Leander and Lavonne Burkle are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Leander Burkle and Lavonne Feldmann were united in marriage Sept. 8, 1956 at St. Joseph Church in Earlville.

Their family plans to help them celebrate. They are the parents of four children: Tom Burkle, Julie Pritchard (deceased), Dennis (Sherry) Burkle and Joan (Don) Leuchs.

They have nine grandchildren: Rachael (fiancé Kyle Henry), Renee and Kayla Pritchard and Emmalee Prindle; Mindy, Cassandra and Dannielle Burkle; Kyle (Brittany) Leuchs and Eric (Kristen) Leuchs. They have six great-grandchildren.