SOUTH RANGE - Gordon and Marjorie Mattila were married on Dec. 23, 1950, at her home in Boston Location. A wedding dinner with family and close friends was held at the Venice Cafe in Hancock, followed by a honeymoon at McGinty's Cabins in Copper Harbor. On the drive to Copper Harbor, they were delayed by a snow drift on the highway which they shoveled. Upon arriving in Copper Harbor, Gordon had to chop a hole in the ice for water. Gordon and Marjorie have happily lived in South Range for 59 years. They have three children: Laurie (Tom Mattila) of Saint Paul, Wynne (David Crisman) of Minneapolis, and Kris (Christina Mattila) of Tamarack City. They also have four grandsons: Grayson, Garrett, Dane, and Owen.
They will celebrate 60 years together this week.