CUMBERLAND – Chuck and Jackie Eckhardt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Eckhardt were married on Oct. 24, 1970, at Ivanhoe Reformed Church in Riverdale, Ill. They honeymooned on Cape Cod, over a decade prior to moving to Cumberland in January of 1983.
The couple are the parents of Todd Eckhardt (Pam) of Westerville, Ohio; Andy Eckhardt (Nicole) of Cumberland; and Danielle Lawrence (Ryan) of Centennial, Colo. Each of the three children have three children of their own – nine grandchildren to spoil.
Chuck and Jackie have enjoyed cooking together throughout their marriage. From trying new dishes for their dinner group to from-scratch taco parties, and Friday night family pizza/calzone parties with Chuck kneading the dough and tossing it into the air like a pro. For 50 years they have gathered one precious memory after another with family and friends. Jackie and Chuck have shared the adventure of faith, hope, and love.