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Carol and Benny Stueckle: Hearts still flutter all these years later

Historic Page Reproduction of Feb. 14, 1960 featuring Carol Stueckle, formerly Carol Weitz. (Lower right). (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)
Historic Page Reproduction of Feb. 14, 1960 featuring Carol Stueckle, formerly Carol Weitz. (Lower right). (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)

Our love story began when I was the organist and he was the soloist at a mutual friend’s wedding.

We married on Feb. 7, 1960, and had a Valentine-themed wedding. A picture of me in my wedding dress was featured on the front page of The Spokesman-Review a week later, in the Feb. 14, 1960, edition under the headline, “Hearts still flutter on Valentine’s Day.”

That picture remains on the front door of my apartment here in Pullman as a testimony of our love for each other. (And my heart still flutters a bit when I see it.)

–Carol Stueckle

Note: Carol and Benny Stueckle were married 25 years before Benny died in 1985.

Historic Page Reproduction of Feb. 14, 1960 featuring Carol Stueckle, formerly Carol Weitz. (Lower right). (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)
Historic Page Reproduction of Feb. 14, 1960 featuring Carol Stueckle, formerly Carol Weitz. (Lower right). (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)

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