BioA: Smasal, Killian & Barbara (60th - 1953)
Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Smasal, Soeller, Jacobson, Wrolstad, Rixford

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/23/1953

Smasal, Killian & Barbara (60th - 5 APR 1953)

(Chippewa News Herald)

Sixty years of married life were observed by Mr. and Mrs. Killian Smasal, 83 and 77 years of age respectively, of Stanley on Easter Sunday. Their special day began with a high mass in their honor at ten o’clock, celebrated at St. Anne’s Church by the Rev. Edmond Cramer. A dinner at noon was served in the parlors of the church for the immediate family with covers laid for several guests. The color scheme for Easter, lavender and yellow, was carried out in the table decorations, lighted tapers, and in the beautifully decorated cake by Mrs. Laura Solie which centered the table.

In the afternoon from two until five, open house was held in the church parlors. Approximately one hundred and fifty friends, neighbor and relatives called to congratulate the guests of honor. Mrs. Smasal greeted their guests wearing a light blue suit dress with navy accessories and an orchid corsage. They were presented with a purse of money.

Miss Barbara Soeller of Campbellsport, Wis. and Killian Smasal of Killian, Wis., were married on April 5, 1893 at Killian. They came to the Stanley country, which was all wilderness then moving into a log cabin on the farm where they still reside, which is located two miles southwest of Stanley (Town of Worden, Clark Co., Wis.). Mr. Smasal worked at the sawmill, clearing his land in his spare time, and building modern buildings. They have eight children, Oscar of Milwaukee; Leo of Port Angeles, Wash.; Arthur of Withee; Mrs. C. S. (Veronica) Jacobson of Oconomowoc; George of Stanley; Mrs. Walter (Gertrude) Wrolstad of Milwaukee; Mrs. Howard (Lorraine) Rixford of Stanley; and Sylvester of Stanley. All were present except Leo. There are 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The Smasals are members of St. Anne’s Church, and Mrs. Smasal is a member of St. Anne’s Christian Mother’s Society, belongs to a circle, and to a cinch club.

Included among the out of town guests present are: (besides the children), Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smasal and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Ward and Kathie of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Vandenberg and Richie, Peter and Jimmy of North Prairie; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Schoenfeld of Okotchee; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Soeller and Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell of Campbellsport; George Soeller and Margaret of Brandon; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Von Wald and Diane of Eau Claire; Mrs. Dorothy Kearney of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smasal and Gary and Dick, Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Bowen, bob Smasal, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Walters, Elmer Hagen, all of Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Geisler of Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. bob Soeller and Mr. and Mrs. Axel Soeller of Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shilts, Mr. and Mrs. Joe DeBruin, Mrs. Rose Pinter, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schuebel, all of Boyd.