GLANDORF — Mr. and Mrs. Don Hempfling are celebrating 60 years of marriage with a private Mass and family meal at the Hempfling homestead. A public open house is 2:30-5 p.m. today at the Hempfling Homestead, 10182 Road I-9, Ottawa.
Hempfling and the former Lou Ann Ellerbrock were married July 19, 1958, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf, by Father Donald Ritzler.
They are the parents of four children, Bonnie (Greg) Schroeder, Mark (Gerri) Hempfling, Keith (Beth) Hempfling and Kevin (Julie) Hempfling, all of Glandorf. They have 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A grandchild is deceased.
Hempfling is a retired dairy farmer who continues to farm grain. His wife is an active farm wife.