BioA: Dietsche, Mr./Mrs. Fred (50th - 1952)
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
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,
A dinner for the family and close
relatives was served at noon at the armory club rooms, by the
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.
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