Longest-Married Minn. Couple Honored

A St. Cloud couple was recognized for their near 74-years of marriage on Saturday as the longest-married couple in the state.

Tony and Rose Ament, 99 and 97 respectively, were married in April of 1937.

The two had to wait almost four years before finally getting married due to the Great Depression and Tony's financial standing. He was only making 40 cents an hour during that time, according to the Associated Press.

Nevertheless, the two were eventually married in Wadena, Minn. and moved throughout the country, including Texas and Arizona.

Tony and Rose have raised four children, 11 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren, according to the St. Cloud Times.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a faith-based marriage group, presented a certificate to Tony and Rose. The St. Cloud Times reports that Mayor Dave Kleis and Bishop John Kinney were in attendance at the Talahi Care Center for the ceremony.

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