Obit: Meyer, Charley J. (1892 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Meyer, Minch, Kelly, Lapp, Hoffman, Genrich, Ruprich, Tessmer, Guth

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 15 Sep 1976

Meyer, Charley J. (22 Jul 1892 – 10 Sep 1976)

Charley J. Meyer, 84, of Dorchester, died at Golden Age Nursing Home at Rib Lake on Friday, September 10, 1976 at 11:45 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Tuesday at Kraut-Maurina Funeral Home at Dorchester, with Robert Ruprich of Dorchester Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Burial followed in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery (South).

Pallbearers were David Minch, Paul Kelly, Charley Lapp, Art Meyer, Emil Hoffman and Otto Genrich.

Mr. Meyer was born July 2, 1892 at Dorchester and received his early education here. During his lifetime he worked in Waterloo, Iowa, and also worked in a logging camp at Westboro. For a short time he resided in Florida, and also farmed in Taylor County a short time. Before going to the nursing home, he lived with his brother Emil at Westboro, and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Tessmer, Dorchester, and Mrs. Louise Guth, formerly of Dorchester, now living at Continental Manor in Abbotsford. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

He never married. He was a veteran of World War I.


Obit: Fenske, Albert G. (1897 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Fenske, Golz, Majewski, Slattengren, Emmerich, Klieforth

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 15 Sep 1976

Fenske, Albert G. (19 Nov 1897 – 12 Aug 1976)

Albert G. Fenske, 78, of Dorchester, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, August 12, 1976 at Colonial House at Colby. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Dorchester, with the Rev. Roland Golz officiating. Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery (South).

Mr. Fenske was born November 19, 1897 at Gillet, and received his education in the schools there.

He married the former Minnie Majewski at Dorchester on December 11, 1918. After they marriage, they operated a farm in the Town of Mayville until 1958, and have lived in Dorchester except for four years when they lived in Milwaukee. Mrs. Fenske died May 5, 1974.

Mr. Fenske was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sons, Clarence Fenske, Colby, and Norman Fenske, New London; three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Lavera) Slattengren, Hayward, California, Mrs. Alden (Elayne) Emmerich, Bettendorf, Iowa, and Mrs. Charles (Marlis) Klieforth, Neillsville; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son.


BioM: Arneson, Shirley (1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Arneson, Smazel, Fink, Haskins, Weiler, Seehaefer, Johnson, Butis, Truchinski, Recori, Gleisner, Lindsey, Patre

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 15 Sep 1976

Arneson, Shirley (11 Sep 1976)

Donald Smazel and Shirley Arneson were married September 11, 1976 at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby, with Pastor Robin Fink officiating. Patty Haskins and Danny Weiler were attendants.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. James Arneson, Dorchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smazel, Abbotsford.

A reception was held at the VFW Hall in Colby after the services.

Out of town guests included Jeanette Seehaefer and Mrs. and Mrs. Edward Smazel, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Johnson, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Johnson, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Butis, Medford; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Truchinski, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Recori, Owen, Mr. and Mrs. John Gleisner, Eleanor Lindsey and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Patre, all of Marshfield.


Bio: Beyerl, Mrs. Frank – 90th Birthday Party (Sep 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Beyerl, Grieger, Clark, Edlebeck, Godlewski, Charnitz, Draxler, Schuster, Schigley, Boczynski, Waldhart, Langjahr, Schuster, Bauer, Meyer, Feind, Mielke, Hinkleman

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 15 Sep 1976

Members of the Beyerl family planed a surprise party for Mrs. Frank Beyerl at her home on Sunday, September 5, 1976, in the afternoon.

Those present were: Gilbert Grieger and family, Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Clark and family, Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. George Edlebeck and Nancy, De Pere; Paul Beyerl, Beth and David, Lombard, Illinois; Mrs. Ray Godlewski, Rosella, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Charnitz and Jimmy, Milwaukee; Lynn Charnitz, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Draxler, Hewitt, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Schuster and family, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schigley, Abbotsford; Mrs. Leo Boczynski, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Waldhart and family, Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Langjahr and daughter Kristen, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Beyerl, all of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob A Beyerl, Mrs. Caroline Schuster, Mrs. Veronica Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Meyer, Mrs. Ernest Feind, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Mielke, all of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hinkleman and Sheryl, Spencer, and Francis, living at home with his mother.

Refreshments and dinner were served at 4 p.m., followed by birthday cake.


BioA: Flink, Mr./Mrs. Conrad – 30th Wedding Anniversary (1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Flink, Fuller, Seaman, Jones, Gautcher, Fuller, Obenberger, Schlagg, Belanger, Forst, Schulz, Ballerstein

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 15 Sep 1976

Flink, Mr./Mrs. Conrad – 30th Wedding Anniversary (Sep 1976)

Open house was held for the 30th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Flink, September 10, 1976 at Unity Memorial Hall.

