The couple will celebrate with a gathering Saturday, May 22, at the home of Dan Beeck in Niwot, Colo., hosted by Dan and Kathy Beeck. In addition to a big party in Colorado, all 15 members of the immediate family will be spending a week at Lake Okoboji this summer to celebrate.
Arlan Beeck and the former Betty DeKoter were married May 27, 1960, at St. John's American Lutheran Church in Le Mars.
The couple has four children, Shelly Beeck of Longmont, Colo., Kathy Beeck of Boulder, Colo., Robin Beeck of Boulder, Colo., and Dan Beeck of Niwot, Colo. They have five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arlan and Betty volunteer on the Boulder International Film Festival which their daughters founded and direct. Arlan is the staff writer and Betty is the film manager. They love spending time with their five grandchildren and great-grandson, Arlan.
Cards and greetings may be sent to the couple at 4460 Drivewood Place, Boulder, Colo. 80301.