BioA: Ciolkosz, Mr./Mrs. Frank (Gold – 1971)
Surnames: Ciolkosz, Skaleski, Soborowicz, Cesafsky, Cieslik, Yaeger, Bruder, Healy, Haas, Przybylski, Foster, Pietrzak, Kulig
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12 Aug 1971
Ciolkosz, Mr./Mrs. Frank (Gold – 20 JUN 1971)
On Saturday, June 29, 1971 an 11:00 Mass was celebrated at the Holy Family Church, Stanley, for the intention of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ciolkosz, who observed their golden wedding anniversary. Three of their granddaughters, Gail Skaleski, Denise Soborowicz, and Kim Ciolkosz, escorted them down the aisle, carrying a basket of flowers given to the anniversary couple by all the grandchildren. After Mr. and Mrs. Ciolkosz renewed their vows, they and their attendants of fifty years, Mrs. Martha Cesafsky and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cieslik, received a special blessing from the pastor. Two of their children, Marlene and Philip, carried up the offertory.
A dinner for about 100 friends and relatives was served at 12 o'clock in the Holy Family Church parlors. Philip, one of their sons, welcomed and expressed on behalf of his brother and sisters, thanks and appreciation to all of the guests for taking the time to attend and extend their congratulations to his parents on their 50th wedding anniversary. After the dinner, a reception was held in their honor at the Legion Hall in Stanley, where music, dancing and refreshments were served.
Frank Ciolkosz and Rose Pietrzak were united in marriage on June 20, 1921. Reverend F. Kulig officiated at the ceremony, which took place at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, Thorp. The attendants were: Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cieslik, Mrs. Martha Cesafsky, Mr. Louis Ciolkosz, Anna Yaeger and Rosemary Bruder.
Mr. and Mrs. Ciolkosz lived for a short time in Chicago, Connecticut, and Medford, Wisconsin, where Mr. Ciolkosz did electrical work.. They farmed on a 40 acre farm on route 4, Stanley, until the spring of 1949, when they then purchased another farm on route 1, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), where they farmed until Mr. Ciolkosz retired in 1960. They then moved to a home at 620 Broadway, Stanley, where they now reside.
Mr. and Mrs. Ciolkosz are the parents of eight children. All of them were present for this special occasion. They are, two sons, Rudolph of Chippewa Falls and Philip of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; and six daughters, Mrs. Robert (Doris) Healy of Cicero, Illinois; Mrs. Wilfred (Irene) Haas of Thorp; Mrs. Louis (Sylvia) Przybylski of Milwaukee; Mrs. Frank (Marlene) Soborowicz of Bartlett, Illinois, Mrs. Sylvester (Phyllis) Skaleski of Wheeling, Illinois, and Mrs. William (Judy) Foster of Stanley. They also have 34 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
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