They were married on Dec. 11, 1960, in Evergreen Park Chicago, Ill.
Nancy is the former Miss Nancy Vane Cox. She was employed with Great Seat Supermarket.
Ralph was the owner of Ralph's Body Shop.
The Howald's have three children Mike Howald and wife Darla, Patrick Howald and wife Amy, and William Howald, and two grandchildren.
Cards of congratulations may be sent to the Howald's at 2614 W. State Road 340, Brazil, IN 47834.