Paul and Karen Masscho Anniversary

Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 9:59 am
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Paul and Karen Masscho, P.O. Box 442, Erie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner, hosted by their children.
Karen Carpenter and Paul Masscho, both of Erie, were married on March 7, 1964, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Erie.
Their children are Teresa (Jerry) Heilman, Ida Grove, Iowa; Dawn (Brett) Garrison, Erie; Michele (Jim) Hines, Colona; and Nicole (David) Jones, Erie. They have seven grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Mr. Masscho was employed at Williams-White Co., Moline, for 36 years, and retired from Planetary Corp., Davenport, in 2007 after 36 years. Paul served with the U.S. Army from 1963-1966. He retired from the Erie Fire Department after 25 years, was a charter member of Erie Ambulance Service, past commander of American Legion Post 582 and served as president of the Erie Campground. He enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with friends.
Mrs. Masscho was employed at Farrals Hardware, Village Hardware and retired from Rutledge Electric in 2009 after six years. She enjoys spending time with family, geneaology, collecting local history and being a member of UMC prayer shawl ministry. They are members of Erie Baptist Church.


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