BioM: Elmer, Barbara Lynn (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Elmer, Sternitzky, Groenewold, Kowitz, Olson, Susa, Johnson, Froelich, Winter, Meinders

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1979

Elmer, Barbara Lynn (6 Oct 1979)

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Greenwood was the scene of the wedding on Saturday, October 6, 1979, at 2:00 p.m., when Miss Barbara Lynn Elmer, 705 Memorial Drive, Merrill, became the bride of Jerry William Sternitzky, 601 E. Maple, Spencer. The Rev. Douglas Groenewold officiated and music was provided by Ron Kowitz, organist, and soloist, Mrs. Duane Olson.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elmer, Route 1, Greenwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Sternitzky, 601 E. Maple, Spencer.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was seen in a white celesta knit gown with Queen Anne neckline, long fitted sleeves trimmed with silk Venice lace and seed pearls with a cathedral train. She carried a bridal bouquet of pink roses, white carnations, mums, stephanotis and baby’s breath.

Miss Rhonda Elmer, La Crosse, served as maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Miss Darla Elmer, Greenwood, Mrs. Dawn Susa, Spencer, and Miss Diane Sternitzky, Marshfield. They wore rose colored knit gowns with rose colored carnations and baby’s breath arranged in their hair. Each carried an arrangement of rose colored carnations, white spider mums and baby’s breath.

Mr. Terry Sternitzky performed the duties of best man, while Mr. Mark Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids, Mr. Bruce Elmer, Colby, and Mr. Jim Froelich, Stevens Point, were groomsmen. Ushers were Mr. Roger Winter, Menomonie and Mr. Mark Meinders, Spencer.

A dinner, reception and dance followed the ceremony at the Loyal Legion Hall.

The bride is a 1974 graduate of Greenwood High School and a 1979 graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. She is an x-ray technician at the Family Medical Clinic in Merrill. The groom graduated from Spencer High School in 1974 and attended UW-Stevens Point. He is employed at Northern Door Company, Merrill.

After a wedding trip to northern Wisconsin, the couple will make their home at 705 Memorial Drive, Apartment 6, Merrill.


BioM: Wesenberg, Sandra Ann (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Wesenberg, Hanuszczak, Burger, Dresher, Mualuko, White, Rose, Dix, Rollins, Lavey

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1979

Wesenberg, Sandra Ann (6 Oct 1979)

On Saturday, October 6, 1979 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville, Mr. Arnold Wesenberg gave his daughter Sandra Ann Wesenberg in marriage to Bohdan Hanuszczak, Route 1, Granton. Father Lawrence Burger officiated and music was provided by Mary Dresher, organist.

Miss Wesenberg is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wesenberg, Route 1, Granton, and the groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Eustachij Hanuszczak, also Route 1, Granton.

The bride was attired in a long white gown with long sheer sleeves, empire waist and a scoop neckline. She carried a bouquet of white roses, blue delphiniums and baby’s breath.

Mrs. David Mualuko, Milwaukee, served as matron of honor, and Mrs. Ostap Hanuszczak, Neillsville, Miss Paula Wesenberg, Granton, were bridesmaids. They wore light blue blouson dresses and carried bouquets of white daisies and yellow carnations. Tammy and Craig Wesenberg were flower girl and ring bearer, respectively.

Serving as best man was Merle Rose, Granton, and groomsmen were Slavko Hanuszczak, Neillsville, Rick Dix, Marshfield, and Randy Wesenberg, Granton. Ushering duties were performed by Dean Rollins and Jeff Lavey, Granton.

Following the ceremony there was a dinner in the church basement, and in the evening a dance at the Sportsman’s Club, Granton.

The bride and groom are both 1978 graduates of Granton High School, and the groom is engaged in farming.

Following a honeymoon to an unannounced location, the couple will reside at Route 1, Granton.


BioM: Nickel, Lois (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Nickel, Lockwood, Bartz

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1979

Nickel, Lois (13 Oct 1979)

The wedding service of Miss Lois Nickel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nickel, to Steven Lockwood, Milwaukee, was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Nekoosa, on Saturday afternoon, October 1, 1979.

Guests attending from Granton were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Nickel, and other relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Nickel and family and Mrs. Elda Bartz.

The young couple will live at Milwaukee, where both are employed. The bride is a nurse at. St. Luke’s Hospital.

They are spending their honeymoon in Jamaica.


BioA: Weichelt, Mr./Mrs. William (55th – 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Weichelt

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1979

Weichelt, Mr./Mrs. William (55th – Oct 1979)

Relatives and friends gathered at the Sportsmen’s Club House in Granton on Saturday, October 13, 1979 to celebrate the 55th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Weichelt, who were holding open house after 3 p.m. A family dinner was held at noon.

Congratulations and best wishes for good health and many more anniversaries together.


Bio: Logue, Son of Mr./Mrs. David (Birth – Oct 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Logue, Degenhardt

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1979

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Greg Logue, a baby son at Red Wing, Minnesota.

Grandparents are Rev. and Mrs. David Logue and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Degenhardt, all of Greenwood.


