Alvin “Shorty” and Doris Hermsen, of Dyersville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 12, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the K of C Hall in Dyersville with a family dinner.

Alvin “Shorty” Hermsen, of Farley and Doris Joan Burkle, of Dyersville were married Jan. 12, 1954 at St. Francis Xavier Church, Dyersville.

They have eight children: Larry (Julie) Hermsen, Joyce (Terry) Koelker and Dale (Linda) Hermsen, all of Dyersville; Jim Hermsen and Tom Hermsen, both of Kieler, Wis.; John (Vonda) Hermsen, of Dubuque; Deb (Brian) Koopmann, of Gretna, Neb. and Peg (Brian) Rahe, of Marion.

They have 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two on the way.

Thanks everyone for all the cards, gifts and good wishes we received.