Robert and Virginia Kottke, 501 S. Dousman St., Prairie du Chien, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 21, 2014.
They were married at the United Methodist Church in Bloomington in 1949. They lived in Bloomington until 1975, and then moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where Bob was employed with John Deere Tractor for over 25 years. In 2000 they returned to Wisconsin and presently reside in Prairie du Chien.
The Kottkes have three children, Gloria (David) Uppena of Wausau, Kevin (Deborah Paulus) Kottke of Plainfield, Ind., and Kim (Belinda Finney) Kottke of Prairie du Chien. They have nine grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren residing in various states in the US and in Brazil, South America.