Francis, known as Fran, and Vivian (Emmil) Hauck celebrated their 50th anniversary with their children and their spouses; and their five grandchildren. The family relaxed and spent a memorable time together on a cruise from Tampa, Fla., to Honduras, Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel.
The couple met through a mutual friend, and their first date was to a drive-in movie. Although Vivian laughingly referred to their first date as a "total flop," their relationship took a complete about face and within six months they were married. On Oct.
21, 1962, they became husband and wife at St. Mary's Catholic Church in South Heart, N.D.
They lived in Dickinson, N.D. for 20 years before moving to Rohnert Park in 1980.
Vivian is a retired Kaiser Permanente employee; Fran owned and operated his own business, known as Construction Management Services.