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New Ringgold couple wed 70 years

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gerber
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gerber
Published December 21. 2010 05:00PM

Elda and Ralph Gerber of New Ringgold are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 21, 1940 at Zion's Stone Church in Snyders by the late Rev. W.W. Moyer. They are lifelong members of Zion's Stone Church.

Mrs. Gerber is the former Elda Shellhamer, daughter of the late Eva and Morris Shellhamer of New Ringgold. Her husband is the son of the late Katie and Mahlon Gerber of New Ringgold.

The Gerbers have two daughters: Janice, wife of Walter Rudy of Bridgeville, Del.; and Rhea, wife of Gerald Steigerwalt of New Ringgold.

They have four grandchildren: Aaron, husband of Jennifer of Andreas; Audra, wife of Tyler Schlecht Jr. of New Ringgold; Alison, wife of Lance Lane of Delaware; and Michael, husband of Cheryl of Philadelphia.

They have five great-grandchildren: Theron and Trenton Schlecht, Noah and Mikayah Steigerwalt, and Payton Lane.

A celebration dinner in honor of the occasion was held on Sunday, Dec. 19.

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