They were the first to be married in the new Peace Lutheran Church, Greencastle in 1960.
Shirley is the former Miss Pease, and is a housewife and owned Shirley's Nook.
Dean retired from GTE in 1993.
They have three children: John W Schlatter, Greencastle; Stephen J Schlatter, Sanford, Fla., and Annette M. Schlatter Harris, Plainfield, and six grandchildren.
A reception is planned for Saturday, March 20, from 2-4 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church, 1421 South Bloomington St, Greencastle,
Cards only please.