Bruce and Shirley Thompson of Big Rock will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 9.
Bruce and the formerly Shirley McCann were married on Jan. 9, 1949, at Fourth Street Methodist Church in Aurora.
The couple has three children, Jerald (Sue) Thompson of Big Rock, Cheryl (the late William) Groetsema of La Grange Park, Ill., and Linda (James) Peterson of Maple Park. They have seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate their anniversary with a family dinner.