BioA: Theisen, Mr. and Mrs. William (Golden - 1960)


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Surnames: Theisen, Sivert,  Bertz, King, Hoeser, Hauptman, Favreau, Ledvina, Norton, Word, Johnson, Betts, Shipek, Palmer, Panosh, Reznichek, Gallenberg, Somans, Morrisey, Tome, Olson, Mortek, Terens, McCarty, Calmes, Blamberg, Finger, Furman


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 23, 1960


Theisen, Mr. and Mrs. William (Golden - 14 June 1960)


Mr. and Mrs. William Theisen celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding, Sunday with a Solemn High Mass at St. Anthony’s Church.  Mrs. Lucy Sivert of Los Angeles, Cal., one of their original attendants was present.


The mass was read by Father Reinold Theisen, O. S. B., with Father Ed Bertz and Father King, assistants.


Jerome Hoeser acted as master of ceremonies, with Joseph Hauptman, Joe Favreau, James Theisen and Philip Theisen as acolytes.


Following the mass a dinner was served to the honored couple in St. Anthony’s Hall for the children, grandchildren, relatives and guests of the family, by St. Ann’s group of St. Mary’s Altar Society.  Ray Theisen acted as mater-of-ceremonies.  He called on the sons and daughters of the jubilonians to relate briefly their experiences since leaving home.  Also called were Father Bertz, Father King, Father Reinold, William A. Theisen and Judge Jerome Ledvina.  William F. Theisen also responded with an expression of appreciation for those in attendance.


Surviving sons and daughters of the honored couple are: Leo W., Orlando, Fla.; William A., Loyal; Mrs. Jerry (Eleanore) Norton, Park Forest, Ill.; Ray J., Eau Claire; Mrs. James (Florence) Word, South Milwaukee; Mary Jane, Milwaukee; Mrs. Jerome (Betty) Johnson, Eau Claire; Dr. Chas. E., South Milwaukee; Father Reinold Theisen, O. S. B., St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minn.; and Mrs. Homer (Barbara) Betts, Paynesville, O.


All were present along with their wives, except for Leo, who recently suffered a temporarily disabling fracture.  Of the 28 grandchildren, 21 were present.


Mr. and Mrs. Theisen were married June 14, 1910, at St. Augustine’s Church, Reips Mills, Wis., which was also within a few miles of the birthplace of each of them.  Following their marriage, Mr. Theisen continued working for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in Milwaukee in accounting.  In 1920, Mr. Theisen joined his brother, Leo M. Theisen, in the hardware store in Loyal, where he is still active.


Open house was held at the Theisen home for their friends Sunday afternoon.


Friends and relatives from out of town who visited Loyal for the occasion were:


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shipek, Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer, Mrs. Emma Shipek, Mrs. Ruth Panosh, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Reznichek and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gallenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Theisen and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Somans, all of Antigo.


Dr. and Mrs. Cy Reznichek, Mrs. Rose Morrisey and Miss Louise Morrisey, all of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tome, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mortek, Mr. and Mrs. Irven Theisen, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Terens, Mrs. Mary McCarty and Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Ledvina, all of Manitowoc.


Mrs. Lucy Sivert of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Leo Theisen and Earl of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. George Calmes of Abbotsford; Mrs. Ron Blamberg and son of Brookfield; Mrs. Grace Finger of Peshtigo; Mrs. Furman and daughter, Phyllis, of Larson; and Mrs. Hauptman and daughter, Gert of Eau Claire.



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