Mr. and Mrs. Merle Dean Prater of Centerville, IA, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering on August 25.
Merle and Mattie Faye were married August 26, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is a retired minister and was a welder at John Deere Ottumwa Works. The couple has farmed their entire lives.
They are the parents of Merla (Ernie) Schmell of Seymour, IA; Philip Prater of Moravia, IA; and Camilla (Tom) Williamson of Albia, IA. They have seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to the couple at 532 Haynes Ave., Centerville, IA 52544.