Robert Wilhelm and Catherine Arganbright met on the steps of Currier Hall at the University of Iowa in 1948. They married three years later at St. Mary’s Church in Guthrie Center and will celebrate their 70th anniversary Nov. 22, 2021. The elements of faith, family, friends, community and the Iowa Hawkeyes provided the foundation for their marriage, along with their deep-seated love for each other.

Their children are Pat (Lee) Kruse of Lancaster, Pa., Mary (Mark) Gaul of Worthington, Dan (Chris Kramer) of Hopkinton, Deb (Boyd) Campbell of Rudd, Linda (Wayne) Overman of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Tess (Brian) Jones of Greer, S.C., Joe (Angie) Wilhelm of Castle Rock, Colo., Janet (Dave) Sisk of Brownsboro, Ala., Mike (Kathy Henry) of Denver, Colo., Connie (Lynn) Beachy of Solon and Sue (Matt) Kramer of Greer, S.C. They have 36 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and one great-grandchild in Heaven. Their family is planning to celebrate this occasion on Thanksgiving Day. Well wishes can be sent to Bob and Catherine at 30127 Prier Road, Dyersville, IA 52040.