Maxine and Melvin Steinmetz of Billings celebrated their 60th anniversary with a family dinner at their home.
Maxine Beck and Melvin Steinmetz were married on Aug. 23, 1952, at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Billings.
They spent most of their lives on a small farm west of Laurel, where they bred and raised Appaloosas. They belonged to the Laurel Saddle Club and held Sunday O-Mok-Sees and horse gatherings at their place.
Melvin worked at Montana State University Billings for 32 years, and Maxine did bookkeeping for the Laurel Truck Stop and Dean’s Hardware Store in Laurel. Most recently, she retired from St. Vincent de Paul, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Melvin also sculpts iron, and his work can be seen at the Laurel Hardware Store. Two other sculptures, “The Iron Maintenance Man” and “Iron Student Angel,” are displayed at Montana State University Billings.
Their children and spouses are Duane (Gwen) Steinmetz, Belinda Holloway, Edith (Steve) Smith, Jesse (Renae) Steinmetz, Teri (Keith) Reichert, Joel Steinmetz and Mark Steinmetz, all of Billings.
They have 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.