Bio: Mueller, Cavan Edward (Birth – 25 Jul 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Mueller, Penzenstadler

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Aug 1977

Rick and Cheryl Muller, Colfax, are the parents of a son, Cavan Edward, born July 25, 1977.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mueller, Colby, and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Penzenstadler, Oshkosh.




Bio: Mueller, Cavan Edward (Baptism – 21 Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Mueller, Fink, Penzstadler, Starkweather

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mueller, Colfax, had their infant son baptized Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby, with Pastor Robin Fink officiating at the 2 p.m. service.

He was baptized Cavan Edward. Sponsors were Dale Mueller, Eau Claire, Darrell Mueller, La Crosse, Sue Penzstadler, Oshkosh, and Rhonda Starkweather, Colfax.

A reunion and baptism party was held at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Mueller, Colby Guests were from Oshkosh, Colfax, Eau Claire, La Crosse and Colby.


BioM: Gardner, Janice Lynn (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Gardner, Runzheimer, Schmidt, Marr, Baines, Jones, Jameson, Lee, Paluccio, Spraggins, Redmann, Sekki, Ringlee, Schmelzer

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Aug 1977

Gardner, Janice Lynn (25 Jun 1977)

Now at home to friends and relatives in Brookline, Massachusetts, are the new Mr. and Mrs. James D. Runzheimer. The marriage service uniting Janice Lynn Gardner and James Delano Runzheimer took place Saturday, June 25, 1977, at 4 p.m. at Suffolk Christian Church, Suffolk, Virginia.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gardner, Suffolk. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Runzheimer, Colby.

The Rev. Larry W. Schmidt performed the double-ring ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Robert Marr. Mary Baines and Susan Runzheimer were trumpeter and organist, respectively; the vocal selections were “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Designing,” and “The Wedding Song.”

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a formal gown of candlelight sata peau and Alencon lace. Its empire bodice was accented by a Victorian neckline. The A-line skirt flowed into a chapel length train. She wore a matching walking length mantilla to complement the gown, and carried a bridal bouquet of gardenias, white sweetheart roses and stephanotis.

Jeanette Jones, Richmond, Virginia, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Dana Jameson, Alexandria, Virginia, Charlotte Lee, Suffolk, Suzanne Lee, Richmond, and Maria Paluccio, Quincy, Massachusetts, Robin Spraggins, Austin, Texas was junior bridesmaid, while the flower girls were Dawn Redmann, Janesville, and Jane Runzheimer, La Crosse.

The attendants wore gowns of polyester in mint green and pastel yellow, each styled with and empire bodice and a V-neck and trimmed with cape sleeves. They carried nosegays of daisies, yellow sweetheart roses, and baby’s breath.

The Rev. Arthur Sekki, Ann Arbor, Michigan, served as best man. Groomsmen were Stephen Ringlee, Boston, John Schmelzer, Arlington, Virginia, Mark Runzheimer, Colby, and Lofton Runzheimer, La Cross. Dean Redmann, Janes viler, was the junior groomsman. Ring bearers were David Redmann and Kurt Runzheimer.

A reception was held at the Planters’ Club on the Nansemond River, following the ceremony.

Mrs. Runzheimer is a surgical nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Runzheimer is a 1977 graduate of the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a lawyer and accountant, employed as a tax consultant by Coopers and Lybrand, a CPA firm in Boston.


Bio: Winnes, Shirley – UW-Eau Claire degree (Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Winnes, Oehmichen

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Aug 1977

Shirley Oehmichen Winnes, daughter of Ralph Oehmichen, Colby, was among the students receiving degrees from UW-Eau Claire during commencement exercises August 6, 1977.

Mrs. Winnes received her Master of Science degree in business education.

Campus honors received by the graduate included being a member of Delta Pi Epsilon, a national honorary professional graduate fraternity in business education. She is present teaching at Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute, Green Bay.

At the commencement, 151 Bachelor degrees were handed out, while 75 graduate students received diplomas.


Bio: Brehm, Joyce – Colorado State Degree (Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Brehm

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Aug 1977

Joyce Brehm, route one, Colby, was among the graduates during summer commencement exercises at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

A total of 829 seniors and graduate students received degrees at the University’s summer commencement exercises August 5, 1977.

Included on the graduation list were 488 candidates for Bachelor’s degrees, 295 for Masters degrees, and 46 for Doctor of Philosophy degrees.


BioM: Weix, Julianne (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Weix, Gerlach, Rushman, Nikolay, Bengford, Stickert, Ott, Rasmussen, Franson

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Aug 1977

Weix, Julianne (30 Jul 1977)

Julianne Weix, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Weix, and Eric Gerlach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Revel Gerlach, Marshfield, were married in a 1:30 ceremony July 30, 1977 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby. Father Rushman performed the ceremony. The bride’s parents gave her away. She wore a white A-line dress with ruffle around the V-neck. The dress had long sleeves, a lared skirt with trim around the bodice, sleeves and a train, to accent it. Her flowers were yellow roses, mint green daisies and baby’s breath.

