Local couple celebrates 65 years together

CREATED Jun 30, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - When Willard Ward met Barbara, he knew she was the one.

"I met my wife through a friend of ours, he went to school with my wife, and I introduced him to his wife who I went to school with," WIllard said.

Sixty-five years later, the two are still going strong.

"Good and bad you take every day and enjoy it," Barbara said.

Saturday afternoon family and friends surprised the couple with a celebration of their love.

"I feel fantastic being able to celebrate my parents 65th wedding anniversary, they are an awesome couple, their love is never ending," said their daughter Karen Wojtowicz.

While the couple has had their challenges through out their marriage, Willard has good advice for all married couples: "You won't win an argument with your wife, so you might as well not have one. That's the best thing."

Barbara suffered a stroke and now in hospice care. The party with family and friends was one of her last wishes.