Sycamore couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

SYCAMORE - A Sycamore couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Thursday, and gathered this past weekend to ring in the seventh decade of wedded bliss with their family.

Amy Cappel, their granddaughter, shared the news with the Daily Chronicle this week about Dean and Fran Carradus, who’ve lived in Sycamore for nearly four decades, she said.

“70 years of marriage!,” Cappel said. “In the world we are living in, I thought this would be an amazing story to share with the local community.”

Cappel said the couple, who were married June 10, 1951, celebrated this past weekend with family at Sycamore RV Resort, Cappel said, which the Carraduses owned until they sold it to their children, Anita and Dale Cappel, in 2001.

Fran and Dean Carradus were also presented with a artwork created by a family member, and cake during the celebration.