BioM: Olson, Edith May #1 (1933)

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Surnames: Olson, Reil, Hoffmann, Behrens, Leizielt, Leibelt

----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH, September 14, 1933

Olson, Edith May (Marriage - 12 Sept. 1933)


A pretty autumn wedding was solemnized at the Zion Lutheran church Tuesday, September 12, Rev. O. Hoffmann reading the marriage ceremony, when Miss Edith May Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olson, became the bride of Mr. Bernard Reil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Reil. Miss Helen Behrens acted as bridesmaid and the groom was attended by Clifford Leizielt.

The bride was attired in a beautiful tan fur trimmed suit with brown accessories and her bouquet consisted of sweet peas, smap dragons and gladioli. The bridesmaid wore a navey blue fur trimmed suit with black accessories and her bouquet was the same as the bride's.

A wedding reception was held at the home of the bride's parents after which the newly weds left on a wedding trip to Chicago and southern Wisconsin. They will make their home on the groom's farm west of Colby.

WED 50 YEARS--Ben Reils

Mr. and Mrs. Ben (Edith) Reil of 1552 Brooks Lane, Oshkosh, formerly of the Abbotsford and Colby areas, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with open house for family and friends from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 11.

Ben Riel, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Reil of Abbotsford, and Edith Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olson, Colby, were married Sept. 12, 1933 in Zion Lutheran parsonage in Colby. Their only attendants were Helen Behrens and Clifford Leibelt.

Reil owned and operated Riel Electric for 30 years, retiring in 1973. Mrs. Reil worked for 25 years for American Excelsior Co. and at the Winnebago County Department of Social Services until her retirement in 1981.

They are active members of the EAgles and both are past presidents. The Reils enjoy traveling and spent winters near Harlingen, Texax. They have a son, Fritz Reil, Elkhart; six grandchildren and three great-gandchildren.



Mr. and Mrs. Ben Reil celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 12.

Ben Reil and Edith Olson were married in Colby on Sept. 12, 1933. They moved to Oshkosh in 1937. Mr. Reil worked at the Waite Carpet Co. until he started his own business in 1941. He retired in 1975. Mrs. Reil worked at the Excelsior Plant and Social Services, retiring in 1981.

They have one sone and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Reil; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

They were both avid bowlers and are past presidents of the Eagles Club. Mr. Reil also enjoyed fishing trips to Canada.

A family reunion was held in August at the home of the couple to celebrate th event. Relatives came from Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Alabama, Texas and Illinois. About 150 guests were present.

Dinner was served, and Mr. and Mrs. Reil were presented with flowers and two anniversay cakes.

The Reils spend part of the year in Harlingen, Texas, and the other part in their home on Lake Butte des Morts.

Pictured below is the Wedding Photo of Bernard and Edith (Olson) Reil, September 12, 1933. (Photo contributed by: Gerald Feldbruegge)



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