BioA: Park, Mr./Mrs. William (Gold - 1963)




Surnames: Park, Dresdow, Clark


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/17/1963


Park, Mr./Mrs. William (Gold - 14 OCT 1963)


A Golden Wedding anniversary celebration was held on Sunday, Oct. 13th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greenwood for Mr. and Mrs. William Park of route 1, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.).  The Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiated at the surprise celebration which was held in the church parlors.  Placed on the honored couple’s table was a beautifully decorated cake with white bells and yellow roses.  The floral centerpiece was of yellow and white chrysanthemums.  Mrs. Parks had a corsage of yellow chrysanthemums and her husband had a yellow chrysanthemum boutonniere.  The anniversary couple received many congratulation cards, gifts and money.


Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Englebretson and Patty of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Knoll of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Benedict of Loyal, Mr. and Mrs. Christian DeYoung of Black River Falls, Mrs. M.F. Robinder of Moline, Ill.


Other friends attending were Mr. and Mrs. Arno Vater, Mrs. Robert Vater, Mr. and Mrs. John Hemminger, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Looker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tielinski, Mary Blazer, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Baum and Gary, and Mrs. Art Karow, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller, Mrs. Clyde Haemer, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Grandy and Mary, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Westendorf, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Englebretson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Purgett and the Rev. and Mrs. Arvid Myhrwold.


Mr. and Mrs. Parks were married on Oct. 14, 1913, at Waukegan, Ill.  Mrs. Parks, nee Edith May Clark, was born in Gurnee, Ill., on Nov. 27, 1895.  Born to them was one daughter, Helen, now Mrs. Walter Dresdow of Owen.  They have two grandchildren, Russell of Greenwood and Jeanne at home, and one great-grandchild, Debra Lynn Dresdow.


The William Park’s moved to Wisconsin in 1915 and settled north of Withee in Clark County, a few miles from where they now reside.  For 49 years they have been engaged in farming, 16 of those years he also hauled milk.  The years they lived in Taylor Co. Mr. Parks was active in county affairs.  He served as chairman for the Town of Maplehurst, and later as treasurer.  He served on the Taylor County Board for several years in the capacity of treasurer for the Redville School.  After moving into Clark County Mr. Parks served for several years as director of the White School.


Mr. and Mrs. Parks are now retired, living north of Withee and enjoying some of their favorite past times.




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