BioA: Hake, Mr. & Mrs. Warren (Golden - 1963)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Hake, Luck, Ketulhud, Mashin, MacWilliams, Wedekind, Meier, Rupprecht, Lichte, Lockgram, Gehrt, Schraege, Becker


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 5, 1963


Warren Hake and Frank Luck (Double Golden Anniversaries - 1963)


A Golden wedding anniversary celebration will be held Saturday evening in the American Legion Hall in Neillsville, beginning at 6 p.m., honoring two Neillsville couples, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hake of 310 Clay Street and Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luck of 311 E. 5th Street.


Warren Hake and the former Helen Luck were married here November 19, 1913.  Mr. Luck and the former Hilda Ketulhud were married here December 10, of the same year.


Both couples were married in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and have spent their entire lives in this community.


In addition to dairy farming, from which both couples are retired, Mr. Luck operated the Riverside Dance Pavilion for over 25 years.  Mr. Hake will be remembered for the many years he operated the Hake’s Barn Dance.


Both men also did custom grain threshing during the 1930’s, each covering a different part of the county during the harvest season.


Mr. and Mrs. Hake are the parents of three children: Mrs. Albert (Thelma) Mashin of Neillsville, Mrs. John (Viola) MacWilliams of Madison and Dale Hake, who operates the home farm where his father lived for 64 years. They also have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Mr. and Mrs. Luck have no children.  Mr. Luck has two sisters, Mrs. Warren Hake and Mrs. Richard Wedekind.  Mrs. Luck has one sister, Mrs. Herman Meier.


Mr. and Mrs. Hake’s attendants at the wedding 50 years ago; were her sister, Mrs.  Richard Wedekind, who is a hospital patient in Marshfield, George Rupprecht of Neillsville, Mrs. Amelia (Rupprecht) Lichte of Neillsville and Rush Hake, deceased.


Attending Mr. and Mrs. Luck were his sister, Mrs. Richard Wedekind of Neillsville, Frank Lockgram of Milwaukee, Harry Gehrt, deceased, and Mrs. Emil Schraege (the former Elsie Becker) who now lives in New Jersey.


Friends and relatives are invited to attend the open house.



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