Roy and Greta Otte of California Street are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Otte and the former Greta Padgett were married Feb. 15, 1947, at the Phi Mu House on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus.

Mr. Otte retired as an elementary school principal within the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.

Mrs. Otte retired from Columbus Senior Center as a tour escort.

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The couple have three children, Bruce Otte and Kristina Otte-Fitch, both of Columbus, and Randy Bayly of West Lafayette. They also have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.

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