Janet Kainz, the daughter of Dorothy and Rudy Kainz, and Thomas Luton, the son of Winifred and Val Luton, were married in Elkader, IA on August 20th, 1966.
They moved into their current home in Bettendorf, IA in 1969.
Tom taught French and later, Language Arts, at Bettendorf Middle School, retiring in 2000.
Jan taught English, Composition, and Literature at Marycrest College until it closed in 2000. Since then, she has taught English courses at Assumption High School in Davenport, IA.
They are members of St. John Vianney Church.
They have four children: Michelle (Jim) Luebke of Davenport,; Kate (Art) Rodriguez of Georgetown, TX, Cari (Chris) Henson of Davenport; and Joe Luton of Bettendorf. They have seven grandchildren: Jonah, Isaac, Will Luebke; Madeline, Diego Rodriguez; Miles, Molly Henson.
They celebrated their 50th with a family dinner.