BioA: Winter, Richard & Catherine (50th - 2009)
Surnames: Winter, Plautz, Strickland, Sersch, Porath, Scharf, Bendlin, Fero, Curran, Garza, Blumer, Elmhorst, Winters, Schreiber
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 28 Sept. 2009
Winter, Richard & Catherine
(50th Anniv. - 30 Aug. 2009)
Richard & Catherine Winter
Richard Arnold and Catherine Ann Winter
of Granton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on August
A dinner was held at the home of Paul,
Julie and Marissa Plautz of Greenwood, WI with all of the
couples’ children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters and
many other relatives and friends. A mock wedding was held with
Hannah Strickland, granddaughter, of Stratford, WI, as the bride,
Phillip Sersch, friend, of Stratford, WI, as the groom and Tom
Elmhorst, brother of Cathy Winter, from Alburque, NM, as the
Pastor. Attendees were Lorraine Porath, Owen, WI, sister of the
groom, bridesmaid. Gerry Scharf, sister of the bride, Granton, WI,
bridesmaid. Barbara Bendlin, Milton, WI, flower girl, sister of the
bride. Deceased members of the wedding party, Don Scharf, brother
in law of bride, Neal Fero, friend of the groom and Debbie Porath,
niece of the groom, flower girl.
They were married September 5, 1959, at
Zion Lutheran Church (Mapleworks) in, Granton, with the Reverend
Lawrence Schrieber officiating and the Reverend Marvin Beninga as
Richard was born July 8, 1932 in the Town
of Grant to Arno and Nina Winters. He graduated from Granton in
1950. He lived at home until enlisting with the Army’s
Military Police in New York 1956 to 1958.
The former Catherine Elmhorst was born
May 19, 1941 in the Town of York, Granton to Frederick and
Christine Elmhorst. She graduated from Loyal High School in 1959.
She lived at home until her marriage in 1959. Her hobbies include
cake decorating, walking and reading, baking and cooking, and
enjoying her grandchildren.
The couple currently attend Zion American
Lutheran Church in Granton, where Richard has been on the Church
Council and Catherine has been a Sunday School Teacher.
Since their marriage, the couple have
farmed in the Town of Lynn, Granton which was originally the Henry
Winter Farm, Richard’s Grandfather’s farm which has
been in the Winter family for 118 years. They farm with their son
Kevin who has a Honey Bee Business with 35 Hives of bees. They sell
the honey in local stores and from home.
Their children include Constance Curran, Mt. Horeb, WI, Marcia (Rick) Garza, Stratford, WI, Kevin Winter, Granton, WI, Carolyn (Dave) Blumer, Cheteck, WI, Julie (Paul) Plautz, Greenwood, WI and Baby Girl Winter who died at birth March 26, 1966. They have 7 grandchildren, Kyle and Dan Curran, Mt. Horeb, WI, Hannah an Karl Strickland, Stratford, WI, Logan and Lana Blumer, Chetek, WI and Marissa Plautz, Greenwood, WI.
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