BioA: Trimberger, Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Golden - 1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Trimberger, Skar, Nord, Wang, Kotchy, Botnen, Schleef

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/06/1974

Trimberger, Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Golden - 18 June 1974)

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Trimberger of 36 Huron St., Neillsville will commemorate their Golden wedding anniversary Sunday, June 16, with an open house for relatives, neighbors and friends from 2 to 5 p.m. at their church, Zion Lutheran at Grant. No invitations are being sent.

At 10:30 a.m. the family will gather for morning church services. A special prayer will be prayed for them by their pastor, The Rev. Everett Schleef, and special flowers till decorate the altar.

Walter Trimberger was born at Granton and attended the church’s parochial school there.

Gudrun Trimberger was born at Kedglen, Valdres, Norway and came to Birchwood, Wisconsin, with her parents at the age of six.

Walter Trimberger and Gudrun Skar were married June 18, 1924, at the parsonage of the Rev. J. E. Nord, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church at Rice Lake. They were attended by Mrs. Odin Wang, Danville, Il., and Thorvald Skar of Rice Lake.

The newlyweds lived for 44 years on the home place which Mr. Trimberger purchased in 1923. There he operated a service station and implement business for 40 years. They also built, owned and managed service stations in Chili and Marshfield.

Walter Trimberger was a charter member of their church Men’s Club, serving as president and president of the congregation. He was also a charter member of the Granton Rotary Club, serving in many capacities.

Prior to her marriage Mrs. Trimberger taught school in Clark County for five years. During the 1923-24 years she had principalship of the Romadka State Graded School. She has done considerable substitute teaching since.

A charter member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and a member of the Ladies’ Aid since January 1927. Mrs. Trimberger has served in every official capacity of the Aid and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a charter member of the Federated Women’s Club of Granton and served as its county president for two years. She was a member of the Granton Homemakers Club for 30 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Trimberger both enjoy good health. Mr. Trimberger enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and television. Mrs. Trimberger enjoys reading, flower gardening, fancy work and sewing.

They have two sons, Atty. Wayne Trimberger, who married Loretta Kotchy on August 17, 1957, was Clark County District Attorney for four years and now has his own office in Neillsville with an4 associate. Eugene Trimberger, who married Karen Botnen on June 7, 1956, was a state parole and probation officer for 12 years and served as a social service supervisor in the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Alaska for one year. The Eugene Trimberger’s now own and operate the Traveler’s Motel in Neillsville.

There are six grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Trimberger have lived the last 18 winters at Mesa, Az., where they own a mobile home in Windsor Park.



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