Bert and Pat Kerckhof of Dayton will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Tuesday with family.
Introduced by mutual friends, they married Jan. 17, 1942, in Walla Walla. Pat's maiden name is Buroker.
Bert farmed in Prescott and the Dayton area until he retired in 1976. He is a member of the Walla Walla Elks Lodge, Farm Bureau and Columbia County Grain Growers. His hobbies were fishing, traveling and wood working.
Pat is a homemaker. She was a member of the hospital auxiliary. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and reading.
They have two daughters, Carol Hays of Dayton and Kathy Patton of Walla Walla; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.