2012-09-30 / Social

50th Anniversary


Ernie and Judy Birchmeier in 1962. Ernie and Judy Birchmeier in 1962. Ernest and Julia (Bishop) Birchmeier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 6, 2012.

They are life-long residents of New Lothrop, and were married at St. Michael Catholic Church of Maple Grove in 1962 by Fr. Michael Wolf.

They have 10 children: John and Tammy 

Copes, Tony and Mary, Tim and LeeAnn, Ernie Jr., Bob and Teri Symons, Ted and Tracy, Troy, Tom and Kym, Todd and Leslie, and Torey and Korrie. They also have 26 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

Ernie retired from General Motors in 1992 after 30 years of service. He has been a lifelong farmer and enjoys doing so today.

Judy is a homemaker and retired as a volunteer with Twin Township Ambulance in 2009 after 31 years of service.

They both enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and attending their events.

Ernie and Judy will be celebrating with their family at dinner in Frankenmuth at a later date.

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