Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ricker will observe 65 years of marriage on Aug. 20.
To celebrate, a Mass of Thanksgiving and dinner with family and friends will be held on Aug. 23.
Richard and former Norene Rahrig were united in marriage on Aug. 20, 1949, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, the Rev. Gilbert Rahrig, cousin of the bride, officiating.
They are the parents of Jack (Tonda) Ricker and Dale (Marilyn) Ricker of Fort Jennings, Carol (Neal) Barnard of Perrysburg, Don (Maria) Ricker of Elida, Sue (John) Gerdeman of Kalida, Lisa (Larry) Beining of Ottoville, Kevin (Brenda) Ricker of Fort Jennings and Brian (Julia) Ricker of Findlay. They also have 25 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Richard is a farmer and retired Putnam County commissioner. Norene is a homemaker.