BioA: Metcalf, Mr.
and Mrs. Leon (Golden - 1979)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Metcalf, Walters, Warnecke, Luebke, Longenecker, Wendt, Senneth, Kernan, Pierce, Mackey, Wirkuty, Anderson, Otruske, Jung, Miller, Stiemke, Hagen, Welk, Falcnar, Burger, Hubin, Conway, Morgan, Christine, Kurz, Lange, Schoengarth, Clark
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/12/1979
Metcalf, Mr. and Mrs. Leon (Golden – 1979)
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Metcalf, Rt. 3 Neillsville, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, June 2, at the United Church of Christ, Neillsville. The Rev. Gary Clark gave the invocation at the anniversary dinner. A dance followed at the American Legion Hall. The couple had a three-tier cake, decorated with white icing and trimmed with yellow roses. Norma wore an aqua blue dress while Leon wore a light brown suit. Both had gold and white flowers.
The Metcalf’s were married by the Rev. G.W. Longenecker in the Congregational Church parsonage, Neillsville. Two of their original attendants, Mildred (Walters) Warnecke and George Luebke, were present. Other attendants were Fern Metcalf and Alvin Wendt.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf were born and raised and educated in Clark County. Norma is working as a teacher’s aide in Loyal Schools. She enjoys flowers and crocheting. Leon plants and harvests the crops on the farm and hunts and fishes.
The couple have four children, Mrs. Vincent (Elaine) Senneth, Colgate; Mrs. James (Myrtle) Kernan, Sparta; Luvern, Villa Park, Ill., and Irving, Janesville. They also have 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Out-of-town guests included Mildred Warnecke, Mr./Mrs. Duane Warnecke, Chicago; George Luebke, Wauwatosa; Albert Pierce, Mr./Mrs. Harvey Pierce, Kelly Metcalf and Barry Mackey, of Chippewa Falls; Al and Alice Wirkuty, Waukesha; Donna Anderson, Janesville; Minnie Otruske, Wis. Rapids; Mr./Mrs. Daniel Jung and Brenda Miller, Slinger; Mr./Mrs. John Stiemke & son, Gary, Lanon; Chris and Kathy Kernan, Elmhurst, Ill.; Donald Hagen, Milwaukee; Kelly Welk, Westby; Vada and Earl Falcnar, Mary Burger and Sharon Hubin, Loyal; Mrs. Tom Conway, Burbank, Ill.; Dan and Mary Kernan, Mr./Mrs. Bradley Kernan, Michael Kernan and Chris Morgan, of Black River Falls; Mrs. Henry Christine and Carey Kurz, Spencer; Mr./Mrs, George Lange & children, Ladysmith; Merlin and Ruby Schoengarth, Merrillan; and Mr./Mrs. Russell Kernan, Jenny and Christina, Sparta. Many other neighbors and friends also attended the celebration.
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