Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Dippel celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary July 6, 2019, with friends at their home in Marion.
"Fred" and Violet, known as "Vi," Koch were married July 6, 1946.
They are both 94 and still own their own home and still drive to the store, library and doctors' appointments.
Vi paints and recently had her butterfly watercolors in a show at Carbondale Community Arts.
Fred is a model airplane and builder and member of the Sky Squires Club.