Algiers couple marks 73rd anniversary _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD – Dottie Hallenus, 93, and Dick Hallenus, 97, are celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary.

Dottie and Dick Hallenus are celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary. They live in the Villas at Woldenburg Village in Algiers.

Dick Hallenus, 97, is a WWII veteran and a former employee of New Orleans Public Service Inc. Doris Hallenus, 93, is a homemaker. Both were born and educated in Algiers.

In fact, the two met at Behrman High School while taking part in a production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” daughter Judy Salathe said. Both had good voices, and they were good dance partners, Salathe said, recalling that when she was a child, “They danced and sang while doing the dishes.”

Other family includes daughter Linda Fettef, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.