Hosting the golden event will be their children: Teri and Dale Wermerskirchen of Shakopee, Minn., Lora and Doug Berner of Clive, and Keith and Donna Westhoff of Struble.
Louis and Rachel have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Louis Westhoff and Rachel Hawkins were married June 30, 1961, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars.
Louis is retired from REC as a lineman. He enjoys farming and gardening.
Rachel retired from the school lunch program. She enjoys sewing, knitting and reading.