Donald and Ruth Proehl celebrate 71 years of marriage

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Donald and Ruth Proehl on their wedding day.

Donald and Ruth Proehl celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary June 18.

Donald and the former Ruth Schaefer were married at St. Stephen Protomartyr Church in St. Louis June 18, 1949 by the Rev. Schmelz.

They are the parents of Donald Proehl of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania; Cindy Proehl of St. Louis; Richard Proehl of Eureka; and Barb Leonard of Hillsboro.

The couple have eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.