Jim Roepke and the former Joan Wulf were married Aug. 17, 1958, at Calvary EUB Church in Le Mars (now the United Methodist Church of Le Mars).
Their children are Nancy and Randy Ellsworth of Austin, Texas, and Steve Roepke, also of Austin, Texas. They have three granddaughters, Jackie and Jenna Ellsworth of Austin, Texas and Jamie and Anthony Gamez of Houston, Texas.
Jim is retired after 35 years with Frontier Telephone Company. Joan is retired after 22 years at Calvary United Methodist Church as administrative assistant.