BioA: Szepieniec, Mr./Mrs. Joseph (Gold – 1967)


Surnames: Szepieniec, Spence, Zuber, Phillips, Surman, Masnik, Schuster, Krochmal, Sromek, Moser , Hansen, Hutman

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1967

Szepieniec, Mr./Mrs. Joseph (Gold – 20 AUG 1967)

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Szepieniec of Abbotsford had all of their seven children, 32 grandchildren and one great-grandchild with them for the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary, August 19, 1967.

It began with an eleven o'clock mass at St. Bernard's Church, with the rev. Emil Hodnik officiating, and St. Bernard's Church Choir singing.

The bride of 50 years was attired in a blue lace dress with blue mesh hat. She had a corsage of yellow roses with gold leaf and ribbons.

After the church ceremony, 128 guests were served dinner in the church hall, and each one was given a gold leaf corsage or boutonniere. The gold theme was also carried out in the table decorations.

Other guests joined them for the afternoon reception at the Abbotsford City Hall, and dance in the evening. About 600 were served a buffet supper.

Mr. and Mrs. Szepieniec were both born in Poland. He came to America in 1807 and she came in 1910. They met in Cleveland, Ohio, where their marriage took place Aug. 20, 1917. After living there and in Chicago for a time they went to Lublin, where they cleared a wilderness area and farmed.

About two years ago they came to Abbotsford to live. Both are in excellent health and Mr. Szepieniec holds a full time job at All Metal Stamping, gardens and does carpenter work. Mrs. Szepieniec also enjoys the garden and homemaking and helping the children and grandchildren.

Their children are: Henry Spence of Abbotsford, Casey Spence of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Walter (Judy) Zuber of Marshfield, Stanley Spence of Santa Clara, Calif., George Spence of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Edgar (Rena) Phillips of Chicago, and Joseph Jr. of Lublin.

Mrs. Szepieniec's two brothers also came for the occasion: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Surman of Medford, who were attendants at the wedding, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Surman of Duluth, Minn.

Mr. Szepieniec's nephew, John Masnik and family of Chicago were here. He has two sisters in Poland.

Other relatives from away who came for the occasion were: Mr. and Mrs. Tony Schuster of Mentor, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krochmal of Euclid, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Krochmal and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sromek of Parma, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Moser of Chicago, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Surman of Rapid City, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hansen of Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. John Hutman and daughter of Harwood Heights, Ill., and many other guests from Lublin, Milwaukee, Thorp, Withee, Unity, Colby, Dorchester, Medford and Abbotsford.



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