Yvette and Ray Berner of Traer are celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 23, 2011. They were married in Wilton, Conn. on that date in 1951.
After service in the U.S. Navy, they settled in Reinbeck where Ray practiced dentistry until 1993. After their five children were grown, Yvette taught art at South Tama and North Tama for 12 years. Their five children Paul (Monique), Haarlem, The Netherlands; Ted (Beth), Arlington, Va.; Sue (Michael Chihak) Burt, Iowa; Ellen (Steve Mikunda), Minneapolis Minn. and Andy (Maureen), Carrboro N.C., hosted a small celebration and family dinner on Saturday August 20. Paul (Monique), from The Netherlands, attended via Skype. Ray and Yvette also have eleven grandchildren.