Couillards celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
The newlywed couple made their home in Gladstone for a few years and moved to Perkins, where they bought their first home that they still live in today. They have two daughters, Cindy and Jason Wicklund of Rapid River, and Shelly and Dean Forslund of Rock, and three grandsons, the absolute center of their lives: Tyler and Gunner Wicklund and Edward Forslund. They also have three grand-dogs: Bodie, Duke and Sid.
Dale is retired from U.P. Pipe Company in Escanaba and was a volunteer firefighter and first responder for more than half of his life at the Baldwin Fire Department. He was previously employed at Harnischfeger and Soo Railroad. Cathy was employed at Rapid River Cheese factory and several jobs throughout the years, but was fortunate to be able to stay home with their daughters providing years of taxi duty, cook/chef, counselor, homework over-seer, uniform cleaner, and everything under the sun. She is a terrific cook, seamstress, artist and planner. She is a member of the Perkins Legion. Both are extremely hard workers and committed to family and friends and a lifetime of helping others and living life to its fullest. They enjoy camping, bonfires, bean bags, pool, darts, euchre, 4-wheeling, impromptu trips and visits, travel, pontooning and spending time with their family and friends.