BioA: Wnek, Mr./Mrs. Peter (Gold – 1969)

Surnames: Wnek, Chilicki, Ciolkosz, Panek, Lagowski, Sobczynski, Broda, Keller, Bielecki, Arciszewski, Zasacki, Nowobielski, Pudlo, Lazowski, Kowieski, Strzok, Brya, Nabrzynski, Lazewski, Pawlowski, Adamczyk, Wisniewski, Hmielak, Slota, Nowak

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Sep 1969

Wnek, Mr./Mrs. Peter (Gold – 23 SEP 1969)

On August 30, 1969, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wnek celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Hedwig’s Chapel. The 5 o’clock Mass was officiated by Fr. Constance Chilicki, with the St. Bernard’s adult choir, accompanied by Al Ciolkosz, sing the Mass hymns.

Following, a reception was held at the Thorp Legion Hall, where a 7:00 supper was served by the Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Joe Panek acted as hostess and served the anniversary cake, which was baked and decorated by Mrs. Bob Wnek, daughter-in-law of the couple.

Later that evening, the guests were entertained at a dance where the music was provided by Felix Zasacki’s Polka duet. Members of the family and friends devised a mock wedding to commemorate the wedding day of the couple. The humorous scene found the role of the priest played by Mike Lagowski. The bride was Mrs. Jim Sobczynski, and the groom, Ed Broda. Other members of the bridal party included Mrs. Larry Keller, Mrs. Bob Wnek, Margie Bielecki, Mrs. Joe Panek and Debbie Panek.

At the hall, 2 posters composed of family pictures, depicting the 50 years of the couple’s married life were set up. The photos were arranged in order from past to present, by granddaughters, Arlen and Nancy Arciszewski.

Peter Wnek was married to Elizabeth Nowobielski on September 23, 1919 at St. Hedwig’s Church by Fr. Pudlo. After their marriage they resided in Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.). In 1921 they moved to Chicago, where they lived for 5 years. They came back to this area in 1926 and made their home on a small farm in the town of Withee (Clark Co.). Their present home near Thorp is where they have resided since 1948.

They have four children: Mrs. Mike (Florence) Lazowski, Oshkosh, Wis., Mrs. Jim (Louise) Sobczynski, Palatine, Ill., and Mrs. Stanley (Dolores) Arciszewski, Thorp; and bob of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Many close friends and relatives attended the celebration. Mrs. Nick Kowieski, maid of honor, and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Strzok were the only attendants present. Out of town guests included: Mr. and Mrs. John Keller, Chicago, Al Nowobielski, Milwaukee, Mr. Mike Brya and daughters, Minneapolis, Mr. and mrs. Ray Brya, Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Nabrzynski and family, Muskego Lake, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sobczynski, Palatine, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lazewski, Oshkosh, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wnek and daughter, Eau Claire, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Roman Pawlowski, St. Paul, Mrs. Adamczyk, St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Keller and boys, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wisniewski, Oshkosh, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kowieski, Chicago, Ed Broda, Chicago, Helen Hmielak, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Slota, Gilman, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Nowak, Owen.



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