BioA: Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P. (Golden - 1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Olson, Flood, Valhovic, Wilcox, Johnson, Flick, Adams, Patterson, Held, Jerome, Amborn, Tietze, Teeples, Stuve, Kustling, Serves, Abbott, Manke, Isensee, Klushman, Reshel, Laffe, Wallace, Jenswold, Harris, Flynn, Giloy, Bryan

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/08/1974

Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P. (Golden - 1974)

Over 200 friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P. Olson gathered at the Assembly of God Church in Black River Falls Sunday afternoon to help the couple celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.

Their three sons, Donald and Family of Whittier, Ca., Duane and family of Oconomowoc, and Dale R. Olson and family of Hatfield were all present for the event.

Many more friends and relatives from near and far were among those in attendance, including Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flood and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Valhovic of California, who were enroute to “Kenya, East Africa,” to visit their brother, Raymond, and his family, who are serving in missionary work there.

A program in the afternoon included the following presentations: “The Longer I Serve Him,” a solo by Ellen Flood; “The Old Rugged Cross,” solo played on his musical saw by the Rev. Elzo Wilcox; song by the Olson grandchildren; trumpet solo by James Johnson; “If That Isn’t Love,” song by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flood and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Valhovic; duet by Pastor and Mrs. Gorden Johnson; “Surely Goodness and Mercy,” solo by Ellen Flood.

Rev. Johnson was master of ceremonies for the program. Refreshments were served afterwards.

Thirty-six guests attended an evening dinner party at the Rustic Mill, where a humorous skit was presented.

Mr. and Mrs. Olson lived in Humbird for 20 years before moving to Milwaukee. While in Humbird, he was in the garage business, and later was employed at the Humbird Canning Company.

They moved to Milwaukee in 1853, then moved to Black River Falls in September of 1966 following their retirement.

Well-wishers at the open house included the following from out of Jackson County; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flood, Corona, Ca.; Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Flood and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Valhovic, Whittier, Ca; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flood, Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Flick and two sons, Union Grove; Miss Carmen Adams, Viroqua; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Patterson and four children, Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Held, Barbie and Steven, Menomonee Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jerome, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jerome and children, and Mrs. Thurlo Amborn, Mindoro;

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Tietze, Brookfield; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Teeples, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Howell Stuve, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kustling, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Serves, La Crescent, Mn; Mr. and Mrs. John Abbott, Mrs. Lloyd Manke, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Isensee, Sr., Sparta; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klushman, Milwaukee; Mrs. Clarence Reshel, City Point; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Flood, Mr. and Mrs. Angus Flood, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Flood, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laffe, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wallace, Walter Jenswold, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harris, and Mrs. Lottie Flynn, Humbird; Mrs. Grace Giloy, and Lisa Bryan, Neillsville.

Friends and relatives from the Merrillan, Hatfield, Hixton, Millston, Wrightsville, and Black River Falls areas were also in attendance.



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