Doris Putz and Jr. Kruse, of Dyersville, were married 50 years ago, May 9, 1970, at SS Peter and Paul Church, Petersburg.

They have seven children: Terry (Sherri) Kruse, New Vienna, Randy (Carissa) Kruse, Colorado Springs, Colo., Tammy (Jason) Schieltz, Luxemburg, Janice (Ralph) Trumm, Cascade, Judy (Todd) Stoffel, Cedar Rapids, Lynn (Michael) Tapke, DeWitt and Lori deceased. They have 14 grandchildren.

They will celebrate at a later date.