Ron and Bonnie Neitzel were married Oct. 27, 1962, at Zion United Church of Christ, Dyer, Ind., by Rev. George Knapp.
Bonnie is a retired school bus driver.
Ron is a retired school teacher from the Lake Central School Corporation.
They both like the outdoors and have enjoyed many years of camping and fishing.
The couple has four children: Tammy Beil (Dave), Kimberly Graham (Erv), Kevin Graham (Christian) and Heather Hanas.
They also have four grandchildren: Paris Pulliam, Kayln and Travis Beil and Niko Graham.
The couple went on an Alaskan cruise in September to celebrate their anniversary.