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Beth Rickers/Daily globe Dorothy and Rich Gilbertson are shown in the living room of their Fulda home. Since a battle with cancer 12 years ago, Dorothy has lived without a pancreas.

Day by day: Married 65 years, Fulda couple endures

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ULDA — On one of many recent blustery winter days, Rich and Dorothy Gilbertson are contentedly tucked into their cozy house on Fulda’s north side. Married 65 years, the couple, ages 92 and 86 respectively, feel blessed to be able to still live in their own home and be together, despite some health-related setbacks.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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