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Detroit Lakes couple Don and Esther Jasch, who are 91 and 88, respectively, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Thursday,. Aug. 15. VICKI GERDES/TRIBUNE

Local couple to celebrate 70th anniversary

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It’s a romance that’s lasted more than seven decades — but when Don and Esther Jasch first met, she didn’t know quite what to make of him.


“I was working at Ole’s dairy farm by Westbury,” Don said. “One day I was milking the cows, and she came by the house to clean it.

“I thought I could use somebody that could clean house for me,” he added, with a twinkle in his eye. “I don’t remember how many times I had to ask her out before she said yes.”

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454