BioA: Dietsche, Mr./Mrs. Fred (50th - 1952) 

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Dietsche, Schulz, Rocheleau, Burkard, Davel, Zassenhouse, Schoch, Kostka, Bosworth, Brill, Colby 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/04/1952 

Dietsche, Mr./Mrs. Fred (50th Anniv. - 4 Sept. 1952) 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dietsche are observing the 50th anniversary of their marriage today. A High Mass at 9:00 o’clock at St. Bernard’s Catholic church, celebrated by the Rev. Raymond Schulz, was attended by the children and some of the grand children of the honored couple. Preceding the Mass, the choir sang, "Mother, at Your Feet is Kneeling," after which the couple’s marriage vows were blessed. The offertory hymn was "On This Day O Beautiful Mother." 

Mrs. Dietsche was born Frances Rocheleau, Jan. 9, 1881, in Texas, and when only a small child, the family moved to a farm near Spencer. 

Frederick Dietsche was born at Schoolhill in Manitowoc county, May 24, 1875. His parents later moved to a farm near Spencer. 

Their marriage was performed Sept. 4, 1902, at Balthiasar church, Loyal, by the Rev. G. Burkard. Their attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davel, now deceased, and Ben Dietsche, brother of Mr. Dietsche, and Mrs. Frederick Zassenhouse, a cousin, of Colby, who are attending the golden anniversary celebration. 

After their marriage, the Dietsches lived on a farm near Colby. In 1918, they came to Abbotsford and resided here since then. Mr. Dietsche worked on the section for the Soo Line until he was retired at the age of 65 years. 

They are both members of St. Bernard’s church and during their years here have been active in parish affairs. Mr. Dietsche served as trustee and treasurer of the congregation for many years. 

The Dietsches have ten living children. A daughter died in infancy. The children are: Edwin, Sheboygan; Frederick, Jr., Spencer; Felix, Owen; twin daughters, Mrs. William (Frances) Schoch, and Miss Florence; Mrs. Stanley (Bernice) Kostka, Stevens Point; Benjamin, Chippewa Falls; Vincent, Abbotsford; Sylvester "Joe", Stevens Point; and Daniel "Don", of Ladysmith. There are 31 grand children and 25 great grand children.  

Mrs. Dietsche’s step mother, Mrs. Mary Rocheleau, two half brothers, Clarence and Victor Rocheleau, and sister, Mrs. Herman Bosworth, reside in Algoma, Iowa. 

Mr. Dietsche has two brothers, Frank and Ben, at Spencer, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Brill, of Tacoma, California.  

A dinner for the family and close relatives was served at noon at the armory club rooms, by the Catholic ladies. 

Among those present were: Edwin, Sheboygan, and son Edwin, Jr., of the Air Force, enroute to California from Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dietsche, Jr., and children, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Felix Dietsche and Mr. and Mrs. James Colby, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. William Schoch and four children, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kostka and three children, Miss Florence Dietsche, Sylvester Dietsche, all of Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Dietsche and son, Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dietsche and three children and Mrs. Martin Kostka, Ladysmith; and Vincent Dietsche, Abbotsford.  



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel