The couple was the first to be married in the new Peace Lutheran Church, Greencastle in 1960.
Dean retired from GTE in 1993. Shirley is a housewife and owned Shirley's Nook.
They have three children: John W Schlatter, Greencastle; Stephen J Schlatter, Sanford, Fla.; and Annette M (Schlatter) Harris, Plainfield; and six grandchildren.
A reception is planned for Saturday, March 20 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1421 South Bloomington St, Greencastle from 2-4 p.m. Cards only please. All friends and family are welcome.