BioA: Mills, Mr. & Mrs. Calvin (50th - 1980)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Mills, Rahn, Gierl, Scherer, Shaw, Bauman, Uhlman

----Sources: Scrap book three: by Gertrude Wittlinger Becker

Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath

Mills, Mr. & Mrs. Calvin (50th - 1980)

Calvin and Elnora Mills, Neillsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 11 with an Open House at the Wildcat Inn. The festivities included refreshments and a buffet dinner where 300 people were served. Decorations included a three-tier wedding cake, macramé baskets as table centerpieces, and a box for cards in the shape of a wishing well. Long-time friend, Henry Rahn, presented a historical review of the life and times of Mr. and Mrs. Mills and their family.

In the evening a program and mock wedding was held at the Mills’ home for relatives with a planning of the occasion, and the grandchildren participated in the mock wedding. Children of couple participating were: Arlene Mills Gierl, Bessemer, Michigan; Donald C. Mills, White Bear Lake, Minn; and Arlyn A. Mills, Owen, Wis.

Also present were attendants of the original marriage: Lee Mills, Neillsville, brother, Carol Scherer, Greenwood, cousin; Everett Shaw, Neillsville, brother-in-law; and Erline Shaw, Neillsville, sister. Many friends and relatives attended from all over Clark County and from various parts of the state.

On Sunday, October 12, the immediate family attended church services at Calvary Lutheran Church, Neillsville, Wis. The occasion was concluded with a family dinner at the Wildcat Inn and the opening of gifts at the Mills’ home.

The couple was married October 15, 1930 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Neillsville with the Rev. William Baumann officiating. Mr. Mills was born June 27, 1906 in the town of Weston, Clark County and educated at the Christie Grade School and Neillsville High School. He farmed before he was married and was also the town of Weston Clark County Clerk from 1933 to 1945.

Mrs. Mills, the former Elnora Uhlman was born May 20, 1906 in the town of York in Clark County and attended town of York Grade School and Loyal High School. She was employed by the city of Neillsville and at the bakery.

After their marriage the couple lived in the town of Weston from 1930 to 1932, then the city of Neillsville, from 1933 to 1945 and in Owen from 1945 to 1970. Mr. Mills was the administrator and assistant administrator of the Clark County Hospital, Neillsville from 1970 to the present time.



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