BioA: Lueddecke, Mr. & Mrs. Louis (Gold – 1966)
Contact: Dinah Reinke
Surnames: Lueddecke, Graffunder, Leonhardt, Zugier, Anderson, Evans, Moder, Bizer, Scheibe, Martin, Ouelette, Kuehl, Kolecheck, Hartman, Kress, Leslie, Eertmoed, Herbeck, Schrader, Schwartztraber, Schanklin, Ellenbecker, Schultz
------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/07/1966
------ Lueddecke, Mr. & Mrs. Louis (Gold - 14 JUN 1966)
Friends and relatives gathered on Saturday, June 25, to honor Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lueddecke of route 1, Abbotsford, on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration.
Following a reception at their home, a supper was served to 120 guests at the Peace Evangelical church hall in Dorchester. Gay Graffunder of Medford entertained with music in the afternoon. In the evening, guests danced at Cherokee hall to the music of Kathy’s Twilight Ramblers.
The honored couple had yellow roses in their corsage and boutonniere and yellow carnations were worn by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leonhardt, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zugier, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lueddecke, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lueddecke, and the Rev. Hugh Evans.
Mr. Lueddecke was born in the village of Dorchester on April 28, 1893. As a small child, he moved with his family to a farm in the town of Mayville, where he lived about 20 years. His parents then bought a farm in the town of Holton in 1915.
His wife, the former Amelia Moder, was born in Dale, Wis., Outagamie county, on March 19, 1897. At the age of 16, she moved with her parents to a farm in the town of Holton, where she lived until her marriage.
The couple was married on June 14, 1916, in the Peace Evangelcal church, Dorchester, with the Rev. J. Bizer officiating. Attendants were Mrs. Fred Leonhardt and Art Scheibe, Fred Leonhardt and the late Goldie Martin. The wedding celebration was held at Mr. Lueddecke’s home, where the couple farmed until their retirement in 1961. They now live adjacent to the farm which they sold to their son.
Mr. Lueddecke was a director of the school board of the Pickard school for 33 years. He still enjoys helping his son on the farm occasionally. Mrs. Lueddecke, although she broke her hip two years ago, is still able to do her housework with the aid of daughter, Dorothy.
Children of the couple include Mabel, Mrs. Paul Zugier, who baked the wedding anniversary cake; Dorothy, Mrs. Gordon Anderson, and Lester, all farming in the town of Holton.
There are twelve grand children and five great grand children.
Mr. Lueddecke’s sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Muehler, Dorchester, attended. A grand son, Ronald Zugier, was unable to attend as he is in the army in Vietnam.
Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Ouelette of Kankakee, Ill., Wanda and Walter Kuehl, Butternut, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kolecheck, Westboro, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hartman and family, the Rev. Hugh Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Graffunder and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kress, Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Leslie, New London, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lueddecke, Waupaca.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Eertmoed, Fremount, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. George Herbeck, Spalding, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schrader, Park Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schwartztraber of Ladysmith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schanklin, Iola, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Ellenbecker and family of Athens, Mrs. Mary Schultz, Owen, and others from the Abbotsford, Dorchester and Stetsonville area.
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