Paul and Caroline Humke

Posted: Aug. 1, 2014 9:55 pm Updated: Sep. 13, 2014 12:15 am

Paul and Caroline Humke will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at their home and farm at 2348 N. 1200th Ave. in rural Camp Point. The celebration will be hosted by their children and families. Family and friends are invited; they request no gifts.

The couple was married Aug. 14, 1949, at her parents' home in rural Colchester.

Caroline Mae Yard Humke is a daughter of the late Louis and Lura Sweasy Yard of LaHarpe. Paul Albert Humke is a son of the late Albert C. and Alma Hofmeister Humke of Camp Point.

They are the parents of Albert L. (Cathy) Humke of Cedar Falls, Iowa, the late David Humke (Diane Humke of Quincy), Carol (Bob) Funk of Auburn and Dorothy (Chris) Franklin of St. Charles, Mo. They have 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The Humkes farmed for 55 years in the rural Camp Point and Liberty areas, retiring in 2004.

They are members of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lost Prairie in rural Camp Point.

The couple was introduced by a mutual friend.

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