Joseph F. and Dorothy Stejskal Jr., both lifelong residents of the Hollywood section of Brookfield, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 28.

The two grew up next door to each other on Hollywood Avenue and graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School, where they started dating. They were married by the Rev. Glick in a ceremony at the LaGrange Presbyterian Church on Nov. 28, 1953.

At that time, their home church, the Hollywood-Brookfield Presbyterian Church, was still under construction. The Stejskals’ marriage lasted longer than the church, which was demolished in 2012.

The best man at the wedding was Joseph’s brother, Art, and he maid of honor was Dorothy’s best friend, Doris Guritz. They honeymooned at Turkey Run State Park in Indiana, where they returned for both their 50th and 55th wedding anniversaries with their children and grandchildren.

For more than 35 years, Joseph worked as a research chemist for CPC International and spent another 10 years at American Maize. Dorothy worked as a secretary to the vice president of Fairbanks Morse until the birth of their daughter, Patricia Anne. She would work briefly for the village of Brookfield before becoming a full-time homemaker after the birth of Joseph III.

They are the grandparents of Sara Marie Dirks and Joseph Stejskal IV.

The Stejskals have called Hollywood home their entire lives and both were extremely active in the Hollywood-Brookfield Presbyterian Church, Hollywood Cub Scout Pack 18 ad Boy Scout Troop 87, the Hollywood School PTA, the Brookfield Little League and Babe Ruth baseball organizations and the Brookfield Historical Society.

The Stejskals will celebrate their 60th with family.