Their children present were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flink and daughter, Stacie, Fayetteville, North Carolina; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flink and son Keith, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Flink and family, Unity; Sgt. Ron Flink, RAF Greenham, Common, England; Jack, Karen, Kris and Kevin, Colby.

Other guests from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Warren Fuller, Chicago, Illinois,; Mr. and Mrs. Art Seaman, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones, De Pere; Mrs. Roy Gautcher, Kimberly; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Fuller and family, Barrington, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Obenberger and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gautcher, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schlagg, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Belanger, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Forst, Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Schulz and Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Ballerstein and family, Edgar.


BioM: Kilty, Donna (1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Kilty, Bruesewitz, Rushman, Pinter, Sternitzky, Mann, Hanson, Flink

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 15 Sep 1976

Kilty, Donna (27 Aug 1976)

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby, was the scene Friday, August 27, 1976 of the marriage of Donna Kilty and Kenneth Bruesewitz.

The 7 p.m. wedding was performed by Father Francis Rushman.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Kilty, Route 2, Colby, and Mr. and Mrs. Arlyn Bruesewitz, Route 1, Unity.

An Edwardian style gown of sheer Dacron polyester was worn by the bride. Her crowned headpiece held an illusion veil. She carried red roses, white carnations and lilies of the valley.

Beth Pinter, Dorchester, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Diane Sternitzky, Spencer, sister of the bride, and Laura Bruesewitz, Unity, sister of the bridegroom, ere bridesmaids.

Their dark blue velvet dresses featured a square neck with a lace front, bell sleeves and ruffled hemline. Each carried a long stemmed blue rose with blue ribbons, and wore flowers with ribbons in their hair.

Gary Mann, Unity, a friend of the bridegroom, was best man. Kerry Hanson, Unity, and Jack Flink, Colby, were groomsmen.

Completing the wedding party were ushers, Joseph Kilty and Dan Bruesewitz, both of Unity.

A reception and dance followed at the Sword in Colby.


BioM: Farmer Mary Jill (1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Farmer, Strathman, Johnson, Jones, Kasen, Peters, Philipps, Conrad, Giffen, Olson, Webster, Schumacher

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 15 Sep 1976

Farmer Mary Jill (28 Aug 1976)

Mary Jill Farmer and Fred Strathman were married Saturday, August 28, 1976 at the Moravian Church in Ephraim.

The Rev. John Johnson performed the 12:30 marriage rites. Organist was Mrs. Ray Jones. Mel Kasen was soloist, and Brad Peters played the trumpet, with Sue Peters on the oboe.

Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. G. J. Farmer, Ephraim, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Strathman, Abbotsford.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a long white silk organza gown and long attached veil. She carried white roses, orchids and carnations with ivy.

Debra Philipps, Milwaukee, was maid of honor. Roxann Conrad and Kateri Johnson, both of Superior, and Marsha Giffen, Whitefish Bay, were bridesmaids.

They wore corn flower blue gowns designed with yellow roses, straw hats and carried white daisies.

Tom Strathman, Abbotsford, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Duane Olson, Abbotsford, Paul Webster, Superior, and Paul Schumacher, Madison, were groomsmen.

A reception followed at the Anderson Hotel in Ephraim.

The bride graduated in 1973 from Whitefish Bay High School.

The bridegroom graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1973.

The couple are both seniors at the University of Wisconsin, Superior.


Bio: Carlson, Kathy (Engagement – Sep 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Carlson, Peissig

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 15 Sep 1976

Kathy Carlson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carlson, Curtiss, will marry Claude Peissig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Peissig, Curtiss.

Miss Carlson is a 1974 graduate of Owen-Withee High School. Her fiancé graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1970.

An October 16 wedding is being planned.


Bio: Langteau, Leslie Ann (Birth – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Langteau, Riese

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 22 Sep 1976

Mr. and Mrs. James Langteau are the parents of a baby girl born September 12, 1976 at the Marshfield hospital.

The baby was named Leslie Ann, and weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Art Langteau, Abbotsford, and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Riese, Unity.

BioA: Klieforth, Mr./Mrs. Irve (Silver – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Klieforth, Fierke, Ridderbusch, Loucks, Rueden, Schauer, Hoffman

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 22 Sep 1976

Klieforth, Mr./Mrs. Irve (Silver – Sep 1976)

A surprise party was held Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Irve Klieforth in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.

A mock wedding was held after, followed by socializing and lunch.

Present were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fierke, Pennsylvania; Mr. and Mrs. Don Fierke, Stetsonville; Victor Fierke, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ridderbusch, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loucks, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Klieforth, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Klieforth, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Klieforth, Mr. and Mrs. George Rueden, Gary Schauer and Mrs. Bob Hoffman.



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