(Dodge County) A local couple was elected to the state’s marriage hall of fame. The Wisconsin Family Council began what they called “this unique Hall of Fame” to honor both the institution of marriage and individual marriages that have gone the distance.
A total of 28 couples have been inducted as part of the 2023 hall of fame class including one from Watertown. Joe and Jerelyn Hawn have been married for 65 years.
Philip and Gloria from Pardeeville were also elected. They have been married for 63 years.
To be eligible, couples must be married for at least 60 years. The Wisconsin Family Council President Julaine Appling says marriage is the foundational institution of every society. She adds that strong marriages that endure are critically important for the well-being of our state.
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