Duluth Couple Celebrates 75th Wedding Anniversary

Baihly Warfield
November 07, 2017 11:25 PM

Not many couples last 75 years, so it's something worth celebrating. For Mike and Tillie Skorich, the celebration was a surprise. 

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On the couple's 75th wedding anniversary, Keystone Bluffs surprised them with cake, punch and a party. 

"We had a nice life. Not fancy or anything like that," Tillie said. 

A little humor and a lot of love got them through the 75 years. 

"She's lucky, isn't she?" Mike joked. 

Like so many couples, their love story was hastened by World War II. 

"He was going into the service. So he wouldn't wait for me," Tillie said. "I said, 'One way to fix that would be if we get married.' So we did."

She prayed every day he would come home safe from overseas. And he did. She said the time has flown by. 

"It really went fast. We had our trials and tribulations, whatever. Good times, bad times. One day at a time. Now, especially, one day at a time," she said. "But we are still both in pretty good health. Who knows, we might make it to 76."

Their family now includes great-great-grandchildren. And Tillie had some advice for how to make love last. 

"A little argument, a little make up," she said. "Kiss and makeup. If they'd all do that today, they'd go a lot farther."

They even both won at Bingo the afternoon of the party. Congratulations, Mike and Tillie!


Baihly Warfield

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