Bio: Oestreich, Peggy – UW-Stevens Point Homecoming Court (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Oestreich, Wasshausen, Cotton

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1979

Peggy Oestreich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Oestreich, Route 2, Loyal, and John Wasshausen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell N. Wasshausen, 4517 W. Tripoli Avenue, Milwaukee, were chosen by Roach Hall at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point to compete in the recent homecoming king and queen competition on campus. The homecoming began October 7, 1979 and continued through October 14, with traditional alumni and football activities, plus a concert starring Gen Cotton, a flatland bike race, bed race, bonfire and cultural programs.

Peggy is a junior at UW-Stevens Point majoring in elementary education, and John is a junior majoring in paper science.


News: Marshfield – St. Joseph’s Capping Ceremony (14 Oct 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Olson, Kordiyak, Hanson, Krause, Kleiber, Haferman, Elpert, Horn, Trunkel

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1979

The 51 members of the Class of 1981, St. Joseph’s School of Nursing pledged their dedication to their chosen profession in a ceremony at Our Lady of Peace Church, Marshfield, on Sunday, October 14,1979 at 2 p.m.

During what is traditionally known as the “Capping Ceremony,” women members of the class received caps and male members, pins. The ceremony is conducted at the time when students have completed their fundamentals in nursing and are preparing to begin their clinical experience in the hospital.

A welcome and introductions by Richard Olson, class president, followed the vocal and guitar presentation by Steve Kordiyak. Sister Stephanie, Director of the Pastoral Care Department of St. Joseph’s Hospital, gave the invocation, and Mrs. Penelope Hanson, Director of the School of Nursing, gave the address. Class member Marie Krause presented a reading of the significance of the cap.

Class advisors, Mrs. Marie Kleiber and Sister Barbara, then performed the capping ceremony, presenting either caps or pins to the students. Class members then participated in the candle lighting. The program concluded with the reading of the Nightingale Pledge by class member Mark Haferman.

Members of the Class from this area were Mary Elpert of Loyal, Denise Horn of Greenwood, and Sarah Trunkel of Willard.


BioM: Cooper, Patricia Jane (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Cooper, Frick, Pechauer, Golisch, Sawyer, McDowell, Welsch, Olsen, Johns, Sternitzky, Ladentine, Strom, Kinzie

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1979

Cooper, Patricia Jane (18 Aug 1979)

First Lutheran Church, Hayward, was the setting of the 3 p.m. wedding on August 18, 1979 of Patricia Jane Cooper, daughter of Mrs. Lynn C. McDowell and Norman Cooper, both of Hayward, and Thomas Paul Frick, son of Mrs. Warren Sternitzky of Granton, and the late Jacob Frick.

Officiating at the ceremony were Reverend Ronald Pechauer of Hayward and Reverend C. F. Golisch, grandfather of the groom, of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Clare Sawyer provided musical selections.

Accompanied to the altar by her father, the bride was seen in a white satin gown with a fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of roses, miniature carnations and baby’s breath.

Laura Welsch of Hayward served as honor attendant. Bridesmaids were Trina Olsen of Hayward and Mary and Grace Frick, both of Granton.

They were attired in floor length empire gowns of blue print polyester and carried colonial bouquets of tinted blue carnations.

Jennifer Johns of Minneapolis served as flower girl and Andy Sternitzky of Granton was ring bearer.

Attending the groom as best man was Nick Ladentine of Winter. Groomsmen were John Frick of Chili and Dan Frick and John Strom, both of Hayward.

Performing ushering duties were James Kinzie of Cable and Richard Cooper of Hayward.

A reception was held at Moose Hall in Hayward.

The new Mrs. Frick attended Hayward High School and is presently attending technical school in Ashland.

Mr. Frick attended Granton High School and is employed in construction.


BioA: Waldhauser, Mr./Mrs. Andrew (1929 – 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Waldhauser, German, Osowski, Borsch, Wolkershofer, Weglietner

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 31 Oct 1979

Waldhauser, Mr./Mrs. Andrew (15 Oct 1929 – 14 Oct 1979)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Waldhauser, who were married October 15, 1929 by the Rev. Father Herman at St. Bernard’s Parsonage, St. Paul, Minnesota, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary October 14, 1979.

Festivities for the day were an anniversary mass at 10:30 a.m. The Celebrant was Father Chester Osowski.

Dinner followed for the family and close friends in the church hall.

An open house was held at the American Legion Hall, Loyal, from 2 to 5 p.m. for friends and neighbors. For the occasion the honored couple’s attire was complemented with a corsage of tinted flowers to match her dress, and a white carnation boutonniere.


Bio: Stumpner, Mr./Mrs. Arnold – Catch 2 Muskies in one day (Oct 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Stumpner

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1979

Being able to report the catch of a Muskie is something all fishermen dream of. But what happens when two are taken in the same day? That’s really news! It also explains the broad smiles on the faces of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Stumpner, Loyal The fish measured 39 and 40 inches and were taken in the Chippewa River near Jim Falls.




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