BioA: Nystad, Mr. and Mrs. Peter (Gold - 1961)

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Surnames: Nystad, Holt

----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 07 Dec 1961

Nystad, Mr. and Mrs. Peter (02 Dec 1911-02 Dec 1961)

Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Nystad of Loyal celebrated their fiftieth anniversary of their wedding with a dinner for about one hundred and thirty relatives and friends on Saturday, December 2.

The dinner was held at four thirty in the afternoon in the parish hall of the Trinity Lutheran Church and was served by a committee of the women of the church. The decorations were done by the Noeldner sisters, granddaughters of the Nystads. These decorations included gold floral sprays on candles at each table and a cascade of gold and white streamers topped by a white wedding bell above and behind the head table. A lovely three-tiered cake graced the head table, which also was decorated with low floral arrangements of white and gold chrysanthemums.

The honored couple, the immediate family and the pastor were seated at the head table and the toastmaster for the occasion was the oldest son, Julius Nystad of Loyal.

A vocal duet, “If You Know the Lord”, was rendered by a nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Juel Stalson of Colfax, accompanied on the chord organ. Next, the toastmaster called on Edward Iverson, an old friend of Mrs. Nystad’s family. Mr. Iverson, who grew up with Mrs. Nystad at Colfax, gave a little talk about the earlier life of the bride and groom.

A vocal novelty number was done by Orville Nystad, a son of the couple. He accompanied himself on the guitar as he sang an old favorite of his parents, “I’ll Walk The Line”, backed by his nieces, the Noeldner Sisters, singers of the Loyal area.

Other favorite selections of the Nystads were sung by the following: “Have Thine Own Way Lord”, by Wanda, Mrs. Wilbur Auth, “Behold A Host”, by Mrs. Leeonard Nystad and “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”, by James Ursin. The Rev. V. A. Ganz, pastor of Trinity gave a few remarks, congradulating the honored couple on weathering fifty years of marriage.

Concluding numbers of the program were two selections by the Noeldner Sisters, namely, “How Can You Forget Old Norway”--- also the Norweigian version--- the original version, “Kan Du Glemme Garle Norge”, and the Christmas song, “Drummer Boy”.

Two little grandsons, Tim and Lee Nystad presented greetings to their grandparents, after which all the grandchildren sang “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”. A most enjoyable evening was spent by the family and friends.

Mrs. Nystad was attired in a lovely royal blue dress and wore a corsage of red and white miniature roses. Mr. Nystad wore a dark suit and a white carnation boutenniere.

Tilla J. Holt, daughter of John J. and Martina Holt was united in marriage with Peter E. Nystad at Colfax, December 2, 1911, by the Rev. T. Satveit. Mr. Nystad, the son of Peder and Mina Nystad, came to America at the age of nineteen, From Storstenness, Balsfjord, Norway, and settled at Co;fax. Attendants at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Julius Holt.

The bride had grown to womanhood at Colfax, where she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. After their marriage the couple lived at Colfax, Park Falls, Wisconsin, Bessemer, Michigan; Marshfield, then Loyal in which towns he was employed by the Soo Line railroad. He was a Soo Line employee foe forty one years, retiring in 1958.

Children born to the couple are: Mrs. Leonard (Margaret) Noeldner and Julius Nystad of Loyal; Mrs. James (Pearl) Ursin, Wausau; Mrs. Burton (Violet) Finet, Wausau; Orville Nystad, St.Louis Park, Minnesota; Leonard Nystad, Highland Park, Illinois; Mrs. Wilbur (Wanda) Auth, Colfax; Mrs. Jason (Mary) Brentlinger, Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. Dale (Jeanne) Rickstad, Eau Claire; and infant son, Robert, who died at the age of one day, and a son, Lyle, who died at the age of seven. They have twenty-seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Nystad has two interesting hobbies, namely wood-craft and growing of flowers---especially gladioli. Mrs. Nystad, a fine home-maker collects fine china as a hobby.

Their many friends offered their congratulations and the honored pair received many lovely gifts including a purse of money.

If their daughter, Mrs. Jay (Mary Brentlinger of Phoenix, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Ronald (Bette) Syth of San Jose, California, had been able to attend, the Nystad family circle would have been complete.

Relatives and friends attending from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nystad, Lynn and Lee, Highland Park, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Nystad, Kathy and David, Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Tittus Ueland, Rosemont, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Burton Finet, Gregory, Randy, Leslie, Jeanne and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. James Ursin, John, Erick and Kriste, Mr. and Mrs. Arlan Turnquist and Dan Peter, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rickstad and Jeffrey; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Tanter, Mr. and Mrs. Obert Larson and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Olson, Eau Claire.

Mrs. Jack Plenky and Mr. Nystad’s sister, Mrs. Oliva Anderson, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Kvale, Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs Juel Stalson, Erling Braton, Mrs. Mable Bartilson, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Auth and Paula Jo, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Christianson, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Olson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Iverson, and Mr. Nystad’s sister, Mrs. Helga Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hammer, all of Colfax; Mr. and Mrs. William Rottscheit, and Ronald Hegg, of Marshfield.



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