Gerrit and Tracy Vander Stelt

Gerrit and Tracy Vander Stelt of Lynden celebrate 69 years married  on Oct. 24. They exchanged vows in  1951 in Brooten, Minnesota. Both are retired. Their children and spouses are Gary and Kriss Vander Stelt of Owatonna, Minnesota, Kevin and Jane Vander Stelt of Brooten, Karen and David Bovee of Willmar, Minnesota, and Dale and Melisa Vander Stelt of Everson. They have seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. They attribute their lasting marriage to faith in God and love for each other.