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Lorbergs celebrate 60 years

Jerry and Barbara Lorberg of Gordonville, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 27, 2021. They will be honored with a family dinner on July 25, 2021, at Echo Bluff State Park in Eminence, hosted by their two daughters, Susan Skinner and Gwyn Wischmeyer.

Mrs. Lorberg, the former Barbara Leirer, and Jerry Lorberg were married at Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville by the Rev. Paul Ludwig. They are both graduates of Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University.

The Lorbergs live on the family farm near Gordonville which was designated a Century Farm in 1998. Jerry was born and has lived his entire life on the farm.

They have two children, Susan and Jay Skinner of The Woodlands, TX, and Gwyn and Bill Wischmeyer of San Diego, CA. and have four grandchildren, Jared Skinner and Rhiannon Skinner and Caitlin Wischmeyer and Paige Wischmeyer.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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