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Richard La Brosse
Mrs. Nettie Gilke, 88, a
former resident of the Town
of Maple Valley, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter Mrs. F.C.
in Minneapolis. The body will be at the Soulek funeral home
where friends may call from 2 pm Thursday. The last rites
held at the funeral home at 2 pm Friday with the Rev. Albert Worl
Burial will be in the Hickory Cemetery. Besides Mrs. Pfunder,
is survived by three other daughters. They are Mrs. Lucilee
Minneapolis, and Mrs. Eva Anderson and Henrietta Gilke, both of
Further survivors include a son Roy, Savannah, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Rose
Briggs; 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Joseph C. Kuehl, Sr.,
was born November 14, 1879 at
Kewaunee, Wis. The son of Joachim C. and Dora
Kuehl. He attended
school there and learned the cabinet making trade from his
In 1899, at the age of 20 years he went to Chicago, Ill., where he
2 years as a carpenter and millright for the Illinois Steel
From Illinois he went to Indiana Harbor, Indiana where he helped build
the Inland Steel Co. Joe worked there about 6
years. Then he
took a vacation from November 1907 to April 1908. Joe came to
on April 15, 1908. He bought the furniture and undertaking
from John Wranosky. In those days he went on all calls with a
and buggy or in the winter with a horse and cutter. All
was delivered by horse and wagon. The old time hearse was
Otto Heimke was always Joe’s faithful helper and still lends
hand to his son when he needs it. There was also a work shop
to the furniture store where Joe repaired furniture and did picture
In 1920 the furniture store was remodeled and enlarged from a 13 by 60
ft. to a 50 by 60 ft. building. In 1925 the first auto
was bought. On October 1, 1908 Joe was married to Hulda
they raised 6 children, Mrs. George (Ethel) Hidde, Gillett; Frank,
Mrs. Helen Valentine who passed away in 1942; Mrs. Jeanette Olson,
Wis.; Mrs. Grace Landin and Joseph, Jr., of Sheboygan, Wis.
he sold the business to his son Frank, and Joe retired. He
his time fishing and hunting and in his workshop in the basement of his
home making and repairing things. Joe was always interested
affairs and served on the Village Board for 8 years from 1909 to
He also was Health Officer. In 1914 he managed the Gillett
team. The team started with $ 150 in the red, bought new
during the year and finished the season with money in the
club played 28 games that season winning 24 of them. Many of
games were against crack teams and some went 14 innings or
Mrs. Kuehl, has been a faithful helpmate of Joe’s.
She, like Joe,
has always been active in Gillett community affairs and both with
of other old timers helped to lay the foundation which has made Gillett
the substantial and progressive community that it is today.
in the subdistrict contest
at De Pere on Tuesday, Ethelyne Bahcall again won first place in the
declamation division. Ten contestants from schools in this
all winners in their respective leagues took part in the
Ethelyne had previously won first place in the league contest at
She will now compete in the district contest at Menasha. The
of that contest going to the state contest at Madison.
Gauthier of Oconto Falls will teach
science in the South Shore High School in Port Wing this
has a B.A. degree from ST. Norbert’s college in DePere, a
Bachelor of Science
degree from Colorado A. and M. and is now working on his
in Education at the Wisconsin State College in Superior. He
teach physics, chemistry, health and general science.
Oconto Falls—A really
splendid play “The Late Christopher
Bean” was presented at the high school on Wednesday and
thrusday of this
week by the faculty. Proceeds of the play will be used to add
the properties of the high school dramatic club. Exceedingly
parts were carred by the splendidly cast Dr. Haggett (C.E. Wright) and
the maid, Abbie (Joyce Bergseng). However they performed
and in the face of their heavy school work, one wonders where they
time to learn the lines and cues so important to a good play.
Wright and Miss Bergseng gave superb performances the former reminding
one of the “country doctor” with his Will Rogerish
The girls of the Haggett family were excellently portrayed by Ann
as Ada and Thelma Sanden as Susan, while their ambitious mother was
other than the pleasant commercial teacher, Dorothy McKeever.
courtship with Warren Creamer (otherwise known as Gordon Schuler)
the audience especially the school group. Romantic spots,
hard for an amateur cast, were presented with professional al
Robert Johnson, a newcomer to the faculty, gave a good performance as
of the villains. In the search for art treasures, one saw
H. Richter as the German art collecor and his impersonation delighted
audience. Frank McClone as the true artist and true friend of
Late Christopher Bean was well cast for the part of the Englishman, and
his kindness to Abby brought the play to a surpriseing climax as she
herself as the widow of the dead artist. We congratulate the
and the coach, Miss Margaret Hecht, on this splendid
We regret that economic conditions of this time prevented so many from
seeing this really good play.
Oconto Falls—John P.
