Robert and Gloria Brueggemann, Gerald, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 10, 2013, with a family dinner at Meadowbrook Country Club in Ballwin. Mr. Brueggemann and the former Miss Stricker were united in marriage May 11, 1963, at St. Louise DeMarillac Parish, St. Louis.

The Brueggemanns’ children and their spouses are Kenneth and Karen Brueggemann, Washington, and Andrew II and Kellie Sears, Chesterfield. They have six grandchildren, Kaycie, Kortney, Kory and Kullen Brueggemann, Washington, and Andrew III and Taylor Sears, Chesterfield.