BioA: Genteman, Mr. and Mrs. William (35th - 1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Genteman, DeMert, Mills, Berlick, Langreck, Schoenherr, (__? __), Gerber, Gierl, Ritter, Lucas, Kurbyun, Rollins, Harvey, Armitage
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/15/1974

Genteman, Mr. and Mrs. William (35th - 10 August 1974)

The children of Mr. and Mrs. William Genteman of Chili honored their parents in observance of their 35th wedding anniversary with an open house Satruday evening at the Chili Corners Club.

The Gentemans former Town of York residents, eloped to Waukon, Ia., on Thursday, August 10, 1939. Mr. and Mrs. Gust DeMert of Neillsville accompanied the couple as witnesses, and were present to mark their 35th anniversary with them. Upon their return to Neillsville, the newlyweds were honored at a wedding dance at Hake’s where her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Foemmel, joined the wedding party.

At the time of their marriage, the former Lura Mills, was employed at the Wells Harvey office in Neillsville, and her husband was employed by Lisle Armitage, rural Neillsville.

After selling their farm in the Town of York, the couple, together with their daughter and son-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. David Berlick, operated a grocery store in Chili for a time. Last year, the Gentemans sold their interest to the Berlicks; Mrs. Genteman, however continues to work in the store. Mr. Genteman is busy as patrolman for the Town of Fremont and he operates his own sanitation service.

The couple are parents of six children, Mrs. Francis (Bonnie) Langreck of rural Granton, Mrs. David (Betty) Berlick of Chili, Mrs. William (Barbara) Lucas of Willard, William Jr., Oak Creek, and Larry and Vern Genteman of Chili. Only their son, William Jr., was unable to attend the anniversary observance. There are 16 grandchildren.

Relatives from out of town present for the occasion were Herbert and Nancy Schoenherr, Rockford, Il.; Mrs. Patsy (missing), Peru, In.; Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Gerber, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gierl, Bessemer, Mi.; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ritter, Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Don Genteman and Irja Lucas, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mills, Loyal; and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Mills, Lee Mills, Mrs. Jessie Foemmel, Mrs. Art Kurbyun, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Genteman, and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Schoenherr, Sr., Neillsville.

Many friends from Neillsville, Loyal, Granton, Willard, and Chili were also in attendance.

A special anniversary cake was baked and decorated in shades of coral and jade by Mrs. Frieda Rollins. Complimenting the cake was a coral rose table centerpiece, the gift of Mrs. Gentemans sister, Jessie Foemmel.



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