BioA: Theisen, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. (50th -1960)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Theisen

----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 23 June 1960

Theisen, Mr. and Mrs. William (14 June 1910-19 June1960)

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Theisen celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding last Sunday at a solemn High Mass at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Lucy Sivert of Los Angeles, California, one of the original attendants was also present.

The Mass was read by Father Reinhold Theisen OSB, son of the honored couple, with Fr. Edward Bertz and Fr. N. E. King as assistants. Jerome Hoeser acted as Master of Ceremonies, with Joe Hauptman, Joe Favreau, James Theisen and Philip Theisen as acolytes.

Following the Mass, a dinner was served to the honored couple in St. Anthony’s hall for the children, grandchildren, relatives and guests of the family by St. Ann’s group of St. Mary’s Altar Society.

Ray Theisen acted as Master of ceremonies for the program which followed and called on the sons, daughters of the jubilarians to reenact briefly their experiences since leaving home.

Also called on this time were Father Bertz, Father King and Father Reinold, William A. Theisen and Judge Jerome Ledvina. William F. Theisen responded with an expression of appreciation for those in attendance, as well as some well-chosen thoughts regarding the years which have passed since his marriage.

Surviving sons 7 daughters of the honored couple are Leo W. Theisen, Orlando, Florida; Wm. A. Theisen, Loyal, Mrs. Jerry (Elaine) Norton, Park Forest, Illinois. Ray J. Theisen, Eau Claire; Mrs. James (Florence) Ward, South Milwaukee; Mary Jane Theisen, Milwaukee; Mrs. Jerome (Betty) Johnson, Eau Claire; Dr. Chas. E. Theisen, South Milwaukee; Father Reinold Theisen OSB., St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minn.; and Mrs. Homer (Barbara) Betts, Paynesville, Ohio.

All were present along with their wives except Leo, who recently suffered a temporaily disabling fracture. Of the 28 grandchildren of the coulpe, 21 were present for the event.

Mr. and mrs. Theisen were married June 14, 1910 at St. Augustin’s Church, Reif’s Mills, Wis. which was also within a few miles of the birthplace of each of them. Following their marriage, Mr. Theisen continued working for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in Milwaukee in accounting work.

In 1920, Wm. Theisen joined his brother, Leo M. Theisen, in a hardware store in Loyal, where he is still active in the work of retail hardware & services. Open house for friends was held at the Theisen home Sunday afternoon.

Friends and relatives from out of town who visited in Loyal for the occasion were:

From Antigo- Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shipek, Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer, Mrs. Emma Shipek, Mrs. Ruth Panosh, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Renznichek, and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gallenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Theisen, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sommers.

From Madison- Dr. and Mrs. Cy Reznichek, Mrs. Rose Morrisey, Miss Louise Morrisey and niece.

From Manitowoc - Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tome, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mrotek, Mr. and Mrs. Irven Theisen, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Terens, Mrs. Mary McCarthy, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Ledvins.

Others were Mrs. Lucy Sivert, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Leo Theisen and Earl, Appleton, Mr. and mrs.Geo. Calmes, Abbotsford; Mrs. Ron Blomberg, and son, Brookfield; Mrs. Grace Finger, Peshtogo; Mrs. Melvin Reif, Mrs. Josephine Reif, Saukville; Mrs. Furman and daughter Phylliss, of Larson, and Mrs. Hauptman and daughter, Gert, Eau Claire.



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