Keppys celebrated 60th anniversary in Germany


In October, Allen and Donna Keppy took a trip to Stuttgart, Germany, to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 11. The couple enjoys Polka dancing, so they purchased some authentic German clothes (pictured here) they can wear to dances throughout the year.

While in Germany, they visited family members of the parents they rented from while Allen served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1960. It was a joy to visit 20 family members. They were fortunate to eat in the remodeled home where they rented an apartment during their military stay 59 years ago.

In addition to visiting friends, they also attended the Stuttgart Volkfest and Agriculture Fair, and toured the Neckar River Castle in Heidelberg, Germany.

Allen and Donna Keppy farm in Cedar County and own Sunbury Sod.

They have four daughters: Karol (Michael) Proctor of Moscow, Iowa; Jolene (Gary) Pingel of New Liberty; Tina (Dave) Howell of LeClaire; and Colleen Keppy of Atlanta, Ga.

They have six grandchildren: Teresa (Lukas) Gottschalk, Melissa Green, Katie Pingel, Tracey Diercks, Jared Hermiston, and Morgan Hermiston; five step-grandchildren, Emilie (Michael) Conrad, Caroline (Steve) Kilts, Megan Howell, Carrie Proctor, and Jessie Proctor; four great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.