BioA: Cole, Mr./Mrs. Arthur (Silver – 1969)
Surnames: Cole, Schade, Maeder, Schultz, Loucks, Rachu, Broeske, Buss, Jensen, Fischer, Grieser, Haskel
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Apr 1969
Cole, Mr./Mrs. Arthur (Silver – 12 APR 1969)
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cole received over 200 guests at their anniversary celebration held Saturday evening, April 12, 1969, at Cherokee Hall.
Fred Maeder and Herman Schade, Colby, provided music for the evening, and corsages were presented to the honored couple, all their wedding attendants, and six of the couple eight children who were present, Mrs. Cole's mother, Mrs. George Schultz, and Mr. Cole's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Cole of Stratford.
Refreshments and lunch were served later in the evening, with the traditional three-tiered wedding cake as the centerpiece. Mrs. Llewellyn Loucks baked and decorated the cake with appropriate silver emblems and leaves. Rhonda Rachu presented her parents with a cake baked in the shape of the numbers two and five.
The many gifts received by the couple were opened and displayed.
Arthur Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Cole, Milan, now of Stratford, and Myrtle Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Schultz, Abbotsford, and the late George Schultz, were married by the Justice of the Peace at Medford on April 12, 1944.
Attending the couple were Carmen Schultz, sister of the bride (Mrs. Clyde Broeske), Dorchester, and James Buss, Abbotsford. Bridesmaids were Beulah Jensen (Mrs. Melvin Fischer), Dorchester, cousin of the bride, and Alvina Cole (Mrs. Marvin Grieser), Mosinee, sister of the groom. Groomsmen were Raymond Haskel, Milan, and Wallace Schultz, brother of the bride.
After their marriage the couple spent two years farming near Stratford, then moved to Abbotsford, where they lived for ten years. From there they moved to their present home, a mile and a half east of Colby.
Mr. Cole was employed at Johnson Silo and Lumber Company for a number of years, and has since worked as a truck driver for Packaging Corporation of America at Colby for the past 16 years.
They are parents of eight children, who are Richard of Colby, Rhonda (Mrs. William Rachu), Colby, Kenneth, serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Terry, serving with the U.S. Army in Korea, Sharon, Glen, Jackie and Barbara, all at home.
They also have three grandchildren.
All the children were present for the silver anniversary celebration except Kenneth and Terry.
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