Van Alstine— 65 years

Mavis and Gail Van Alstine i
Mavis and Gail Van Alstine in 1953

Gail and Mavis Van Alstine, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

Cards may be sent to them at 1843 Lizard Creek Lane, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.

Their famiy includes Bruce and Judy Van Alstine, of Thor; Linda White, of Gowrie; Clark and Jennifer Van Alstine, of Belton, Missouri; and Carla and Rob Schreier, of Fort Dodge. They have 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. They were foster parents to 30 babies.

Mavis Sherman and Gail Van Alstine were married Sept. 6, 1953, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge. He is president of family-owned corporations. She is retired from St. Paul Lutheran Mission House after 30 years.