BioA: Gutenberger, Elroy/Anna (Gold – 1974)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Gutenberger, Engel, Pitzenberger, Walsh, Schuster, Bender, Treutel

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 05 Sep 1974

Gutenberger, Elroy/Anna (Gold – 31 Aug 1974)

Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Gutenberger, Colby, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, August 31 with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Church in Colby at 1:30 p.m. A reception and family dinner followed the mas. Open house was held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Colby VFW Clubhouse.

Elroy Gutenberger was born on March 11, 1903 in School Hill, Wisconsin, and moved to Colby as a youngster with his parents, the late Albert and Freida Gutenberger. He received his education in Colby school and then worked for several years in Milwaukee prior to his marriage.

The former Anna Engel was brn on March 20, 1904 in Dorchester to the late Frank and Charlotte Engel. After receiving her education in Dorchester schools, she also worked in Milwaukee a number of years before her marriage.

The couple was married on October 27, 1924 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester by the late Father Paul Pitzenberger. After their marriage they farmed outside the city of Colby for 22 years, moving to the city of Colby in 1957. Gutenberger was employed as a kindergarten school bus driver for six years, and retired in 1971. Mrs. Gutenberger was employed as a cook for the Clby Public School for 11 years, before retiring in 1970.

Gutenberger still helps out on the farm, which was taken over by a son, Jim, and also enjoys card playing, bicycle riding, and antique automobiles as hobbies. Mrs. Gutenberger’s hobbies are gardening, card playing sewing and arts and crafts. Both enjoy good health.

Mr. and Mrs. Gutenberger have six children: Mrs. Armin (Rita) Walsh and Mrs. Gordon (Eldora) Schuster, both of Marshfield; Mrs. Melvin (Eileen) Bender of Mosinee; Ray, Tomahawk; Mrs. David (Sharon) Treutel and James, both of Colby. There ar e29 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.



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