BioA: Smitke, Mr. & Mrs. Frank (Gold - 1958)


Surnames: Smitke, Dodmead, Bryan, Matousek, Hoffman, Kaas, Haas


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  08/14/1958


Smitke, Mr. & Mrs. Frank (Gold - 2 AUG 1958)


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smitke of Thorp (Clark Co.), Wis., observed their golden wedding Aug. 2, 1958.  They, with their family and friends, attended mass at 9:00 o’clock at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Hoffman offering mass.  Anna Haas and Frank Smitke were married at St. Bernard’s Church Aug. 2nd, 1908 by Father Arentz.  Mrs. Alfred Kaas and George Haas, sister and brother of the bride, who attended the couple, were also present for the occasion on Saturday.


Mrs. Smitke wore a green and gold Dacron dress with a rose corsage.  Mr. Smitke wore a blue suit and a white rose boutonniere.  Mr. and Mrs. Smitke are in good health and are still farming north of Thorp.


The honored couple have four children, Mrs. Elmer (Regina) Dodmead, twins, Mrs. John (Cecelia) Bryan, Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Matousek of Neillsville and one son, Frederick of Thorp, fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


A delicious turkey dinner and all the trimmings were served by the American Legion Auxiliary to 77 guests, a beautiful tier decorated cake made by their daughter, Mrs. Frank Matousek.  The tables were beautifully decorated with a centerpiece of Rainbow of Fortune with $50 at each end of the rainbow and 2 large bouquets of gold roses and large cake, also bouquets of cut flowers.


A reception from 2:00 to 5:00 was held in the afternoon, 200 attending the dance in the evening.


The attending out of town relatives and friends were: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dodmead and daughter Lorna Mae, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matousek and son Larry, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Matousek and sons, Mr. and Mrs. John Bryan and family, Mrs. Don Champoux and Cheryl of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Smitke and family, Miss Kate Smitke, Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Miller, Duluth, Miss Amelia Haas, Mrs. Elizabeth Leiby, Menasha, Mr. and Mrs. John Hanamann and family, Appleton, Byron Boie, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matousek, Jr., Miss Beverly Ann Matousek, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Seliger, Miss Betty Lou Mack, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winter and daughter, Milwaukee, Miss Jennie Blackwell, Kenneth Dodmead, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Schultz and family, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Szaflarski and family, Villa Park, Ill., Mrs. Lena Smitke and Alfred, Rice Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hain, Watertown, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weber, Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Willis, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Weber and family, Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Butterfield and family, Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Art Hanson, Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fultz and Edwin, Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hain and Shirley, Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Halub, Alma Center, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Haas, Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Fraebels, Wauwatosa, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Haas and family, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Haas, Cadott, James Haas, Washington, D.C., Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson, Mrs. Bertha Strovers, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Liazuk and family, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Timlin, Mr. and Mrs. Melbourne Haas and family of Stanley and Pondri Smitke, Marshfield.



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