The former Coral Krukow and Don Hesse were married on a Wednesday evening, Sept. 14, 1955, at Grace Lutheran Church, in DeWitt.

Coral was a teacher for three years, and later, after raising six kids, was a librarian in DeWitt for many years.

Don owned his own business, Hesse Oil Company and B&H Sanitary Service. 

They are the parents of Doug (Becky), of Denver, Colorado; Joellyn (John) McDonnell and Susan Hesse, of DeWitt; Kathleen (Rick) Miller of Leander, Texas; Barbara (Doug) Range, of Lilburn, Georgia; and John of Cumming, Georgia.

They have 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A celebration is not planned at this time; however, many family members recently were together to celebrate Don’s 90th birthday.