DELPHOS — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hemker are celebrating 65 years of marriage. A Caribbean cruise was taken in February with the family. An open house will be held in Delphos later this spring.
Hemker and the former Yvonne “Bonnie” Kill were married Feb. 19, 1955, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck, by Father Robert Knoepfle.
They are the parents of five children, Kathy (Dave) Rose, of Delphos, Judy (Chuck) Spieles, of Delphos, Jane (Kevin) Backus, of Delphos, Deb (Craig) Huffman, of Nokomis, Florida, and Eileen (Chad) Shellenbarger, of Delphos. They have 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Hemker retired from Kill Brothers. His wife is a homemaker.