Shutlers celebrating golden year

Doug and Liz Shutler are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today.

The former Liz Tenzek, daughter of the late Tony and Elizabeth Tenzek, married Doug Shutler, son of Dolores Stoffer of Beloit and the late Robert V. Shutler, Aug. 1, 1970 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem with Father George Popovich and Father John Kucia officiating. Father Kucia also married the bride’s parent in Berlin, Germany during the Berlin Airlift in 1948.

Tony Tenzek, brother of the bride, served as best man and Maggie (Tenzek) Stewart, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Carol (Tenzek) Black, sister of the bride; Jeannie (Tenzek) Cole, cousin of the bride; Toni Tenzek, cousin of the bride; and Haron Hannay, family friend of the bride. Dawn Shutler, sister of the groom, was flower girl; Patti Deeter, family friend of the bride, was veil carrier; and Greg King, family friend of the bride, was ring bearer. Ushers were the late John Planisky, family friend of the bride; Allan Shutler, brother of the groom; Randy Courtwright, friend of the groom; and Mark Shutler, brother of the groom.

Liz attended St. Paul School and graduated from West Branch High School in 1970. Doug graduated from West Branch High School in 1968 and pursued an education in mechanical engineering, receiving an associate’s degree in 1970 and bachelor’s degree in 1975.

After honeymooning in Gatlingbur, Tenn., Doug and Liz made their home in Barberton, Ohio as Doug worked at Babcock & Wilcox. Liz was a stay at home mom raising four children until she worked at Barberton Citizens Hospital for three years. In 1982 the Shutler family moved back to the Salem area due to Doug accepting a job at Morgan Engineering in Alliance.

Liz worked at Auburn Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation for 29 years, retiring in 2016, and currently works at Stables Inn & Suites in Salem as a front desk clerk. Doug was stricken with parathyroid cancer and Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1994 but regained employment as an engineer at Converse All Steel in Canfield, retiring in 200.

Liz and Doug both enjoy traveling, watching movies, cooking, collecting antique bottles, but most of all, family gatherings. They have four children and eight grandchildren: Robert (Michelle Perkins) Shutler and their sons Zach and Nick; Mark Shutler and his daughter Kennedy; Andrew Shutler and his children Andrew, Abby (Joe Love) and Noelle; and Becky Shutler and her two sons Dustin and Alex.

A celebration party given by their children will be held Aug. 8 at their grandson’s home in Mogadore.


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