Juneau residents Walter and Clara Sperl will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 20, 2005, in the Ray Renshaw Room at the Aspen Hotel.
The couple was married Aug. 24, 1940, in Portland, Ore., and moved to Juneau in 1946. He operated the mailboat Yakobi in Southeast Alaska from 1948 to 1963. He then was the chief engineer on the LeConte and retired in 1984.
All friends of the Sperl family are invited to attend. Their children ask that no gifts be brought. An album will be available for photographs, written memories and anniversary cards.