Arley Kaeberle and Jason Philips were married Dec. 22, 1953, at Bergen Lutheran Church in Vermillion, S.D., by the Rev. David Preus. They started a farmstead in Johnson Township and continue to reside there.
Arley was employed at the Akron Hospital and Akron Care Center as a registered nurse, retiring in 2000. Jason retired in 2004.
They will celebrate their anniversary with their children in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 14, 2013. Hosting the occasion will be their children: Dr. Reid and Camille of Parkville, Mo.; Paul and Karen of Westminster, Colo.; Paige Philips Cook of West Des Moines, Iowa; and eight grandchildren: Taryn and husband Brennan Knott; Lauren; Blake; Kaeberle; McKenna; Addie and husband Colby Van Nimwegen; Mollie; and Harrison.