Friends and relatives of Will and Pauline Cook are invited to share the 65th anniversary of their wedding from 2 to 4 pm. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Auglaize Acres Conference Room, 13093 Infirmary Road, corner of state Route 501 and Infirmary Road, north edge of Wapakoneta.
The Cooks both graduated from David Anderson High School in Lisbon in 1943. After World War II, they married on Aug. 11, 1946, in Elkton.
After farming in rural Lisbon, Mr. Cook entered Mount Union University in Alliance on the Gl Bill. They lived in White Hollow, Veterans Housing, at the university. He served the Cheraw Methodist Church while attending the Illiff School of Theology, Denver, Colo., where he received a master's of theology degree.
Returning to Ohio, Mr. Cook served the Grace and Emmanuel Evangelical & Reformed Churches, rural Wooster, and was ordained June 24, 1956. He then served St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Millbury, Ohio; Zion and Zoar United Church of Christ, rural Bellevue, Ohio; the Lyme and North Monroeville Congregational United Church of Christ, rural Bellevue; and Nashville United Church of Christ, West Milton.
Mrs. Cook graduated from Vanguard School Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at Providence Hospital in Sandusky, Dettmer and Piqua hospitals, and retired 1990.
Mr. Cook was a Ohio public school teacher and retired from ministry 1986. He served as secretary of Fifth Armored Division Association and editor of "The Victory Division News" for 24 years.
The couple has five children, Jean and Jim Klein of San Diego, Calif.; Carol Ann Cook of Wapakoneta; Donald and Chris Cook of Garland, Texas; Pearl and Richard Drake of Springboro; and Dan Daryl Cook of New Breman; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cook has resided at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home for the past three years. Mr. Cook lives at 16471 Nottingham Drive, Wapakoneta.