Ken and Pauline Fries

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Fries of Altoona are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg at a luncheon with family and friends.

They were married Nov. 24, 1943 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Altoona.

Mrs. Fries is the former Pauline Karstetter.

The couple have three children: Becky Harbison and her husband, Richard, of Springfield; Stephen and his wife, Michele, of Lancaster; and Jon and his wife, Susan, of Altoona.

They also have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Fries retired as an engineer from GTE Sylvania in Altoona.

He served in the Army Air Corps and the Air Force during World War II.

Mrs. Fries is a homemaker.

They are life members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Simpson-Temple United Parish.

They are members of Park Hills Country Club.