John Zimmerman and Linda Valentine were united in marriage Dec. 19, 1965, at the Fayette Christian Church.
John retired from TRW in Fayette and Linda retired from the Williams County Child Enforcement Agency.
The couple has two children, Pam (and Dan) Seiler and Eric (and Shari) Zimmerman. They also have five grandchildren, Kaela, Levi and Marisa Seiler and Justice and Koltin Zimmerman; three step-grandchildren, Kendra (and Michael) Cain, Michael and Andrew Pile; and a step-great-granddaughter, Rylee Cain.
The couple celebrated with a Caribbean cruise in September and will celebrate with a family dinner hosted by their children.