicole Voisard, of Russia, and David and Michelle Voisard, of Sidney, and a daughter and son-in-law, Carmen and Brad Beyke, of St. Henry. They have 14 grandchildren.
Kenneth retired from Clopay Corp. in Russia after 43 years of service. Mary Jo worked in Piqua for the Social Security Administration for seven years and was the treasurer of Russia Local Schools for 27 years. She is currently the fiscal officer for the village of Russia.
The couple attend St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia.
Ken enjoys golfing. Mary Jo enjoys reading. They both enjoy playing cards, traveling and attending their grandchildren’s events.