Photos: Married 75 Years

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Deacons John Stroop, second from left, and Angelas Robin officiate at the renewing of vows on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Presidential Palace in Kenner.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Joe and Lucille Ruppel of New Orleans share a laugh while they celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Joe and Lucille Ruppel of New Orleans hold hands during the ring ceremony.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Joe and Lucille Ruppel of New Orleans take a ride around the hall as they celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. The evening included a second-line parade, entertainment and the renewing of vows.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Joe and Lucille Ruppel of New Orleans celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. 'We had two witnesss when we got married,' Joe Ruppel said during the cake cutting. 'But I don't remember who they were. The evening included a second-line parade, entertainment and the renewing of vows.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Lucille Ruppel, right, kisses violinist Christopher Conger as Conger and accordionist Julie Council play for Joe and Lucille Ruppel as they celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 8, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- John Giorlando, left, greets Joe and Lucille Ruppel of New Orleans as celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Presidential Palace in Kenner.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Joe and Lucille Ruppel of New Orleans in a photo from their 50th anniversary.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Joe and Lucille Ruppel of New Orleans in a photo from their 60th anniversary.