BioA: Nowack, Mr. and Mrs. Ray (45th - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Nowack, Helm, Barth, Riedel, Meyer, Martens, Sternitzky, Guenther, Elmhorst, Howe, Carey, Garbisch

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 9/30/1971

Nowack, Mr. and Mrs. Ray (45th - 26 September 1971)

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Nowack of Rt. 1 Granton were honored Saturday, September 25, with an open house in observance of their 45th wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barth also of Rt. 1 Granton. A buffet supper was served to more than 200 guests.

The Barth’s recreation room was decorated for the occasion with sapphire paper streamers and bells. A large anniversary cake was at the head table, where the honored couple and their attendants of 45 years earlier were seated. The cake was baked and decorated by Mrs. Ronnie Meyer of Neillsville.

The Nowack’s were married September 26, 1926, at Zion Lutheran Church at Granton by the Rev. Theodore Martens. Their attendants wee Mr. and Mrs. Louis Helm and Herbert Sternitzky of Granton, Mrs. George Guenther of Eau Claire, Elmer Elmhorst of Neillsville, Mrs. Dick Howe of Ely, Mn., and mr. Alma Carey of Botonia, Ill. Only Mrs. Carey was unable to attend the observance.

Mrs. Nowack, the former Ardina Helm, was born October 24, 1902, in the Town of Lynn to Ferdinand and Laura Helm. She received her education in the Lynn schools. Mrs. Nowack is a member of the Granton Homemakers and of the Ladies Aid Society of Zion Lutheran Church. She enjoys hobbies of sewing and flower gardening.

Ray Nowack was born September 28, 1902, in Kankakee, Ill., to Louis and Emma Nowack. He received his education in Illinois. His hobbies are helping others and gardening; he works part time and enjoys doing cement work.

Both the Nowacks, who have lived at their present home just east of Granton for the past 21 years, are members of Zion Lutheran Church at Granton. They are the parents of two daughters Mrs. Ray (Shirley) Barth and Mrs. Ralph (Laura) Riedel, both of Granton. There are six grandchildren, Gary and Thomas Barth, and Linda, Ricky, Ronnie, and Rocky Riedel.

Friends and relatives from Marathon, Greenwood, Berlin, Brillion, Omro, Melrose, Appleton, Eau Claire, Granton, Chili, Neillsville, Ely, Minn., and Herscher and Woodstock, Ill., greeted the Nowacks at the open house.

In the evening, Mrs. Wallace Garbisch played music for dancing. A lunch was served later. A mock wedding ceremony, given by a group was enjoyed by all.



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