Richard and Marilyn Kochel, of Attica, plan to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary sharing memories and celebrating with family.
The couple was wed Nov. 13, 1954, Deunquat Lutheran Church, Sycamore, by the Rev. Roberts.
Marilyn is the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mildred Marquart of Sycamore. She worked at GE of Bucyrus and is retired from C.E. White Company in New Washington.
Richard is the son of the late Charles and Ida Kochel of Attica. He is retired from Pioneer Industries, Attica, and from farming.
They are the parents of eight children, Becky Kochel, Kenneth (Nancy) Kochel, Peggy (Rocky) Martin, Mildred Lucius, Bryan Kochel and Ben Kochel, all of Attica, Dennis (Julie) Kochel of New Washington, and one deceased son, Richard Kochel Jr. They have 11 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and four step-great-great-grandchildren.