The couple will celebrate with a family dinner on their anniversary date.
Bernard DeBoer and Dorothea Zenk were married Oct. 22, 1941.
Their chiildren are Bernette and Dennis Clark of Kansas City, Jim and Peggy DeBoer of Sioux Falls, S.D., Donna and Steve Jester of Le Mars, and a daughter-in-law, Sally DeBoer of Le Mars. A son, Jerry, is deceased.
The couple has six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Bernie and Dorothea keep busy during their retirement with hobbies and activities.
Bernie flies his model airplanes and tends his Hobby Shop, located at the entrance of the Le Mars airport.
Dorothea plays cards and likes to go to garage sales to find items for Christian Needs and church projects.
They both like to spend time with their family.