Robert and Margaret Steichen will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a come-and-go reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at the First National Bank Heritage Room, Tonkawa.

Cards may be sent to: 1825 E. Tonkawa Ave., Tonkawa, OK 74653.

Margaret Beadle and Robert Steichen were married Aug. 2, 1952, at the St. Joseph Old Cathedral, Oklahoma City.

Robert served two years in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was the band and vocal director in Minco and Waynoka 1950-1957; the band director and guidance counselor at Tonkawa High School 1957-1968; director of counseling, and instructor of both psychology and music, at Northern Oklahoma College from 1968 until he retired in 1991.

Margaret worked as an executive assistant for the Equitable Life Assurance Society 1948-1952; and at Northern Oklahoma College in the finance office.

The couple are members of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Tonkawa. Robert is a member of the Lions Club, is the head of the Tonkawa Leadership Class, and is on the Tonkawa/Blackwell Airport Board.

Margaret is a member of the Delphi Study Club, Chapter S., and the P.E.O.

Their children are Jeanne and Steve Friesen, Enid; Dr. Kevin and Erin Steichen, Tulsa; Dr. Matt and Suzanne McQuade, Yukon; Brenda and Don Dobbs, Tulsa; Jerry Steichen, New York City; and Barry and Christine Steichen, Tulsa.

They have 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. 

Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!

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