BioA: Carpenter, Victor and Lucy (Golden - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Carpenters, Ives, Geiger, Metz, Waldhart, Beery, Reid, Parks, Moldenhauer, Brodhagen, Pupp

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (18 April 1983)

Carpenters, Mr. and Mrs. Victor I. (18 April 1933)

Mr. and Mrs. Victor I Carpenter of 309 W. Clark St., Spencer, who were married April 18, 1933 in St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester, by the late Paul Pitzenberger, will celebrate the golden anniversary of that event Saturday in Spencer.

The Rev. Andres H. Bofenkamp will officiate at the anniversary service at Christ the King Catholic Church with relatives taking part. a family-style dinner will be served at Spencer Municipal Hall, followed by open house during late afternoon and evening. There also will be an evening dance.

Carpenter was born to Mr. and Mrs. William H. (Carrie Ives) Carpenter February 26, 1913 in Marshfield. He graduated from the local McKinley High School.

After his marriage he was employed by C.E. Blodgett and Company, A.H. Weinbrenner Co. and farmed in the Town of Spencer for about 25 years. He also was a factory representative in western states for Rollohome Corp. and 10 years before retiring conducted his own insurance agency. At one time he had played with various dance orchestras, conducting his own band several years. He was a member of the 135th Medical Regiment Band, Wisconsin National Guard, from 1930-1941.

Both he and his wife are members of Christ the King Catholic Church, Spencer, where he is a member of the Holy Name Society and she is affiliated with the Altar Society. He was chairman of the Town of Spencer from 1964-1974, served on the Marathon County Board of Supervisors from 1964-1968; was secretary-treasurer of Farmers Cooperative Co., Spencer, from 1963-1973 and is a charter member and director of tri-County State Bank of Marshfield.

His hobbies are music, stamp collecting and antiques; his wife's are gardening, sewing and travel.

The former Lucy Marie Geiger was born April 27, 1912 at Dorchester to Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Anna Metz) Geiger. She was educated at St. Louis Parochial School and took nursing courses at Marshfield Vocational School. Before marriage she was a housekeeper for the late Msgr. H.P. Toeller of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

She and her husband made their home in Marshfield for 12 years after which she assisted her husband in farming for 25 years. She also was a nursing assistant 10 years at St. Joseph's Hospital, retiring in 1978.

Their children are Victor F. and William D. Carpenter, both of Wisconsin Rapids; Robert F. Carpenter and Mrs. James (Jonae) Waldhart, both of Spencer; Mrs. James (Lucille) Beery, Rhinelander; Floyd H. Carpenter and Mrs. James (Carol) Reid, both of the Chicago area; Mrs. William S. (Janice) Parks III of Waukesha; and Mrs. Keith (Connie) Moldenhauer, Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Another son, Lloyd H. Carpenter, died in June 1949.

There are 26 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Original attendants coming for the festivities are Frank Brodhagen of Abbotsford and Mrs. George (Agnes) Pupp, Marshfield, a sister of Mrs. Carpenter.



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