BioA: Willner, Mr./Mrs. William (Gold - 1965)


Surnames: Willner, Augustine, Bach, Koehler, Werner, Schmidt

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 14 Jan 1965

Willner, Mr./Mrs. William (Gold - 7 JAN 1965)

Mr. and Mrs. William Willner of Spencer celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 9, 1965. Open house was held at the home from 2 to 5 o'clock, followed by a 5 o'clock dinner for relatives and close friends at Christ the King Catholic Church, Spencer, and an evening reception at the Municipal Hall. The seven children of the couple and all of the grandchildren were present for the celebration.

During the evening the children staged a mock wedding. Music was furnished by Marvin Augustine and his son.

Mr. Willner, a native of Evanston, Ill., and Miss Apalonia Bach, who was born at Marathon, Wis., were married Jan. 7, 1915 at St. John's Catholic Church, Edgar. They lived at Fenwood, Auburndale, Townsend, Abbotsford and Colby before moving to their present home in Spencer. Mr. Willner, a carpenter by trade, is presently employed at Spencer Sports.

Mr. and Mrs. Willner have two daughters and five sons: Mrs. Earl (Caroline) Koehler of Edgar, Mrs. James (Jeanette) Werner of Wis. Dells, Lester of Colby, Willard of Shawano, former owner of the Edgar Weekly Review, Bernard of Carpentersville, Ill., Reinhold of Janesville, and Emery of Chicago.

There are 25 grandchildren.

Mr. Willner has one sister, Mrs. Ewald (Sophie) Schmidt of Edgar, and Mrs. Willner has one brother, Leo Bach, in Wyoming.



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