David Patrick Benham will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. next Sunday, Feb. 4, at the La Porte City Community Center in La Porte City.

He was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Waterloo to Gladys P. Killinger and Robert R. Benham. Dave married Shirley Ann Bright on July 25, 1961, in Rock Island, Ill.; she is now deceased.

David worked at John Deere Manufacturing in Waterloo, retiring in 1989. Dave, a U.S. Army veteran, is a member of the local Corvette club and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Waterloo. He  enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Hosting the event will be his children, Christine and Steve Benham of Dysart, Janece Shaffer and Joseph Einertson of Cedar Falls, and Troy and Katie Benham of Marion. He also has six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren

No invitations are being sent, and no gifts are requested.