BioA: Voelker, Mr./Mrs. Edwin J. (Gold – 1974)


Surnames: Voelker, Nelson, Webster, Messerschmidt, Vanderhoof, Eske, Bauer, Wry, McNaul

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 12 Sep 1974

Voelker, Mr./Mrs. Edwin J. (Gold – 10 SEP 1974)

The Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Voelker of 1111 Fillmore Street, Marshfield, Wisconsin, was held at the Spencer Municipal Hall on Saturday, August 31, 1974. There was a special church service for the honored couple at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 12:30 p.m., with the Rev. E. Messerschmidt officiating, followed by a brunch at the Parish Hall for the immediate family. During the church service "The Lord's Prayer" was sung by Debbie Nelson, a granddaughter, and Bert Webster.

Awaiting for them when they left the Parish Hall, were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Nelson of Spencer with their 1927 Ford car, taking the bridal couple to the hall in Spencer, where an open house and dinner were held from 2:00 to 4:30. A dance was held from 8:00 until midnight that evening.

Edwin J. Voelker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Voelker, was born at Coleman, Wisconsin on September 13, 1900. At an early age the family moved to the Chili (Clark Co.), Wisconsin area.

Mrs. Voelker, the former Alvera Vanderhoof, was born December 21, 1904 at Spencer, Wisconsin.

The couple were married by the Rev. Eske at Salem Lutheran Church at Veefkind (Clark Co.), Wisconsin on September 10, 1924. Both are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Marshfield.

For 29 years after their marriage, they farmed in the Spencer vicinity, moving to Marshfield in 1953. Mr. Voelker worked for the Parkin Dairy and Modern Sleep Products, retiring in 1964. They both keep busy recovering furniture and Mrs. Voelker sews, crotchets and enjoys her flowers. Both are in good health.

The couple have three children, a son, Carrol, and two daughters, Mrs. Russ (Barbara) Nelson of Cedarburg, and Mrs. Jerome (Iris) Bauer of Spencer. They have nince grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Among the guests attending were four of their original attendants, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Voelker of Marshfield, Mrs. Laura Wry of Spencer, and Mrs. Virginia McNaul of Chili.

Out of town guests were from Milwaukee, Minocqua, Marinette, Coleman, Peshtigo, Wisconsin Rapids, Tripoli, Rhinelander, Sheboygan, Colby, Marshfield, Spencer, and Loyal.



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