They will be honored at a family dinner and plan to take their family on a winter vacation to Mexico.
Mel Baack and Dianne Brunken were married Aug. 31, 1962, by the late Rev. L. L. Belk at St. Johns American Lutheran Church in Le Mars.
The couple has three children: daughters Carolyn Strub (Joe) and Laura Donohue, of Le Mars, and son Brad (Kim) Baack of West Des Moines. They have six grandchildren, Kailey and Kelly Prince, Zach and Ryan Baack and Erin and Nick Donohue as well as three stepgrandsons, Chris, Paxton and C.J. Strub.
Mel is a retired plumbing/heating contractor and Dianne worked as a medical office manager.