Bio: Pawelek, Alan – Shares Experiences in Vietnam (Nov 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Pawelek

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Nov 1975

The Thorp Area Chapter 2254 of AARP was highly honored to have a “Home Boy” of Thorp, Mr. Alan Pawelek, speak of his experience in Vietnam. It was a most interesting talk and it made many of us realized how lucky we are in Thorp and appreciate more the lovely city of Thorp, Wisconsin. Our greatest gratitude and sincere thanks go to Alan Pawelek and his family.


School: Thorp H.S. FFA – Awarded 1975 Clark Co. Fair Herd Award (1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Dahlen

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Nov 1975

The Thorp Future Farmers of America were awarded the 1975 Clark County Fair Herd Traveling Trophy sponsored by Cooperative Services. Under the supervision of Adviser Monte Dahlen, thirteen FFA members exhibited nineteen dairy animals at the four day fair.

Approximately thirty-five 4-H and FFA clubs participated in the competition. The judging was based on decorations, awards, sportsmanship and overall herdsmanship.

The clubs were divided into two classes. The first class consisted of those clubs exhibiting one to fourteen animals and the second sixteen or more. Thorp won first place in the second class and will receive a $15.00 check to be awarded at the annual FFFA Parent and Member Banquet in the spring. Mound View 4-H club won first place in the first class.


Obit: Hanley, Marie (1918 – 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Hanley, Miller, Nayes, Boardman, Stapple, Hakes, Schelvan, Kaiser

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Nov 1975

Hanley, Marie (2 May 1918 – 11 Nov 1975)

Mrs. James (Marie) Hanley, 57, Route 2, Thorp, Wisconsin, passed away November 11, 1975 at Victory Memorial Hospital, Stanley.

She was born May 2, 1918 in Longwood, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edward and Maude Miller. She grew up in the Longwood area and attended the area schools. After her marriage to James Hanley she resided the majority of her life in Stanley, until moving to rural Thorp five years ago.

She is survived by her husband James of Route 2, Thorp; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Karen) Nayes of Boyd, and Mrs. Terrence (Jane) Boardman of Milwaukee; two grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph Miller of Stanley, and Roy and Loren Miller, both of Owen, Wisconsin; and three sisters, Mrs. Justin (Jean) Stapple of California, Mrs. Carl (Eva) Hakes of Holcombe, and Mrs. Donn (Edna) Schelvan of Milwaukee.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 14, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Stanley, with the Rev. Fr. Leonard Kaiser officiating. Burial was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stanley.


Obit: Brenner, Floyd (1905 – 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Brenner, Knapp, Niederhauser, Raether, Misiora, Rasmussen, Ford, Krupa, Honius

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Nov 1975

Brenner, Floyd (17 Feb 1905 – 13 Nov 1975)

Floyd Brenner, age 70, of Route 1, Holcombe, died November 13, 1975 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls.

He was born February 17, 1905, in Thorp, son of Andrew and Alma Brenner. Mr. Brenner grew up in the Thorp area. He married Delores Knapp on June 19, 1937 at Gilman. Following htier marriage, they farmed in the town of Aurora until 1968, when they moved to Lake Holcombe. Mr. Brenner was custodian at the Holcombe School until retiring in 1974.

He is survived by his wife, Delores; three sons, Floyd Jr., Kewaskum, Melvin, Waterloo, Iowa, and Ronald, Gilman; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Niederhauser, Holcombe; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Alfred, Holcombe, Fred Las Vegas, Nevada, Ross, Milwaukee, and Leroy, Thorp; five sisters, Mrs. Herman (Edith) Raether, Gilman, Mrs. Frank (Louise) Misiora, Milwaukee, Mrs. Walt (Clara) Rasmussen, Kelso, Washington, Mr. Richard (Florence) Ford, Harrisburg, Illinois, and Mrs. John (Lucille) Krupa, Cornell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at Gilman, with the Rev. Kenneth Honius officiating. Burial was made in the Meadowbrook Cemetery, Gilman.


Bio: Sobol, Son of Mr./Mrs. Richard (Birth – 6 Nov 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Sobol

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Nov 1975

Born on November 6, 1975, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sobol, Route 3, Thorp, Wisconsin.


Bio: Plechacek, David Anthony – Completes Basic Training (Nov 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Plechacek

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Nov 1975

AB David Anthony Plechacek completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Plechacek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Plechacek, rural Thorp, entered the Air Force September, 28, 1975. He was a graduate of Thorp High School in 1975.


News: Thorp – ITT Corp. Expands (1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Wilshire

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 27 Nov 1975

Expansion of ITT Thorp Corporation consumer finance separated into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states through transferred 20 ITT Aetna Corp. offices was announced by Thomas E. Wilshire, ITT Thorp President.

The expansion brings ITT Thorp’s operations to maintenance of 220 offices in 12 states.

Wilshire said that ITT Thorp is rapidly developing rom a centralized, Midwestern finance company to one having regional influence on a large segment of the national market.


Obit: Quelle, Harry (1899 – 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Quelle, Fox

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 27 Nov 1975

Quelle, Harry (31 Jan 1899 – 22 Nov 1975)
(Birth date from East Thorp Cemetery Listing)

Harry Quelle, 76, died at Victory Memorial Hospital, Stanley, on Saturday morning, November 22, 1975.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 24, 2 p.m., at Thorp United Methodist Church, with Rev. Carl Fox officiating.

Burial was made in East Thorp Cemetery.


Bio: Meyer, Gerard – Joins Choir at UW-Stevens Point (Dec 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Meyer

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Dec 1975

Gerard Meyer, a student at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, has been selected as a member of the University Choir, a performing group which will be giving several concerts during the holiday season.

In addition to a Christmas concert held on campus recently, the 60-member choir participated in a community Christmas Sing on December 7, 1975, and the Annual Gold Mass celebration at St. Stanislaus Church in Stevens Point.

Meyer, a junior majoring in music education, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Meyer, 204 East Stanley Street, Thorp, Wisconsin.


Obit: Papierniak, Louis (1897 – 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Papierniak, Puerner

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Dec 1975

Papierniak, Louis (1897 – 04 Dec 1975)

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday for Louis Papierniak, 78, Thorp, who died at 10:40 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he had been admitted the previous day.

The services were held in St. Hedwig’s Catholic Chapel, with the Rev. John Puerner officiating, and burial was made in the parish cemetery (Old St. Hedwig’s).





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