BioA: Slowiak, Mr./Mrs. Peter (Gold - 1964)


Surnames: Slowiak, Leja, Olichwier, Leszewski, Ebben, Svoma, Kavanagh, Kowalski

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/14/1964

Slowiak, Mr./Mrs. Peter (Gold - 28 APR 1964)

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Slowiak, 742 Park Avenue, observed their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 25, 1964, when they were honored at a dinner, reception and dance given by their seven children.

The jubilarians began their special day with the renewal of their marriage vows at an eleven o'clock Solemn High Mass at St. Mary's Czestochowa, Junction (Clark Co., Wis.), before an altar banked with yellow mums. Celebrant was the Rev. Jerome J. Kamla, Knowlton. The Rev. Andrew Karoblis, Cook's Valley, was deacon and the sub-deacon was the Rev. Rudolph Urbic, Junction. Miss Genevieve Bania was the organist.

Mr. and Mrs. Slowiak were led into the church by their youngest grandson and granddaughter, James Slowiak, Stanley, and Pamela Ebben, Thorp, and their oldest great-grandchildren, David and Jerri Ann Olichwier, Wheaton, Ill. Mass servers were two grandsons and two great-nephews. After renewing their vows, the Rev. Kamla presented Mrs. Slowiak with a blessed gold rosary and Mr. Slowiak with a blessed gold cane.

The bride of fifty years ago wore a beige lace dress with matching accessories and a corsage of gold colored cymbidium orchids. A yellow rose was pinned to the lapel of Mr. Slowiak's suit. Their attendants were presented with corsages of white carnations with gold leaves and ribbons.

A dinner was served at noon at the Stanley Auditorium with covers laid for 100 guests, followed by a reception and dance for 300 guests.

Ann Leja and Peter Slowiak were married on April 28, 1914 at St. Mary's Czestochowa. After their marriage, they farmed in the Stanley area for 44 years, until 1958, when they retired and moved to their present home at 742 Park Ave.

They have seven children. They are: Mrs. Edward (Bernice) Olichwier, Stanley; Mrs. Chester (Frances) Leszewski, Franklin Park, Ill.; Helen, Knowlton, Wis.; Mrs. Clifford (Katherine) Ebben, Thorp; Raymond of Stanley; Mrs. Harley (Dorothy) Svoma, Schiller Park, Ill.. They also have 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. All of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present for the memorable day.

Also present were three of their wedding attendants, Mrs. Anna (Fijalkiewicz) Kavanagh, Chicago; Victoria (Kott) Kowalski, Sparta; and Laura (Fijalkiewicz) Leja, Stanley.

May out of town guests were in attendance. These included friends and relatives from Franklin Park, Schiller Park, Elmhurst, Niles, Melrose park, Chicago, Wheaton, Bartlett, West Chicago, Fox Lake, Antioch and Norridge, all in Illinois, and from Green Bay, Thorp, Chippewa Falls, Sparta, Knowlton, Cooks Valley, Lublin and the Stanley area.



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