Mr./Mrs. John (Golden - 1961)
Surnames: VOELKER SCHMIDT LUEPKE HUBER DIETHMAN OLSON FIEBER NEUGENT CRAMER ZETTLER SCHULZE SCHEER HALLADAY KORNTVED GIBBS SCHWEKE ZETTL SEITZ GARDEBRECHT
----Sources: Marshfield News Hearld, (Marshfield, Wood Co. Wis.) 1961
Voelker, Mr./Mrs. John (Golden - 29 Mar. 1961)
Sixty-seven guests were served a 5 o’clock anniversary dinner Saturday evening at St. John’s Lutheran Church parlors, north of Spencer, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Voelker, Spencer, who were celebrating their golden wedding. Following the dinner an 8 o’clock reception was held at the Spencer Municipal Hall.
The Voelkers, who wore white and gold carnation corsage and boutonniere, were married March 29, 1911, in St. John’s Lutheran Church, North Spencer, by the Rev. Karl Schmidt.
Mr. Voelker was born Aug. 24, 1888, in the town of Unity, Clark County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Voelker. He attended Willow Brook School on route 1, Spencer, and resided on his father’s farm before his marriage.
His wife, the former Dora Luepke, was born Aug. 26, 1889, in the town of Unity, Clark County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Luepke. She received her schooling the same place her husband did.
After their marriage they lived for two years in March Rapids, then moved to his father’s farm, residing there for 32 years. The next six years were spent in Marshfield. In 1950 the Voelkers retired, and since then made Spencer their home.
Mr. Voelker was deacon of his church for 18 years, and was secretary of the Ed Huber cheese factory, also for 18 years. His health is good and has fishing for a hobby.
Also enjoying good health is his wife, who enjoys crocheting and quilting. She also is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and has been a member of its Ladies Aid Society for 30 years.
The Voelkers are the parents of a son, Maynard Voelker, Milwaukee, and four daughters, Miss Lorraine Voelker, at home; Mrs. Vern (Lillian) Diethman, Spencer; and Mrs. Bartlett (Vila) Olson and Mrs. Bruce (Sylvia) Fieber, both of Milwaukee. Two children are dead. Alviera, who died in 1917, and Lester, whose death occurred in 1925.
There are 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
All the original attendants at the 1911 wedding were here for Saturday’s celebration. They include Fred Luepke, Abbotsford, brother of Mrs. Voelker; Mrs. Adele Neugent, sister of Mr. Voelker, who came from California; Charles Voelker, Weyauwega, brother of Mr. Voelker; and Mrs. Ella Cramer, sister of Mrs. Voelker.
Other out-of-town guests at the event were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zettler, Nekoosa; Mrs. Lydia Schulze and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Scheer, all of Cedarburg; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Voelker, Weyauwega; Mr. and Mrs. George Halladay, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Korntved and Mrs. Esther Olson, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Russ Gibbs and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Schweke, Marshfield; and Mr. and Mrs. John Zettl, Mrs. Helen Seitz, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Diethman and family; Kenneth Diethman and Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Gardebrecht and family, all of Milwaukee.
VOELKER SCHMIDT LUEPKE HUBER DIETHMAN OLSON FIEBER NEUGENT CRAMER ZETTLER SCHULZE SCHEER HALLADAY KORNTVED GIBBS SCHWEKE ZETTL SEITZ GARDEBRECHT
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