John and Norma Poehl

John and Norma Poehl will celebrate 70 years of marriage on Dec. 16, 2015.

The couple has three children: Timothy (Susan) Poehl, Kimberly (Michael) Abbey and Mark (Beth) Poehl. They also have seven grandchildren.

Norma is a retired preschool teacher and John is a business owner.

John and Norma were married Dec. 16, 1945. John is a Michigan City native and Norma was from Renesselaer, Indiana. John was an electrician in the Navy during World War II and Norma worked for the University Chicago before the wedding.

They have resided in Michigan City for the past 70 years. They are active members of the Michigan City First Baptist Church, where John served as Deacon and Norma was Choir Director. They continue to enjoy life to the fullest and are as much in love today as they were 70 years ago. 

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