GLADSTONE - In January of 1943, at Skateland Roller Rink in Buffalo, N.Y., William "Bill" Meyer asked Dorothy "Dot" Meyer to skate. On Dec. 10, 1943, he proposed marriage at Niagara Falls, NY. They were married Feb. 12, 1944, at St. Michael's Church in Pontiac, Mich.
The couple spent the winter of 1944 at Whitefish Point, where Bill was stationed as a radio operator.
In June 1945, Bill was discharged from the service and the couple started life as civilians in Pontiac. He worked for General Motors until he retired in 1977. After retirement, they moved to Rogers City, Mich., and lived there for 25 years.
William and Dorothy Meyer, 1943
In 2002, the couple moved to Lake Bluff Retirement Village in Gladstone.
Bill and Dot are the parents of three sons, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Their anniversary was celebrated with a Feb. 14 dinner at Terrace Bay Inn.