Jerry and Susan (Kienitz) Schmaltz of West Lafayette (formerly of Michigan City) celebrated 50 years of marriage with a dinner hosted by their children at McGraw’s Steak House. The couple was married at University Lutheran Church in West Lafayette on Oct. 5, 1968. They have two children, Kris Kirchner (Dr. Jeff Kirchner) of West Lafayette, and Jon (Jenny Goedde Schmaltz) of Valparaiso. They are also the proud grandparents of six grandchildren Olivia, Grace and Ellie Kirchner and Gabe, Anne and Andrew Schmaltz.

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