Gordon and Lorna Rentsch of Horsham will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary tomorrow.
The couple will mark the occasion by going out to dinner with family this weekend.
Mr Rentsch, 82, and Mrs Rentsch, 84, agreed that one of the keys to their longterm partnership was to be good friends, talk any issues through and always back each other.
“We’ve been very lucky health wise and everything has been terrific,” Mr Rentsch said. “We talk everything out. If we have an argument we get on with it quickly.”
The couple has two children, Bruce and Jill, and a string of grand and great grandchildren.
“We didn’t want a lot of fuss but our kids have taken over and organised a dinner to celebrate with us,” Mrs Rentsch said.
Mr Rentsch was a plumber for 32 years and employed with Public Works for 28, retiring at 75.
Mrs Rentsch worked at stock and station agency Dalgety.
The couple married at Horsham’s Wesley Methodist Church, now Wesley Performing Arts Centre, in 1959 and revealed that out of a friend group of five couples they were the fourth to celebrate their 60th or diamond anniversary.