BioA: Stapel, Mr./Mrs. Paul (50th - 1947)

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Surnames: Stapel, Frickenstein, Miller, Callum

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04/17/1947

Stapel, Mr./Mrs. Paul (50th - 6 APR 1947)

Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947, the United Lutheran Ladies Aid honored Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stapel of Greenwood, with a dinner and open house at the church parlors, with about 200 friends and relatives present.

Mr. and Mrs. Stapel were married in Winnebago, Minn., April 6, 1897. Later moving to Wisconsin, twenty years ago they moved to a farm two miles south of Longwood, where they resided until about four years ago, when they moved to their present home west of Greenwood, about ½ mile.

To this union were born nine children. Mr. and Mrs. Stapel have mourned the loss of three sons, two in infancy, and Hoard, a young man, in 1944.

Four of their children being present at the happy event were, Florence (Mrs. Edurn Frickenstein) and family of Stratford, Theodore of Elmhurst, Ill., Robert and family of Marshfield and Charlotte (Mrs. Ralph Miller and family) of Withee. Mildred (Mrs. M. Callum) of Elmhurst, Ill., being absent because of illness, and Justin of Valley Home, Calif., because of distance and business.

Mr. and Mrs. Stapel are proud grandparents of thirteen living grandchildren, they have no great-grandchildren.

At the close of the afternoon’s most pleasant gathering their many friends wished them many more years of happy wedded life.

Present at the open house from this vicinity were: Mrs. Helen Thorson, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Thorson, Owen; Mrs. Alganie Petersen and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thorson, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Miller and family, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scherf and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Needham and daughter, Longwood.