BioA: Sterzinger, Mr./Mrs. Morris (Silver - 1966)

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Surnames:  Sterzinger, Patten, Gessert

----Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/06/1966

Mr./Mrs. Morris Sterzinger (Silver - 22 Sep. 1966)

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Sterzinger observed their 25th wedding anniversary September 22 and celebrated the event Saturday, Oct. 1.  The couple attended high mass at 8:15 a.m., then greeted friends and relatives at their home until mid-afternoon when the anniversary dinner for nearly 200 guest was served at St. Mary’s school gymnasium.  The Sterzinger children presented pink and white carnation corsages to their mother and to Mrs. Laura Sterzinger and Mrs. Johanna Patten, mothers of the bride and groom, and to the bridesmaid, Mrs. Donald Gessert.  White carnation boutonnieres were presented to Morris, and to Randall Sterzinger, who had served as best man.

The anniversary cake was baked and decorated by Mrs. Frank Sterzinger, and served to the guests at the dinner.

An evening of fun and dancing was held at Cherokee Park and the main event of the evening was the mock wedding, with Charles Frueh as the frock coated minister; Randall Sterzinger as the the bride who was seen in a red and white polka-dot shift, black shoes and socks and holding a bouquet of purple asters.  The bridesmaid Leonard Bauer,  wore a black and white striped shift and carried an arrangement of lavender and white mums.  The groom and the best man were Elaine Bauer and Lorena Sterzinger, respectively.  Bernard Huss caught the “bridal bouquet”.

Morris Sterzinger and Corsina Patten were married at St. Mary’s Church in Colby, on Sep 22, 1941, with rev. Leo Lang officiating. Attending the couple were her sister, Jean (Mrs. Donald Gessert) and Randall Sterzinger.  The lived in Madison until Morris entered the service in December, 1941.  Throughout their twenty-five years together the Sterzingers have lived in Abilene, Tex., Seattle, Wash., Okinawa, Louisville, Ky., Japan, Valparaiso, Fla., San Antonio, Tex., and upon his retirement as Lieut. Col. In January, 1966, moved to Colby to make their home.  They are the parents of nine children:  2nd Lieut. Morris Jr., Keesler AF Hospital, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Miss., Robert, attending University of Florida at Gainesville, Steven and James both students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Gerald, Wayne, Gary, Laurie and Frank, all at home.

Among the guests attending the celebration were his mother, Mrs. Laura Sterzinger, Colby, and her mother, Mrs.Johanna Patten, Council Bluff, Ia., and both the bridesmaid, Mrs. Donald Gessert, and her husband of Harlan, Ia., and Randall Sterzinger, the best man, and his wife, of Dorchester.  Others were Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Hummer and family, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Art Wasieliewski and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wasieliewski, Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy, Vesley and family, Marathon City, Mr. and Mrs. Art Lodholz, Mrs. Erna Wilde, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Polterman, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Patten, Council Bluff, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. John Kilpatrick, New Jersey, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frueh, Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kleinstick, Edgar, Arvid Kleinstick, Edgar, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lager, Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hoffman, Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Gorman Sterzinger and daughter, Jan, Eureka, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sterzinger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Sterzinger and family, Mrs. Lena Sterzinger, Mr. and Mrs. Art Sterzinger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Allar, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Omelian and son, Otto Parge, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bauer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Meyers and Mary Beth, Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Derfus, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sterzinger, Rudy Sterzinger, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dalke Jr. and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Huss and family, Kemberley, Wis., Mr. and Mrs Darrel Sterzinger, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Jicinsky, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jicinsky and family and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jicinsky and family, Mrs. George Tesmer, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Stahinke, Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pecher, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Radeztsky Jr., Mr. and Mrs Fred Kruger and family, Herman Carston, and Miss Margie Vesley, Milwaukee.




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