Edward and Henrietta Goetz "Ed and Henri" of Ossian, Ind., are celebrating their 70th anniversary on October 8, 2013.
They met in the University of Cincinnati Glee Club in 1940. They were married 3 years later in the Ninth Street Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. Henrietta had completed her BS and RN degrees and was an instructor of the College of Nursing and Health. Ed had completed three years of a five year Mechanical Engineering course of the University when he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps and was called to active duty in March, 1943. He completed seven months of training and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant "as an officer and a gentleman by Act of Congress" at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
The Goetzes are parents of four daughters, Kathryn Goetz, Carol (Patrick) Dunn, Marti Goetz, and Deborah (Richard) Kumpf, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.