John and Cheryl Albers were married on June 3, 1967, and they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a cruise on the Danube River.
They met while registering for classes at IUN. John retired after teaching 40 years in the Gary Community School Corporation, and Cheryl retired after 28 years as a secretary in the Merrillville School Corporation. John also retired from Home Depot after working 21 years.
They have two sons, Robert (Jennifer Nowak) and Kevin (Heather Evans) and two grandsons, Gage Albers and Kolton Evans.