Dave and Cande (Veit) Vermeulen were married August 11, 1972 in the little chapel at the First United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo. They built their family home in Vicksburg in August of 1976 and have lived here since. Dave retired from Root Spring Scraper, where he was chief engineer, designing and building large snow removal equipment for over 20 years. Cande retired from Brady Township where she was clerk for over 20 years, along with Medical Data Processing where she did part-time accounting. They have two children: Kim and Jeff Vanderbilt, currently of New Zealand, and Kelly Vermeulen and Jen Saidla of Lawton. Their grandchildren are Max and Kat Vanderbilt, Hazen and Ava Vermeulen, and their plus 2, Lauryn and Aiden Saidla of Grandville. They plan to celebrate the weekend of their anniversary out of town with the entire family.