The couple married July 7, 1956, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Norwalk, by Rev. Glick.
They are the parents of six children: Teri and Phil Hooker, Jodi Schmidt, LaResa and Charlie Nardecchia, Julie and Tim McIntyre, Rané and Jessie Beamer, and Rueben Bilton. They have 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Dick is a retired carpenter superintendent. Carol is a retired farm manager and custom combine operator.
Dick and Carol met in the eighth grade when Carol was placed in foster care in Olena.