Whitehall couple celebrates 70 years of marriage
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Hilma and Lester Gjestvang met at a dance at the Osseo City Hall, and Hilma says the rest is history.
A lot of history no doubt, the Gjestvangs are celebrating 70 years of marriage this week. For previous milestones they would have community members, friends and family come together. This time, a small immediate family gathering took place, but there was still no shortage of laughs, and happy tears.
“It’s love and trust and patience,” Hilma said is the secret to their relationship.
“Yeah you got to have a lot of trust and we try to get along and I think we have done a pretty good job ... this is the best thing I’ve ever done,” said Lester.
Roselie Vaughan, the youngest of the couple’s five kids told WEAU,
“We’re just very blessed. We have a strong family we have the perfect examples set for us. I think our house was filled with love as mom and dad said.”
Hilma and Lester’s children say that respect runs deep in their family, and today’s gathering while it was different, was very important. Happy anniversary Lester and Hilma!
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