The Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union featured a Valentine’s story about the engagement of retired Grace Brethren pastor Quentin Matthes and Sharon Koser, who both reside at Grace Village. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story (subscription required).
WINONA LAKE – Grace Village Retirement Community residents Quentin Matthes and Sharon Koser went on their first and only date as youth 54 years ago in December 1958.
After going their separate ways, getting married to other people and having children over the years, they reunited at Grace Village, where they are residents, in October.
Matthes, 77, proposed at his Grace Village apartment to Koser, 68, on Valentine’s Day today.
They plan to wed in July at the chapel at Grace Village where they attend church.
Matthes has been a Grace Village resident for the past 7-1/2 years.
Koser moved in Oct. 4 from Ohio to Robin Hood Homes at Grace Village where she lives in a condo. After they get married, Quentin will live with Koser in her condo.
Her relatives who live in Winona Lake encouraged her to move closer to them after the death of her first husband, Gene.
Quentin and Koser’s love story began in 1958 when he was her assistant pastor and youth and music director at their church, Woodville Grace Brethren Church, in Mansfield, Ohio, where they both attended as youth.