BioA: Opelt, Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Golden - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Opelt, Mack, Lautenbach, Coon

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/07/1971

Opelt, Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Golden - 9 November 1971)

First the announcement of the Golden Anniversary:

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Opelt will observe their 50th Anniversary with Open House afternoon & evening October 9, 1971 at their home. No invitations are being sent.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Opelt will observe their golden wedding anniversary Saturday afternoon and evening, October 9, with an open house at their home on Rt. 2 Neillsville.

The Opelt’s the parents of three daughters and nine sons, (all married and many of them living in the Neillsville area) were married November 9, 1921, at the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Leon Mack at Waupaca. Rev. Coon of the Presbyterian Church was the officiating clergyman. The couple’s attendants were his sister, Martha, now Mrs. Louis Lautenbach of Rt. 3 Neillsville, and her brother, Lee Mack, now deceased. Mr. Lautenbach will act as bestman for the observance.

Mr. and Mrs. Opelt have lived in the Neillsville area since their marriage, settling originally on the farm where their son, Dale, and his family now live. They moved to their present home on the Black River at the site of the family’s sand and gravel plant, about 15 years ago.

Mrs. Opelt enjoys gardening, fancy work, cooking - the latter hobby being one of which her husband particularly approves. Fishing, hunting, and playing the piano are Mr. Opelt’s favorite pastimes; now that he is officially retired he has more time to enjoy them. He helps out occasionally with the gravel business, however.

The Opelt’s are members of the Neillsville United Church of Christ and she is a member of its Women’s Society. Mrs. Opelt is also a member of the Women of the Moose. Mr. Opelt has belonged to the PCA and was on the board of directors of that organization.



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