BioA: Voie, Mr. and Mrs. Otto (Golden - 1964)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Voie, Syvertson, Steuber, Dyre, Mastin, Myhrwold, Warner, Verhulst, Windom, Lamonica, Baird, Gordee, Dunn, Walker, Hoel, Larson


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 29, 1964


Voie, Mr. and Mrs. Otto (Golden - 22 October 1964)


Mr. and Mrs. Otto Voie of Greenwood celebrated their golden wedding anniversary October 17 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greenwood.  Festivities began at 1:30 p.m. with a program.


Participating were their grandchildren.  Larry Steuber was master of ceremonies, Mary Voie sang two solos, Margie Dyre read a poem, a three sister trio; Mrs. Ralph Mastin, Karen and Carol Steuber; accompanist was Margie Dyre. The Rev. and Mrs. Arvid Myhrwold sang a duet; the pastor gave a talk, sang a Norwegian song and read the history of the honored couple.  Mr. and Mrs. Voie wee ushered in by grandsons Arlen Steuber and Ralph Mastin. The wedding march was played by Mrs. Don Warner.


Mrs. Voie wore an orchid corsage and her husband a carnation boutonniere; Vases of gold ‘mums adorned the altar. 


A reception was held at 3:30 p.m. in the church parlors, where dinner was served at 4 p.m. to 200 guests. A three-tiered wedding cake served as the centerpiece.  It was cut by Mrs. Clarence Verhulst and Miss Nelda Windom; Mrs. Joseph Lamonica and Mrs. Robert Baird poured; the six granddaughters served as waitresses.  Mrs. Harry Gordee was in charge of the guest book.  Mrs. Voie gave the welcome.


Present for the occasion were their four children, 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren: Mr. and Mrs. Emory Voie, Mary and Karla of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Harold (June) Dunn of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey (Olive) Dyre, Margie and Arlene of Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Vivian) Steuber, Arlen, Larry, Karen, Carol, Wayne, Karlis, Janet and Diane of Strum; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Walker and Kim and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mastin of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lamonica of Chicago; Miss Joan Dyre of Minneapolis and Miss Jane Dyre of Delavan.


Elmer Voie of Chicago, brother of Mr. Voie, attended. Other relatives and friends came from Milwaukee, Cadott, Bloomer, Iola, Scandinavia, Big Falls, Elkhorn, Foster, Fairchild, Neillsville, Loyal, Amherst, Wittenberg, Chicago, Ill.; and the Spencer and Greenwood area.


Mr. and Mrs. Voie were married October 22, 1914, by the Rev. C. S. B. Hoel in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iola. Attendants were Mr. Lydia Syvertson of Milwaukee and William Voie of Kaukauna, who were not able to attend, and the late Milton Syvertson and Mrs. Peter Larson.


Mr. and Mrs. Voie were both born and received their education in Scandinavia.  He was born February 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Voie. His hobby is horses.  Mrs. Voie, the former Glenora Syvertson, was born October 17, 1895.  She enjoys knitting.  Mr. and Mrs. Voie are in good health, and are members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the parish organizations.


After their marriage they lived in Barron for two years; and then farmed in the Iola area until they moved to Greenwood in 1930, where they settled on a farm.  Retiring from farming in 1940, they moved to the city of Greenwood.  Since that time Mr. Voie has been self-employed as a painter and at dehorning cattle. They were presented with many gifts and congratulatory messages.




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