The couple married on May 6, 1978 at St. Paul Catholic Church. They have six children, Sarah Fries (Norwalk), Lisa Reer (Norwalk), Renee King (Monroeville), Megan Hazlewood (Norwalk), Scott Gfell (Orlando, Fla.) and Julianne Reer (Norwalk) — along with 12 grandchildren.
Mike is employed as a crew foreman with Lake Erie Construction in Norwalk, and Cheryl is an accountant at Stein, Olsen & Stang in Norwalk.
To celebrate their anniversary, the couple received a special blessing at mass, followed by a lunch with family and friends at Amaron Italian Restaurant in Sandusky. They also went on a two-week Hawaiian vacation.