Al and Betty were married in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter in 1955, the second couple to be married in the church.
Al has been Fire Chief of Dexter for over 37 years. The couple owned and operated Stoddard County Frozen Foods for many years. Al started at the meat locker as a CEO student his senior year in high school.
Al and Betty have three sons: Greg of Dexter; James of Cape Girardeau; and Joseph of Little Rock, Ark. The couple has four grandchildren.