The promotion and good of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is deep in the hearts of Joan and Gene. Both recall childhood memories of praying there and imparting that spirit of praying with their children. Gene serves on the Chapel Advisory Board and Board of Directors. Joan volunteers as a guide and hospitality person at the Shrine whenever she can.
Joan and Gene, though retired, still keep a keen interest in the family farm. By the stories and photos observed in their home, a person can tell they love their seven children and 20 grandchildren.