Waunakee couple celebrates 70th anniversary



WANAKEE, Wis. — A couple in Waunakee celebrated their 70 anniversary on Saturday with a car parade of friends, family and neighbors.

Art and Phyliss Hellenbrand were excitedly surprised by the procession of decorated cars that made their way past their home to wish them congratulations.

Phyliss at 89 years of age said the key to a long successful marriage is to always try and be understanding of your partner.

“Give and take,” she added.

Her husband Art’s advice was simple. “Be happy and enjoy yourself,” said the 93-year-old.

According to Pam Olsen, one of the couple’s four children, it is their dedication and commitment to love that’s kept her parents together for so long.