Bio: Mechelke, Jodi Kay (Birth – 27 Mar 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Mechelke

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 4 Apr 1979

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mechelke of Loyal are the parents of a baby girl born March 27, 1979 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

She weighed 8 pounds. She has been named Jodi Kay and she joins a sister, Amy, and a brother Jason at home.


Church: Warner – Immanuel UCC – Surprise Supper (23 Mar 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Horn, Fravert, Timmler, Davis, Davis, Humke, Noeldner, Richmond

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 4 Apr 1979

The Immanuel United Church of Christ Youth had a surprise supper for their parents Friday, March 23, 1979 at 8 p.m.

The weather had a surprise for them, but it didn’t stop every youth and parent from being there. The young people spent the afternoon decorating the church basement and preparing the meal of meat loaf, baked potatoes, fruit salad, salad tray, buns and strawberry dessert.

The supper surprise was in appreciation for all the parents did for them.

The officers of the group are Luann Horn – president; Marilyn Fravert - vice president; Amy Horn – Secretary, and Kathy Fravert – treasurer. The advisors are Mr. and Mrs. Irv Timmler and Rev. and Mrs. Larry J. Davis.

Members of the organization are Luann Horn, Marilyn Fravert, Amy Horn, Kathy Fravert, Laurie Davis, Kurt Humke, Susan Noeldner, Ruth Fravert, Allen Horn and Susan Richmond.

After the meal the youth sang three selection for after dinner entertainment, “He”, “Happiness Is” and “He’s Everything To Me.”


Bio: Studinski, Ann – Wins Spelling Bee at Loyal (2 Apr 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Studinski, Steinbach, Kelty, Rueth, Lindgren, Pernsteiner, Gadke, Halida, Kollmansberger, Schuette, Fricke, Morrow, Koski

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 4 Apr 1979

Ann Studinski won the spelling bee held Monday, April 2, 1979 at Loyal, and will now represent Loyal at St. Charles School in Chippewa Falls. Brinda Steinbach won second place.

Other people who participated were Tammy Studinski, Julie Kelty, Gina Rueth, and Mary Lindgren. Elementary School participants were 6th graders Angela Pernsteiner, Gary Gadke, Larry Halida, and Kevin Kollmansberger; 5th graders Amy Schuette, Dana Fricke, Brian Morrow and Matt Koski.


BioM: Tennant, Christine Rae (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Tennant, Gadke, Kochel, Schultz, Warner, Rakovec, Ruzic

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Apr 1979

Tennant, Christine Rae (7 Apr 1979)

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Greenwood, was the setting of the 1:30 p.m. wedding on Saturday, April 7, 1979 of Christine Rae Tennant, Route 2, Greenwood, and Peter Joey Gadke, Route 1, Loyal.

Reverend Sam Kochel officiated and Mrs. Gary Schultz was the soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Don Warner at the organ.

The bride, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tennant, Route 2, Greenwood, was given in marriage by her father to the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Gadke, Route 1, Loyal.

She was seen in a white Spanish tiered gown with a train and floor length veil. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses and white daisies.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Darlene Rakovec, Loyal. Bridesmaids were Miss Colleen Ruzic, Greenwood, Miss Sonja Tennant, Greenwood, and Miss Jessica Tennant, Greenwood.

There were attired in shoe string strap, A-line dresses with lace jackets, the maid of honor in yellow and the bridesmaids in rose pink and blue. They carried baby’s breath and daisies to match their dresses. The junior bridesmaid was attired in the same dress of peach color.

Kerris Gadke, Loyal, attended the groom as best man. Groomsmen were Alan Rakovec, Loyal and David Gadke of Loyal. Gary Gadke, Loyal, served as junior groomsman.

Merle Tennant and Christopher Gadke performed ushering duties.

A reception was held at the Loyal American Legion Hall.

The new Mrs. Gadke attended Greenwood High School.

Mr. Gadke attended Loyal High School and is employed in farming.

The couple will be at home at Route 1, Loyal.


Bio: Stephens, Deanna – Spencer H.S. Badger Girl (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Stephens, Wingert

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Apr 1979

Deanna Stephens is the 1979 delegate for Badger Girls’ State from Spencer High School.

Mary Wingert is the alternate.

Parents of the students are Mrs. Patricia Stephens, 204 E. Clark Street, Spencer, and Mr. and Mrs. C. Mike Wingert, Route 1, Spencer. The co-sponsoring organizations are the Spencer American Legion Auxiliary and the Spencer United Way.

