On Aug. 3, 1952, they were married in the Center Point United Methodist Church with Rev. Clifford Scholey officiating.
After four years in the Air Force, they returned to their Clay County farm for the next 56 years.
Carl, a retired farmer, and Patricia, a retired teacher, raised a family of four children.
They are: Bill Koehler and wife Elaine, Larry Koehler and wife Carol, Kathy Weddle and husband Jay, and Susie Kingery and husband David.
Also in attendance were Carl's brother Chris Koehler and wife Shirley, and Pat's brother Joel "Bud" McCloud.
They also have 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, many of whom attended the dinner.