Couple wedded in Nebraska celebrates 85 years of marriage

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OMAHA, NE (AP) — Ralph and Dorothy Kohler are celebrating their wedding anniversary for the 85th time.

WOWT-TV reports that he was just 17 and she was 16 when they tied the knot on Sept. 17, 1935, at the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska.

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Ralph credits longevity in life and marriage to their healthy habits; neither has ever drank alcohol or smoked. Each grew to enjoy their spouse’s passions.

Ralph took up ballroom dancing and Dorothy took up shooting clay targets, becoming a trap shooting national champion in 1952.

Ralph says, “Everybody said it would never last.”