OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Kalamazoo couple at an Oshtemo Township retirement house is celebrating 75 years of marriage.

Park Village Pines CEO David Bos mentioned 75 years of marriage would not come round too typically, and for Wubbo and Alene Mejeur, the milestone is well-worth celebrating.

The couple has lived on the facility since 2015.

“Decide the great one while you get one,” mentioned Alene Mejeur, who’s celebrating 75 years of marriage to her husband.

Wubbo, whose mates name him Chubb, and Alene Mejeur met again in 1945. It was the identical yr World Warfare II ended.

“We met two and a half years earlier than we have been married at my home,” Mejeur mentioned. “I had his sisters over for dinner on a Friday night time.”

Chubb picked his sisters up from her house that night.

“That is once I met him, so the following day he known as to go bowling and we went from there on,” Mejeur mentioned.

On April 11, 1947, the 2 wed at Grace Christian Reformed Church in Kalamazoo.

“On the time, you did not discover numerous clothes, so we had a girl make it for us,” Mejeur mentioned.

As a result of restricted provides, she had a gown made out of one thing fairly distinctive.

“My girlfriend had received married earlier, and her boyfriend introduced the gown again from the military. It was a silk parachute. She had gown made out of it and there was a lot left to have mine made out of it,” Mejeur mentioned.

“The Japanese parachute, it wasn’t our parachute. It was Japanese. The Japanese silk was higher than the American. I hate to say that,” Wubbo “Chubb” Mejeur mentioned.

The 2 took their honeymoon to Detroit and visited one among their favorites, Greenfield Village.

Collectively, that they had three kids.

All the occasions that dropped at 75 years was celebrated on Monday, with household and most of the mates they grew up with, at a celebration at Park Village Pines.

Bos mentioned it is necessary for them to all come collectively.

“We have been made to be emotional, religious, social creatures and bodily creatures, and , if we do not have that chance, it simply is detrimental to the general well being of all of us, not to mention our residents,” David Bos, the CEO of Park Village Pines, mentioned. “And so to have instances like this, the place they’ll simply atone for their friendship and their togetherness. It is essential.”

And their secret to 75 years?

“You’ve got to each like issues the identical, and I believe going to church is an efficient factor to do,” Mejeur mentioned.

The couple additionally has 4 grandchildren and 4 nice grandchildren.

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