Bengstons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

    Wes and Jackie Bengston of Valparaiso, Ind. recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by traveling through the New England states.

    Jacqueline Shoppa (formerly of Joy), the daughter of Don and Pauline Shoppa, and Wessel Bengston (formerly of Aledo), son of Reverend A.B. and Myrtle Bengston, were married in Burlington, Iowa at the home of Wes' aunt and uncle, Wilbur and Mariam Phillips, on Sept. 30, 1951. Wes' father officiated.

    Wes, who is semi-retired, is still actively involved with the couple's son, David, in Bengston & Co., a CPA firm. Jackie, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, continues to maintain a private counseling practice.

    The couple has two children, Deborah (Dick) Howes of Flossmoor, and David of Orland Park. They also have three grandchildren, Eric Howes of Flossmoor, Nicholas Howes of San Diego, Calif. and Victoria Bengston of Orland Park.