BioA: Weis, Mr./Mrs. Donald (Silver – 1974)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Weis, Rushman, Mellenthin, Bauer, Gennett, Schemenauer, Hansen, Jelinek, Bohte, Beyerl

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Oct 1974

Weis, Mr./Mrs. Donald (Silver – Oct 1974)

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Weis of Unity celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Saturday evening, October 12, 1974 at the Sword, Colby. An anniversary mass was celebrated at 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby. Father Frank Rushman officiated.

Immediately following mass, Mr. and Mrs. Weiss repeated their marriage bows of 25 years ago at the altar with their original wedding attendants as witnesses, sister and brother of the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Weis of Green Bay. Following mass a reception and dance were held at the Sword, with music by the Green Valley Dutchmen of Marshfield. A mock wedding was acted out by their daughters, son-in-laws and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Weis wore a corsage of red roses with white mums, and her husband a red rose boutonniere presented by their children and two grandchildren.

A large anniversary cake was baked and decorated by a sister of Weis, Mrs. Wilbur Mellenthin, and presented as an anniversary gift. The girls of Unity United Neighbors 4-H Club each made a cake for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Weis are leaders of the club.

The original wedding attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Weis, Green May, Mr. and Mrs. George Bauer Jr., Unity, Mrs. Wilbur Mellenthin, Unity, Robert Endres, Spencer, Roger Gennett, Spencer and Mrs. Elmer Schemenauer, Cedarburg. Mrs. Charles Hansen was absent.

At 12 o’clock Mrs. Weis appeared in her original wedding dress, veil and shoes of 25 years ago, as the band played “Here Comes the Bride.”

Present for the occasion were the couple’s seven children: Mrs. Mike (Bonnie) Jelinek, Mrs. John (Bev0 Bohte and Linda Weis, all of Wausau, Mrs. Thomas (Diane) Beyerl, Marathon, and Cind, Jeff and Ricky, at home. A large money tree was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Weis from their children, and a silver cross studded with rhinestones.

Mr. and Mrs. Weis presented each of their children and sons-in-lw, bridal attendants and parents with a corsage and boutonniere.

Guests were from Green Bay, Spencer, Cedarburg, Loyal, Marathon, Wausau, Rib Lake, Medford, Colby and Marshfield. Man beautiful gifts and money were presented to the honored couple. A lunch was served to complete the evening.



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