BioA: Voie, Mr./Mrs. Otto #2 (60th - 1974)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Voie, Syvertson, Dunn, Dyre, Stuber, Sympanski, Buck, Malery, Turner, Walker, Hoel, Olson, McFarland, Wegret, Grams, Myhrwold, LaMonica, Wenger
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/17/1974
Voie, Mr. and Mrs. Otto (60th – 22 October 1974)
More than 200 guests of family and friends gathered for a special program and service at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greenwood for Mr. and Mrs. Otto Voie Saturday afternoon.
The Rev. David Wenger was in charge of the program, which included congregational singing. Granddaughters, Mrs. Dick Olson of Glenwood City, and Ms. Dave McFarland of Greenwood, played a piano duet. Mrs. Ed Wegret of Fond du Lac sang two solos. She was accompanied on guitar by great-granddaughter, Roxie Grams of Mukwonago. Another great-granddaughter, Kim Walker of Fall Creek, played a piano solo. Mrs. Dick Olson gave an original poem.
A former pastor of Our Savior’s Church, The Rev. Arvid Myhrwold, and his wife, of Downsville sang a duet. He also sang a favorite hymn in Norwegian.
After the church service which followed the program, a reception was held in the church hall. Two grandsons, Duane Walker of Fall Creek, and Joseph LaMonica of Rolling Meadows, Il. Took care of the ushering duties.
The church had been decorated in white and yellow mums, which also were on the tables at the supper along with yellow candles.
Bot Otto Voie and the former Glenora Syvertson were born at Scandanavia; he on February 21, 1890, and she on October 17, 1895. Rev. C.S.B. Hoel in Zion Lutheran Church in Iola married them, on October 22, 1914.
Their “honeymoon” was taken by moving to Barron County, where they farmed for three years. Then thy moved back to the Scandanavia area, farming until 1930, when they came to the Greenwood area. In 1943, they moved into their present home at 107 Crocker, Greenwood.
Mrs. Voie had served on the school board art Scandanavia. Following an unusual trade for 60 years, Mr. Voie dehorned as many as 5,000 head of cattle in a year. He had to travel around, sometimes for days at a time.
Mrs. Voie has been active in church. She sang in choir for 30 years, and also taught Sunday school. Now she joins in the sewing days at church.
In addition to raising a family, she did wallpapering. For years she knit until her eyesight made it less enjoyable; but she des keep up her reading.
All of their children attended the celebration. They are: Emory Voie of Fond du Lac; Mrs. Harold (June) Dunn, Eau Claire; Mrs. Godfrey (Olive) Dyre, Greenwood; and Mrs. Charles (Vivian) Stuber, Mondovi.
Only one of 19 grandchildren, and one of 22 great-grandchildren were able to attend. They were Mrs. Donald Sympanski and daughter of Alaska.
Greetings from three former pastors were received.
Mrs. Voie’s sisters: Mrs. Selma Buck, and her daughter, Mrs. Arden Malery and daughter of Kennedy, Mn., and Mrs. Leon Turner and husband of Clintonville also attended. His brother was unable to attend.
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