The two first met on a blind date and were married in Detroit, Mich. on October 30, 1965. Nancy was in nursing school and Ron was in the Coast Guard stationed there.
They relocated to Ron’s native Pittsburgh, settled in Butler and had four children: Willow Donnel, who lives in Butler with husband Sean; Matthew and wife Michele of Va.; Thomas and wife Kira who live in Pittsburgh; and Michael and wife Lindsay of Mich.; and six grandchildren.
Ron was an ordained minister. Members of Faith Fellowship Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Butler, the Guentners say there’s just one secret to being married for so long: "True love."