Robert and Phyllis VanGiesen, of Auburn, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this year.

They were married on July 26, 1952, in Auburn. Robert worked for many years at Jacobs Press, retiring as vice president. Phyllis was a registered nurse working at Auburn Community Hospital on the maternity ward, retiring from Dr. Rose and Lubanski's private practice.

Robert enjoyed many years as a ham radio operator. Phyllis currently volunteers at Matthew House.

A celebration of their 65 years of marriage was held at daughter Sandra VanGiesen's house, and was attended by family and friends.

Their children are Sandra, Richard and Douglas. They have six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.