BioA: Johnson, Rev. & Mrs. Thure (51st – 1965)       

Contact: Dinah Reinke


Surnames: Johnson, Asplund, Mantik, Jensen, Venzke, Mandigo

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/12/1965

------ Johnson, Rev. & Mrs. Thure (Anniversary – 02 AUG 1965)

Rev. and Mrs. Thure Johnson celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary Sunday at the home of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Mantik, route 1, Abbotsford.  Rev. Johnson and the former Agnes Asplund were married Aug. 2, 1914 at Wilton, N. Dak.  They are the parents of eight children and grand parents of 34 and great grand parents of five.

The 50th anniversary was celebrated last year at Bismark, N. Dak., with all but one son present, and with appropriate formal ceremony and renewal of vows.

Present on Sunday were four daughters and their families: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jensen with David and Karen, Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Mantik with Rachael, Betsy, Pat, Joanie, Carol, Mike, Debbie and Randy, Mrs. And Mrs. Alvin Venzke with Dan, Steve, Johnny, Allan and Tamie Joy, all of Abbotsford, and Rev. and Mrs. Wilbur Mandigo with Cindy, Denny and Pamie, of East Moline, Ill.

On Monday evening the same group were at the Elmer Jensen home for anniversary cake.

Rev. and Mrs. Johnson are presently visiting in this area for an indefinite period.           



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