BioA: Kuester, Mr. and Mrs. William (Golden - 1964)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Kuester, Goeke. Saewert, Luther, Busch, Dill, Fravert, Strode, Kanter, Hackman, Stockmeier, Marx, Wiersig, Ebert, DeMert, Offord, Boe, Catlin, Schweiger, Schoettler


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 14, 1964


Kuester, Mr. and Mrs. William (Golden - 7 May 1964)


Mr. and Mrs. William Kuester celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week.


The honored couple was married in Greenwood, May 7, 1914, by the Rev. Otto Saewert, pastor of Immanuel Reformed Church, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Goeke.


William Christie Kuester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Kuester, was born in Greenwood December 15, 1892.  He received his education in the Town of Warner School.


Mrs. Kuester, the former Emma Wilheminna Goeke, was born August 5, 1896, in Newton, and received her education there.  At the age of 13 years she came to Greenwood with her parents.


After their marriage the Kuester’s farmed west of Greenwood until 1939, when they built the Parkway club, a mile north of Greenwood, which they operated until 1959. Then they retired and moved to this city.


They have four children: Lawrence of St. Louis, Mo.; Leon Kuester and Miss Loretta Kuester of Greenwood; and Mrs. Douglas (Eldora) Luther of Junction City. They also have four grandchildren, Sandra and James Luther, and Patricia and Mary Lou Kuester.


Mr. and Mrs. Kuester are both in good health. His hobbies are fishing and hunting, and his wife enjoys sewing and bowling.


The anniversary festivities began when members of the family attended the Sunday morning worship services held in Zion United Church.  After the services the honorees and their family attended a dinner at the Parkway club.  Mrs. Kuester wore a corsage of orchids and a similar corsage was worn by her sister, Mrs. Alma Busch, who was an attendant 50 years ago. The other attendant was the late Fred Busch.


Dinner guests, each wearing a carnation with a gold leaf, were the Kuester’s children and grandchildren; Mr. Kuester’s sister, sister-in-law and brother, Mrs. Lydia Dill, and Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Kuester; and Mrs. Kuester’s sister and brother, Mrs. Alm Busch and William Goeke, all of Greenwood, and Albert Fravert, a brother-in-law.


Other relatives from away attending an open house held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Kuester home were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Strode of Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kanter of Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Goeke, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hackman, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Hackman and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stockmeier, all of Newton; Mr. and Mrs. John Marx of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiersig of Colby; Mrs.  Alvina Kuester and Mrs. Norma Ebert of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar DeMert of Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Arles Offord of Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Jerrold Kuester of Eau Claire; and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Boe of Spencer.


Among the friends from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Luther of Heafford Junction; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Catlin, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schweiger and Ernest Schoettler of Loyal.  Other relatives and friends from the surrounding area also paid their respects.



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