Derald and Pam (Rusher) Goetz were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burt, by Rev. Arnold E. Vehling, on May 20, 1967. Throughout their marriage, the couple has lived in Long Beach, Calif., Grand Meadow, Minn., Mitchellville, Ledyard and Algona. Before they both retired, Derald was a grain merchandiser at Stateline Coop and Pam did clerical work at Pharmacists Mutual. They are active members of First Lutheran Church, Senior Citizens and CHIPS Woodworking Club. Their children, Chad (Danae) Goetz of Kasson, Minn., Shawn (Vanessa) Goetz of Boone and Brian Goetz-Jack (Cari) Jack of Creston, along with their nine grandchildren, are hosting a private family celebration for the couple. They are also encouraging family and friends to shower them with cards. Cards and well wishes will reach them at 404 South Western Hills Drive, Algona, IA 50511.