The maid of honor was Janet Weix, Oshkosh. Bridesmaids were Kristine Nikolay, Marshfield and Connie Gerlach, Marshfield. They wore dresses that had long bell sleeves, with a floor ruffled yellow chiffon garden print pattern. Their flowers were mint green daisies with baby’s breath.

Laurie Weix was flower girl, while Jonathon Bengford was ring bearer.

The best man was Paul Stickert, Marshfield. Groomsmen were Steve Ott, Marshfield and Russel Rasmussen, Marshfield. Ushers were Joe Weix, Colby and David Gerlach, Appleton.

DuWayne Franson, brother-in-law of the bride, Pittsville, sang.

Following the ceremony, a dinner was held in the school gym.

The groom is a 1969 graduate of Marshfield High School and a 1975 graduate of MSTI with a degree in business management. He is employed in farming.

The bride, a 1973 graduate of Colby High School, and a 1974 graduate of MSTI in Medical Assistance, is employed as a medical assistant at the Marshfield Clinic.

Following a honeymoon trip, the couple is residing in rural Marshfield.


News: Abby/Colby - 2 Students on Dean’s List at UW-Madison (Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Sledge, Nelson, Runzheimer

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Aug 1977

Two area students are among College of Agriculture and Live Science students recognized for outstanding scholastic performance during the past semester at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Only full-time students with “B” or better grade average with no failures or incompletes are eligible for recognition on the “Dean’s List.”

George Sledge, Associate Dean of Academic Student Affairs said that last semester, so 2,400 undergraduates were enrolled in the college’s 22 departments. They selected from five curricular options, which stress either business and industry, natural resources, natural science, production and technology, or social science.

The students are: Donald Brent Nelson, Route one, Abbotsford, in agricultural engineering, and Susan Marie Runzheimer, Route 2, Colby, in Nutritional sciences.


BioA: Primeau, Mr./Mrs. Ervin (Gold – 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Primeau, Ebben, Firnstahl

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Aug 1977

Primeau, Mr./Mrs. Ervin (Gold – 19 Apr 1977)

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Primeau, Abbotsford, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and open house July 29, 1977.

The 5 p.m. dinner was held at the Florina Supper Club, with 40 persons in attendance. An open house at the Colby VFW took place between 8:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. The next day, a family picnic was held at the Erv Primeau’s in Curtiss.

A yellow corsage and a boutonniere were worn by the honored couple.

They were married April 19, 1927 at St. Mary’s Church in Wausau. Attendants for the marriage were Evelyn Primeau and Roy Ebben, both of whom are now deceased.

Primeau was born July 4, 1903 in Wisconsin Rapids to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Primeau. There he received his education. Before he was married, he did farming and mill work in Wisconsin Rapids, Arpin and Wausau.

Mrs. Primeau was born Frances Ebben on November 12, 1906 in Thorp. She received her education at Thorp, and at Wausau Business College. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. George Ebben.

Both are in good health and enjoy square dancing and gardening as hobbies.

While married, they farmed near Arpin, before moving to a farm near Colby in 1937. They moved to Abbotsford in 1964., leaving the farm.

He then worked at Wick Home for two years. Ever since he had been custodian for Security State Bank.

Children of the couple are DeVere, New York, Capt. Don G., Norfolk, Virginia, James, (Evelyn) Hyde, Ozark Arkansas, Mrs. Manny (Mary) Firnstahl, Colby, Erin, Curtiss and Garry at home. The couple also has 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

The celebrated was postponed from April to July because the family could not get together.


Bio: Calley, Terra Lynn (Engagement – Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Calley, Newman

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Aug 1977

Mr. and Mrs. David Calley, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Newman announce the coming marriage of their daughter and son, Terra Lynn Calley and Douglas B. Newman. An October 8, 1977 wedding is being planned.

Both are 1976 graduates of Colby High School. Miss Calley attended UW-Marshfield Center last year and is presently employed at All-Metal Stamping in Abbotsford. Her fiancé graduated from the Farm and Industry Short Course at UW-Madison in March and is now farming near Unity.


Bio: Sebold, Suzanne Marie (Engagement – Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Sebold, Reynolds

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Aug 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sebold announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Marie, to Clark R. Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Torr Reynolds, Dorchester.

The future bride is a 1976 graduate of Abbotsford High School and is employed at Wickersham Jewelry, Abbotsford.

Her fiancé is a 1973 graduate of Colby High School and is employed at Marathon Cheese, Medford.

An August 1978 wedding is planned.


Bio: Benjegerdes, Joel – ROTC Scholarship (Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Benjegerdes, Sellers

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Aug 1977

Joel Benjegerdes was awarded a four-year ROTC scholarship to UW-Stevens Point by Lt. Col. Thomas H. Sellers, Sr., at the Orville Benjegerdes farm, rural Colby. Only 5,500 of these awards are made every four years, and competition is keen. Upon graduation from college, he will become a commissioned officer in the Army.





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