BioA: Rucks, Mr./Mrs. Edward (Gold –1976)
Surnames: Rucks, Fakes, Erdman, Kirkoefer, Schneider, Firnstahl, Voge, Woodward, Lueth, Johnson
---------Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03 Nov 1976
Rucks, Mr./Mrs. Edward (Gold – 28 Oct 1976)
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rucks, owen, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house and dance, hosted by their children at the V.F. W. Club, Colby, Saturday evening, October 23, 1976.
They were presented with a money tree from their 26 grandchildren and a floral centerpiece from their 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rucks has a corsage of white carnations and bittersweet tinted roses, and her husband a boutonniere of a white carnation and a bittersweet tinted rose. Mrs. Esther (Erdmann) Fakes, Colby, on of the 1926 weeding attendants, was present, along with approximately 250 friends and relatives from neighboring towns, and as far away as Lomira, Appleton, Madison, Wauwatosa and North Dakota.
Their marriage took place October 28, 1926 in Zion Lutheran Church, Colby, by Rev. Kirkoefer. Marie E. Schneider, daughter of the late Gustave and Lena Schneider, was born at Morris Minnesota on September 14, 1910. Edward G. Rucks was born on October 26, 1902 at Marshfield, to the late Paul and Lizzie Rucks. They farmed in the Colby area and he drove truck for the White House Milk Co. until 1952, and then moved to a farm near Curtiss, and both worked at the Clark County Hospital until retiring in 1971. They moved into their present rural Owen home in 1966. Both are in fair health and he enjoys gardening and fishing. Her hobbies are knitting, crotcheting and rug making.
The couple’s six living children are: Mrs. James (Margaret) Firnstahl, Colby, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Voge, Owen, Mrs. Harvey (Evelyn) Woodward, Merrill, Mrs. Albert (Ruby) Lueth, Dorchester, Mrs. Norman (Joanne) Johnson, Stanley, and John of Mosinee. Another son, Ralph, died in 1968.
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