BioA: Smith, Mr./Mrs. Harry (Gold – 1974)


Surnames: Smith, Kaiser, Shuk, Okerglicki, Komarek, Forster, Catt, Neises, Kitzerow, Heffley

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Jul 1974

Smith, Mr./Mrs. Harry (Gold – 26 Jun 1974)

A special anniversary mass in Holy Family Catholic Church, Stanley, was offered up by Father Kaiser at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 1974 to begin the celebration of the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith, where the couple renewed their marriage vows. A grandson, Brian Shuk, served mass, and the offertory was carried by two granddaughters, Janet Smith and Barbara Shuk. The mixed choir, accompanied by Jan Okerglicki at the organ, sang appropriate songs for the occasion.

Following services a dinner for the immediate family was held at the American Legion Hall in Thorp at 12:00 p.m., and Open House from 2 to 5 p.m.

Kevin Shuk, the youngest grandchild, presented his grandparents with a yellow rose corsage and a yellow rose boutonniere. Granddaughters, Janet Smith, Cynthia Komarek, Joyce Smith, Dawn Forster, and Gloria Smith took charge of the guest book, cutting of the anniversary cake and punch bowl.

The former Marion Catt and Harry Smith were married by Father Neises on June 26, 1924 in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thorp. Their entire married life has been spent in the Thorp and Stanley area.

They are the parents of four sons, Harold, St. Paul; Edward, Thorp; David, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Rober, who passed away in November 1971; four daughters, Marian Shuk, Stanley; Harriet Kitzerow, Minneapolis; Ruth Komarek, Bartlett, Ill., and Carolyn Heffley, Chicago. David was unable to attend the celebration.

Besies their eight children, they have thirty-four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Guests from out of this area came from Grand Rapids, Mich., Chicago and Bartlett, Ill., Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, Cudahy, Green Bay, Woodruff, Tomahawk, Wausau, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Eau Claire, Durand, Eau Galle, Minocqua and Marshfield.



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