James and Sandra Riese of Kenosha celebrate 60th anniversary

James and Sandra Riese of Kenosha will celebrate their 60th anniversary this month with a family celebration, followed by a family trip to Italy this summer.

James Riese was first introduced to Sandra Singer through a mutual friend. They were married April 4, 1964 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Kenosha. They were both born and raised in Kenosha and have lived there all their lives.

They have four children: Julie and Paul Kresse of Pleasant Prairie; Mary & Michael Roach of Kenosha; Amy and David Zoerner of Pleasant Prairie; and Becky & Michael Clements of Kenosha. They have 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jim worked in the purchasing industry for 31 years and retired from InSinkErator. He then served as a substitute teacher for Kenosha Unified and All Saints schools for 17 years. Last year, as an Army veteran, Jim went on the Flight of Honor with his daughter Julie, who served as guardian for the flight.

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Sandy worked as a nurse in various staff and management positions for the former St. Catherine’s Hospital, Director of Student Health & Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and retired from Aurora Health Care. After her retirement, she worked in the falls prevention program for the Kenosha Department of Aging & Disability Services. She is a member of the Hospice Alliance, Women & Children’s Horizons and the boards of the Good Action Foundation.

Both have been active members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They have been on mission trips to Africa and the Dominican Republic. Sandy recently worked at the annual Cancer de Mama Clinic in Mexico. They love to travel together and with friends. They have visited several European countries, Mexico, Russia, China, Turkey, Greece, Egypt and Israel.