Anderson, agriculture instructor
in the high school here since 1926, has resigned his position to become
director of the Oconto county branch of the Rural Resettlement
Anderson started in the Smith-Hughes agricultural department here after
a year’s experience in the work in Ithaca, Wis. His
course was instrumental
in building up a large enrollment of tuition students and in his nine
at the school he has built up one of the finest departments of the kind
in the state. He was awarded a gold charm by the Wisconsin
Vocational association at the conference last summer in recognition of
his 10 years of service. His headquarters will be in Oconto,
he will maintain his residence here. Despite his new work, he
continue as head of the Corn-Hog program in the county.
Nathalie Peterson is carrying one
of the juvenile leads in the fourth annual Thespian Dramatic club play,
“Growing Pains,” which will be presented at the
high school auditorium
tonight and Tuesday evening. Miss Peterson is a senior and
prominent in dramatic activities. She was a member of the
the play which won the state dramatic championship last year.
play is under the direction of K.J. Kjer.
Oconto Falls—There has
been a lot of activity at the
high school lately, and the cause of it, as we recently discovered is
Pains.” While these pains are always evident in a
group of students,
these particular ones are being staged for the benefit of the
“Growing Pains” by Aurania Rouverol is a 3-act
comedy of adolescence and
will be presented at the H.S. auditorium Monday and Tuesday
Be sure to see this play, it will probably help you to understand your
growing boys and girls. Cast of Characters: George
Bruce Dobbertin; Terry McIntyre, Nathalie Peterson; Mrs. McIntyre,
Bahcall; Professor McIntyre, Walter Schultheiss; Sophie, Elizabeth
Mrs. Patterson, Betty Gerhard; Elsie Patterson, Fern Benninghaus;
Officer, Curtiss Caldwell; Dutch, Dean Barnlund; Brian, Howard Lehner;
Omar, Jack Ellis; Hal, Bill Thielke; Pete, Robert Lemirande; Prudence,
Anita Saunders; Patty, Joyce Wright; Jane, Phyllis Peterson; Miriam,
McAllister; Vivian, Sylvia Renier. The scene of the play is
in the living room of the McIntyre residence in a university town in
Oconto Falls—The only
honorary member of the common
council in the history of our city was unable to attend Monday
session. Harold Bahcall, who by his interest in city affairs
his constant attendance at meetings of the council, has been elevated
this position. Harold, or Hal as he is better known, is now
the University at Madison and consequently his studies and affairs of
at the capitol prevent his presence here. We are sure the
appreciate Hal’s interest.
Tuesday, October 8th, the training
class observed Miss Brandon’s first grade reading class in
building. They found what they learned about the pre-priner
being put into practice very nicely by Miss Brandon. Misses
Erdman, Edith Suppanz and Blanche Carriveau planned the following
Day program for Friday October 11: Song-
Peterson. Life of Columbus, Blanche Carriveau. Poem, Columbus, Gertrude
with the graduates of the Marquette
Dental College of Milwaukee this year is a name of great interest to
Falls. Alton K. Fisher, son of Mrs. Edith Fisher of this
only received his D.D.S. degree but was one of the five highest of the
class of forty. This high scholastic achievement elected him
national honorary fraternity known as the Omereron Kappa
He was presented with a gold key which he is privileged to wear all his
live. Dr. Fisher has accepted an internship at the Milwaukee
Hospital beginning July 1. This will continue a year and will
him a wonderful training. At the end of this period he will
well qualified for the practice of dentistry. However Dr.
plans to open his private office in September and will begin building
private practice. Congratulations, Dr. Alton, we are sure
in Oconto Falls and Oconto County are rejoicing with you. It
realized that these achievements are earned by your own efforts and
May the success you so richly deserve come to you without blemish.
Oconto Falls—Allen T.
Walker who has been a member
of the public school faculty for the past several years has gone to
where he received a fine teaching position. Mr.
Walker’s post on
the local faculty has been filled by Robert R. J. Johnson of Cedarburg,
a graduate of the Milwaukee State Teachers College.
Nathalie Peterson entertained the
Nimble Fingers Circle at the regular meeting and in honor of Miss Ethel
McDougal who is leaving for Milwaukee Thursday. Sewing was
of the evening, and the hostess served a delicious luncheon.
Oconto Falls—An example
of faithful attendance at
all church school affairs has been given by William R. Temple, who has
not missed a Sunday school session in seven years. Mr.
lives about a mile from the church, has walked many of those Sundays
blizzards and deep snow. In later years, he has had a car,
frequently it has snowed during the night and there was no time to dig
the driveway clear, so the faithful Sunday school secretary walked.
Oconto Falls—Elder A.
