BioA: Trachte, Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Golden - 1981)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Trachte, Krause, Stevens

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/09/1981

Trachte, Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Golden – 18 March 1981)

Walter and Lorraine Trachte of Neillsville were feted at a 50th wedding anniversary celebration held recently at the Town of Washburn Hall.

The couple, married on March 18, 1931, began the day with special services at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pittsville, officiated at by Rev. E. Keller. Later approximately 150 people attended an open house at the town hall, which was decorated with a wall hanging portraying the family tree. The tree was prepared by Arlene Abrahamson of Fairchild and other decorations were provided by Mr. and Mrs. Byron Trachte of Prattville, Alabama, who are the Trachte couple’s son and daughter-in-law. The couple sported red roses for the event.

St, John’s Church was the site of their 1931 wedding, which was conducted by the Rev. E. J. Schmidt.

Walter O. Trachte was born February 14, 1908, near Arpin to William and Martha (Lindekugel) Trachte. He received his education in the Dairy Belt School near Arpin. He later farmed in the Arpin and Marshfield areas.

Mrs. Trachte, nee Lorraine David, was born at rural Marshfield to Joe and Theresa David. She received her education at the rural Marshfield Oak Leaf School and then worked in Chicago for a year. She was employed by Neillsville Memorial Hospital for about 20 years, retiring in 1975.

The couple made their home at rural Marshfield for five years, rural Arpin for a year, rural Granton for four years and rural Neillsville for 40 years.

Both Walter and Lorraine are in good health. He enjoys fishing and reading while she enjoys knitting, crocheting and reading. Both are active members of Zion Lutheran Church of Granton.

Children of the couple include Byron, Prattville, Alabama; Arnold, Belleville; Mrs. Lyle (Arlene) Abrahamson, Fairchild; and Mrs. Romaine (Bernice) Boyer and Mrs. Wayne (Karen) Kurth, both of Neillsville. They also have thirteen grandchildren.

Attending the festivities were Mrs. Dan Brandt (Nora Trachte), a sister of Lorraine from Wis. Rapids, and Mrs. Evelyn Bruno (Evelyn David), a niece of the couple. Both were in the original wedding party.



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