Grethe and Howard Izer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20, 2013. They were married at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Passaic, N.J., in 1953. Howard served as a Sergeant in the Army from 1950-1952. He completed his military service in the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea from 1951-1952 where he was honored with the Purple Heart. Before retiring to Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island in April 1984, Howard served as a Vice President with Merrill Lynch for 25 years. The couple are lovingly devoted to each other as well as family, friends and country. They have three sons and three daughter-in-laws, Robert and Patricia of Charlotte, N.C., Thomas and Laura Lee of Charlotte, N.C., and William and Carol of Pompton Lakes, N.J. They also have four granddaughters.