50th anniversary

Jerry and Peggy (Wallace) Farmer will be celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year on December 27th. Jerry, Peggy, their children and grandchildren have plans to hold a small gathering to celebrate their milestone anniversary after the holidays. Due to the pandemic, this gathering will be held at the couple’s home and attended by immediate family only. After Jerry and Peggy wed in December of 1970, Jerry was drafted into war the following May where he was stationed in a NATO camp in Belgium. Before Christmas in 1971, Peggy traveled overseas where both were stationed in Euskirchen, Germany from December 1971 to October 1972. In June of 1972, Peggy gave birth to their first child, Bryan, in a hospital on the United States Air Force Base in Bitburg, Germany. Later that year in October, Jerry and Peggy returned to the states to help Peggy’s family with their crops. Shortly thereafter, Jerry was released from the army and they returned home to Newton County to take over the family farm. After returning home, the two welcomed their second child, Michele (Shelly). Since then, Jerry has worked for many local farm operations, including Dawson’s Farm Center and Crop Production Services. Peggy has previously worked for Ceres Solutions and Republic Services. Jerry and Peggy are now both happily retired. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, working outdoors, and anything to keep themselves busy. Peggy especially loves to craft, and Jerry can build almost anything with his own two hands. The couple have two children together, Bryan (Janet) Farmer of Kentland, and Shelly (Jeff) Blacker of Colfax, and five grandchildren — Morgan, Delaney, Addyson, Brenton, and Bailey.