Capt. Ben and Joan Marler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 3 at Flemings Steakhouse at Grand Boulevard. They were married at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church on June 3, 1958. The couple met while attending Florida State University.

Joan worked diligently beside Capt. Ben in their deep sea fishing business for more than 40 years and they have served the Lord in many capacities over that time. They have two daughters and sons-in-laws, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.