Badger Girls’ State will be conducted at the University of Wisconsin in Madison June 10-16, 1979.


School: Greenwood H.S. Chorus – First Rating at District Contest (7 Apr 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Wisniewski, Butler, Williams, Macintosh

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Apr 1979

The Greenwood Senior High School chorus received a first rating at the District Concert Contest, which was hled at Loyal on Saturday, April 7, 1979.

The chorus, under the direction of Gordon, sang three sons: “Sing to the Lord” by Sherwin Macintosh, “Sine Nomine” by Ralph Vaugh Williams, and “When Soft Voices Die” by Eugene Butler.
The last presentation was a required number and received very high ratings.

Five senior high choruses completed, along with one girls’ glee club.


Obit: Horvat, Craig (1960 –1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Horvat, Lesczynski, Henninger, Lindner, Bolf

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Apr 1979

Horvat, Craig (21 Jun 1960 – 9 Apr 1979)

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 1079 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard, for Craig A. Horvat, 18, of Route 1, Willard.

Mr. Horvat died at 2:45 p.m., Monday, April 9 when the truck he was driving collided with a train three miles west of Withee.

Reverend James Lesczynski will officiate at the service, and burial will be in the Holy Family Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, and will be taken to the church for a prayer service at 8 p.m., Wednesday.

Craig Horvat was born on June 21, 1960 in Marshfield. He received his education at Greenwood Grad and High School, graduating in 1978.

At the time of his death he was employed at the Farmers Union Cooperative Feed Mill in Neillsville.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard.

Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy (Lavonne Henninger) Horvat; four brothers, Dennis of St. Paul, Rudy, Jr., Scott and Steven, all at home; six sisters, Mrs. Mark (Lavonne) Lindner of Neillsville, Mrs. James (Cynthia) Bolf of Greenwood, and Camille, Sheila, Lisa and Grace, all at home; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen Henninger of Granton.

Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, is in charge of arrangements.


Obit: Ketchpaw, Dora (1889? – 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ketchpaw, Kuester

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Apr 1979

Ketchpaw, Dora (1889? – 9 Apr 1979)

Mrs. Dora Ketchpaw, 90 of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on Monday, April 9, 1979 at St. Louis.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 10.

She is survived by one son, Lynn; two grandchildren, Pat and Mary Lou Kuester; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ketchpaw lived in Greenwood many years before moving to St. Louis.


Obit: Chamberlain, Albert J. (1896 – 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Chamberlain, Bofenkamp, Dionne, Stochek

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Apr 1979

Chamberland, Albert J. (7 Sep 1896 – 10 Apr 1979)

(Cemetery Record says Chamberlain, Obit says Chamberland)

Albert J. Chamberlain, age 82, Route 2, Spencer, died on Tuesday, April 10, 1979 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 12, 1979 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Spencer, at 10:00 a.m., with the Rev. Andrew Bofenkamp officiating. Burial will be in the West Spencer Cemetery.

Rux Funeral Home in in charge of arrangements. The body will lie in state after 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 1979.

Mr. Chamberlain was born September 7, 1896 in Aurora, Illinois to the late John and Clara (Dionne) Chamberlain. He received his education in Chicago, Illinois. He worked for Addressograph Company in Chicago, Illinois, until moving to Route 2, Spencer in 1924, where he farmed. He was married to Helen Stochek on June 25, 1924 at St. John’s in Marshfield.

Mr. Chamberlain was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, and the Holy Name Society in Chicago and Spencer.

Surviving are his wife, Helen, two sons, Edward, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Eugene, Bensenville, Illinois; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four sisters.

News: Greenwood-Willard Jaycettes Win Awards (Apr 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Hillert, Pentz, Abel, Schultz, Horn, Volovsek, Timmler

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

The Greenwood-Willard Jaycettes received the top Region 12 Jaycee Association Sward for the 1978-79 program years at the spring regional held in Stevens Point. Other awards bestowed upon the Greenwood-Willard Jaycettes for their active programming excellence are as follows: June Hillert, second runner up for outstanding president; Judt Pentz, first runner up for outstanding State Director; received the Woman Mile Award, and third place for the scrapbook and newsletter competitions.

Newly Elected Region 12 directors are: Sandy Maass, Greenwood-Willard and Lois Timmler, Greenwood-Willard.

Attending the convention from the Greenwood-Willard Jaycettes were Betty Abel, Rochelle Schultz, Helen Horn, Mary Volovsel, Lois Timmler, Judi Pentz and Sandy Maas.




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