BioA: Karaba, Mr./Mrs. Vendel (Gold – 1971)
Surnames: Karaba, Palukiewicz, Peissig, Friedenfels, Rebra, Seko, Porter, Johnson, Lasawe, Schill, Roberts
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Feb 1971
Karaba, Mr./Mrs. Vendel (Gold – 7 FEB 1971)
Mr. and Mrs. Vendel Karaba of route 2, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pawbekiewicz of Withee, with a family dinner at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 1971. A reception followed at the Meadowview County Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Karaba are the parents of three sons, Eugene and John of Milwaukee, Joseph of Owen, and three daughters, Mrs. (Matilda) Palukiewicz, Mrs. Duane (Elizabeth Peissig of Withee, and Mrs. Richard (Marge) Friedenfels of Oak Creek. There are 23 grandchildren, all present for the occasion.
The former Julia Rebra and Vendel Karaba were married February 7, 1921 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Fort Dodge, Iowa. They later became members of Holy Family Rosary Catholic Church of Owen. In 1927 they came to Owen and settled on a farm north of Owen, where they have resided since. Both are retired and enjoying good health.
Guests coming to celebrate the special occasion were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Seko, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson and daughter, Ford Doge, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Zena Lakawe, St. Cloud, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schill, Mr. and Mrs. David Schill, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schill, and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Roberts, Wisconsin Rapids, and the surrounding area.
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