Jim Bogenrief and the former Kay Becker were married Sept. 19, 1942, at Hildreth Evangelical Chapel at Westmar College in Le Mars.
They have three children: Richard Bogenrief and family from Merrill; Kathy and husband, Dave Moore, of Le Mars; and David and wife, Margarete, in mission church work in Jerusalem, Israel. They have four grandchildren: Lara, Ben, Abby, and Erica, and two great-grandchildren, Dana and Stephen.
Both Jim and Kay have worked with the Melbourne United Methodist Church in service and music. Jim played in the Le Mars Municipal Band for 62 years.
The couple lives on their century farm at rural Merrill.