Gaylen Vermilyea and the former Janice Johnson were married Sept. 2, 1962, at St. John Lutheran Church, in Merrill.
Janice is the daughter of Phyllis Anderson Johnson, of Merrill, and the late Harold Johnson. Gaylen is the son of Fern Neal Vermilyea, of Le Mars, and the late Ray Vermilyea.
They are the parents of two sons: Todd and Troy. Todd and his wife, the former Jodi Shinrock, have three sons, Brandon, Bryce and Brody, and will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Sept. 5.