The couple celebrated the diamond event with a family gathering in June.
Wendell Borchers and Norma Jean Kallsen were married Nov. 24, 1950, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron.
They are the parents of three children and have 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They are: a son, Dean and Lyn Borchers of Le Mars, and their children, Roxanne and Jeff Powell of Sparta, Wis., and their children, Spencer and Alexa, and Christy and Tony Rangel of Houston, Texas, and their children, Jackson and Brooklyn, Jacob Borchers and his fiancée Amanda Ruden and Kyle Borchers; a son, Barry and Vicki Borchers of Le Mars and their children, Jacci of Des Moines, and Bryan, Scott and Tyler; and a daughter, Cheri and Les Albrecht of Ponca, Neb., and their children, Allie, Hannah and Joe.
The couple is retired from farming.