BioM: Ebben, Joyce Marie (1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ebben, Wilger, Arendt, Neuberyer, Grossbuesch, Hrabik, Bertschinger, Beyer, Matthews, Rylander, Prose

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Sep 1975

Ebben, Joyce Marie (26 Jul 1975)

The Rev. Donald Wilger solemnized the wedding vows of Joyce Marie Ebben and James William Arendt, Saturday, July 26, 1975, at the Sacred Heart Church, Nekoosa.

Nuptial music for the 2 p.m. ceremony was provided by Mrs. Edward Neuberyer, organist, and John Grossbuesch.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delton Ebben, Thorp. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Arendt, Route 1, Nekoosa.

Ann Hrabik, Eau Claire, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jane Bertschinger, Menomonie, Susan Beyer, Watertown, and Mrs. Daniel Matthews, Nekoosa.

Best man was Daniel Matthews, Nekoosa, and groomsmen were Clarence Arendt, Nekoosa, and Gary Rylander and Dave Prose, both of Eau Claire. Serving as ushers were Gary Ebben, Thorp, and Edward Arendt, Auburndale.

Following the ceremony a supper was served at the Sacred Heart Church basement, and a reception was held at the Rafters.

The bride graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, with a B.A. in psychology and a B.A. in sociology, and has been employed with the Woodland Girl Scout Council.

The groom graduated cum laude from UW-Eau Claire with a B.S. in education, and is employed in secondary education.

After a wedding trip the couple will reside at Chetek.


BioM: Brangham, Lynda (1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Brangham, Butek

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Sep 1975

Brangham, Lynda (16 Aug 1975)

William T. Butek and Miss Lynda Brangham, both of California, were joined in the bonds of matrimony on August 16, 1975. They will reside at 7907 Friends Ave., Whittier, California.

William is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Butek of Thorp. He was a graduate of Thorp High School.


BioM: Webb, Kathleen C. (1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Webb, France, Olson, Boettcher, Bodamer, Slowiak, Westaby, Seltzer, Derks, Smith

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Sep 1975

Webb, Kathleen C. (23 Aug 1975)

Kathleen C. Webb and James J. France exchanged marriage vows Saturday, August 23, 1975 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorp, with Rev. Robert Olson performing the ceremony at 2 p.m. Soloist was Ken Webb, with Nancy Boettcher as organist.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Milo M. Webb, Thorp, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. France of Stanley.

Miss Diane Webb was her sister’s maid of honor, and Jennifer Bodamer, friend of the bride, and Julie France, sister of the groom, were bridesmaids.

Flower girl was Connie Slowiak and ring bearer was Bruce Webb.

Jeff Westaby, friend of the groom, was best man, and groomsmen were Bob Seltzer, friend of the groom, and Ken Derks, cousin of the groom. Usher was Jim Smith, friend of the groom, and usherette was Sandy France, sister of the groom.

A reception followed in the church parlors.

The bride is a graduate of Thorp High School, and is a dental assistant, and the groom is a graduate of Stanley-Boyd High School, and is a construction worker.

They will reside at Stanley.


Bio: Christie, David & Robert – Receive Awards (Sep 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Christie

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Sep 1975

David and Robert Christie, ages 15 and 14, received an award Thursday at the State Convention of the Wisconsin County Police Association at Tomah.

The award was the result of “the quick thinking and efforts of these boys who saved the lives of several people who otherwise would have perished in a flaming van.

In late August the boys were honored at a luncheon at Thorp for their efforts, and have also been recommended for a Governor’s Safety Award.


Bio: Aylward, James – Elected to the Hospital Board of Directors (Sep 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Aylward, Misfeldt

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Sep 1975

James Aylward, Thorp, was elected to the Board of Directors of Victory Memorial Hospital at the annual meeting of stockholders Thursday. He replaces Galen Misfeldt, who has just served two three year terms on the board.


Bio: Abramowicz, Linda Marie (Engagement – Sep 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Abramowicz, Kulesa

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Sep 1975

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Abramowicz Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. John Kulesa Sr. are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Linda Marie and John Vincent Jr.

An October 25, 1975 wedding is planned.


Bio: Leech, Potaczek – Wedding Shower (07 Sep 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Leech, Potaczek, Pogodzinski, Karpinski, Symbal

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Sep 1975

Karen Leech and Dave Potaczek were honored at a shower on Sunday afternoon September 7, 1975 at St. Mary’s Czestochowa Church parlors with a large number of relatives and friends in attendance. Her corsage was a gift from her flower girl, Miss Darlene Pogodzinski.

They were assisted in opening their many beautiful gifts by Jackie Karpinski and Bev Potaczek.

The afternoon was spent playing games, after which refreshments and a delicious buffet lunch was served from a table centered with a shower cake made by the groom’s sister, Beverly Potaczek. Hostesses were Ala…(Not readable) Pogodzinski, Elaine Symbal and Bev Potaczek.

Their marriage will take place at St. Mary’s Czestochowa on October 11, 1975.


Bio: Frese, Karla & Kevin (Births – Sep 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Frese

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Sep 1975

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Frese are the proud parents of twins, a boy and a girl. Their names are Karla and Kevin.



Bio: Statalowicz, F. T. – Serving as a Major in Thailand (1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Statalowicz (? Spelling)

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Sep 1975

No serving in U-Tapao Airfield, Thailand, is Air Force Major F. T. Statalowicz, son of Mrs. Mary Statalowicz of Thorp.

Major Statalowicz, a veterinary officer, was previously assigned at Johnson Space Center, Houston.

The major is a 1963 graduate of Thorp High School, received a B.S. degree from Kansas State University, and his M.S. from the University of Missouri.


Obit: Wyczawski, Frank (1883 – 1975)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Wyczawski, Kacmarczyk, Jarrella, Puerner, Busse, Morawski

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Sep 1975

Wyczawski, Frank (20 Dec 1883 – 21 Sep 1975)

Frank Wyczawski, age 91, a Thorp rural pioneer, died Saturday at the Stanley Memorial Hospital. He was hospitalized for one week.

He was born in Jaroshaw, Poland, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wyczawski, December 20, 1883, the oldest of eight children.

He arrived in the United States on October 28, 1907 at McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter he moved to Northern Wisconsin, where he became a lumberjack.

On July 6, 1906 he married Mary Ann Kacmarczyk. They lived and farmed near Thorp until 1960, when they moved to Stanley. In 1964 they moved back to Thorp. Mrs. Wyczawski died September 22, 1972. Two other brothers, Val and Anton, preceded him in death in the United States. Two sons, Andrew and Edward died in 1941 and 1971, respectively.

Survivors include one daughter, Ann (Mrs. Robert) Jarella of Dearborn, Michigan, and five sons, Val of Thorp, John of Chippewa Falls, Stanley of Dearborn, Michigan, Anton (Tony) of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Carl of New Ulm. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was on Tuesday morning at St. Hedwig’s Chapel, with Rev. Father Stanley Wyczawski, a grandson, and Rev. Father John Puerner conducting the service. Burial was made in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Walter, Richard, James and Steven Wyczawski, John Buss and Church Morawski.




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