Bob Stack surprised his wife Christine, who has been at Avera McKennan while being treated for leukemia, with a vow renewal. Christine and Bob will celebrate their 42 year anniversary on March 31.
Bob had been planning to surprise her then, but decided to move the date up to today. Bob and Christine were joined by their two children, Jennifer Dempsey and Melony Stack.
Also in attendance were their two grandchildren, Tayler Stack (13) and Addison Filipi (2). Reverend Samuel Getachew, from Avera McKennan officiated.
Bob and Christine were married in California 42 years ago. They now reside in Custer, South Dakota.
Christine has been at Avera McKennan since January 8.