Arnold and Dolores Gettel of Power, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by their children at Zion Lutheran Church, Sunday, September 29th.  More than 80 friends and relatives attended with their children Diane and Duane Asmus, Aurora, CO, Dave and Patti Gettel, Bozeman, Steve and Mary Gettel, Council Bluffs, IA, and Roger and Jayne Gettel, Power.  Arnie and Dolores have 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Also attending the reception was Dave Bliss, a groomsman in their wedding.


Arnold and Dolores Gettel's original wedding photo. It was thought that the original photograph was lost - or misplaced - but the original photo, still in it's original studio presentation folder, was discovered in a box of old photos that the Sun Times came across the same weekend the Gettels celebrated their 70th Anniversary. Most likely the photo was brought into the Sun Times to be scanned for an earlier anniversary and was forgotten.

Arnie and Dolores were married on October 8, 1949 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Dutton.  Reverend Gerald Paul, Trinity Lutheran Church lead a wedding vow renewal ceremony and blessing of their 70 years of marriage.  Arnie and Dolores would like to thank everyone who attended the reception, made calls, or sent cards to wish them well and acknowledge their anniversary.