Virgil and Barbara “Barb” Splinter will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Virgil Splinter and Barb Ames were united in marriage June 22, 1957, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in East Dubuque, Ill. They moved to their rural farm in Platteville in 1965, where they raised their 12 children.
Their children are Cathi (Brian) Beck, Rockford, Ill., Tim (fiancée Diana Brunton) Splinter, Platteville, Army Major Christopher (Penny) Splinter (deceased), Cheryl (Tom) Barbszk, Waunakee, Ann (Army Colonel Gary) Defore stationed in Hawaii, Janice Withrow, Platteville, Rose Splinter, Platteville, Michael (Magdalena) Splinter, Ixonia, Therese Splinter, Platteville, Karen (Tom) Ulrich, Fort Atkinson, Dan (Cheryl) Splinter, Ixonia, and Mark (Keti) Splinter, St. Petersburg, Fla.
They have 28 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.