Vernon and Audrey Wallner celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary June 28, 2013. Mr. Wallner and the former Miss Becker were united in marriage June 28, 1958, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Louis.

The couple’s children are Michelle Hilmes, Michael Wallner and the late Craig Steven Wallner, who was killed Sept. 23, 1989, just four weeks after his wedding. They have five grandchildren.