Moede, superintendent of schools
here for the past 20 and one half years, was honored at a retirement
in the high school gymnasium last week. Moede is retiring
years as an educator. Former faculty members and those who
on the school board during Moede’s tenure, were among the 250
attended. The stage setting was a one-room school at Eland
Moede taught early in his career. Mayor Herbert Bramschreiber
Herbert Braun, president of the school board commended Moede for his
in the development of education in the Oconto Falls area. A
of Moede, “Portrait of an Educator” was read by
Mrs. E.J. Shellman.
The speaker was H.C. Weinlick of the Wisconsin Education Association of
Madison. Moede’s 43-year career as a teacher and
after a fifth year of study at Shawano during which he took teacher
courses. His first assignment was at a rural school near
After two years, he began two years of study at what then was known as
Oshkosh Normal School. His teaching profession was renewed
post at Eland in Shawano County. Moede recalls that he taught
the upper department and was building principal in what was called
Class State Graded School. He continued to attend night
summer school, and Saturday courses. He also took
courses, all in the effort to earn a bachelor degree from Stevens Point
State University. In all, he attended 11 consecutive summer
the first seven at Stevens Point and the remainder at the Madison
of University of Wisconsin. Moede became English teacher at
It was then that he became interested in administrative work and began
studying for a master degree. His first assignment as an
was as principal at Bowler. Next he served in the same
Sevastopol. Those were the World War 11 years when manpower
Moede also coached basketball and baseball. He came to Oconto
in 1949 as principal. There were 354 high school students and
in the elementary grades. Today, the Falls district has grown
include 1799 pupils. There are 560 enrolled at the new high
Moede’s present professional staff numbers 71. He
became the superintendent
in 1953. Fire destroyed a major portion of the building in
Although an L-shaped wing was added after the fire, it also marked the
start of eventual plans for a new high school. Growing
and the need to expand school services resulted in construction of the
new high school, dedicated last month.
Oconto Falls—A large
crowd attended the potluck supper
tendered the Rev. Raymond L. Greene and family at the Methodist Church
on Wednesday evening. Following the supper,
“Parson” led in the group
singing, with Mrs. E.W. Behling at the piano. Bob Shellman
a trombone solo and Miss Elaine Sinrud sang two vocal
Miss Sinrud and Rev. Greene rendered a vocal duet; Mrs. Beholing played
all the accompaniments. Mrs. Green gave a reading,
“The Mustard Plaster.”
All members were greatly enjoyed. Mrs. Ralph Elver, president
the Woman’s Society of Christian Service, presented the
pastor, who leaves
March 1st for service in the Army, with an individual
The five circles also presented him with a gift of money.
R.M. Putnam, Edw. Kane, E.A. Seelman and James Volk made a fine Khaki
and mittens which was given to him at this time. Very well
remarks which came from a heart full of appreciation for his people
expressed by the guest of honor. Mrs. Greene and sons will
here, having taken residence in the Hugo Boldt home on Franklin Street,
so Oconto Falls is home to them.
Oconto Falls—The R.G.
Baughn family and the M. R.
Fisher family are moving to Oakland, California. Mr. R.G.
Morris Baughn and Mr. Fisher are driving through, while Mary Baughn
the two girls and Mrs. Baughn took the steamer “Emma
Alexandra” down the
coast Saturday evening.
Gerhard, a senior at the Agriculture
Education branch of the University of Idaho, instructed the agriculture
classes during the past two weeks at Twin Falls, Idaho. He
several subjects to the different classes, which included; freshmen,
of swine and sanitation; sophomores, poultry rations and soils; juniors
and seniors, electrical work on the farm, forge work and saw
Mr. Gerhard, who is entering the field of vocation education, returned
to Moscow November 17. Lee is the son of Mrs. Ed. Gerhard, of
city. He is a 1944 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
Oconto Falls—Miss Ann
Westman, Homemaking instructor
and Mr. Orrin Berge, agricultural instructor, attended a conference for
over 80 rural homemaking and 140 agricultural teachers in the state at
Madison. Wisconsin from June 14 to June 17. The conference
of talks, group meetings, and group conferences. It was
as well as interesting. At a joint session, Mr. Hambrecht,
of Vocation education and our state superintendent of schools, Mr. John
Oconto Falls—Dr. Aubrey
B. Larsen, son of Mr. and
Mrs. H.T. Larsen, Oconto Falls, has been home for a week’s
his parents here. Dr. Larsen is employed by the Federal
Animal Industry and is now in charge of the state veterinary laboratory
at Atlanta, Ga. He is a graduate of Oconto Falls high school,
teachers training department here and from Michigan State College, with
a degree as doctor of veterinary medicine and was one of four students
out of the class of 58 to receive an honor diploma.
colorful social function of the
spring term at the University of Wisconsin was the 1939 Military Ball,
March 31, to which Betty M. Gerhard of this city, was escorted by
H. Jacobson, of Milwaukee. Miss Gerhard is a junior in the
of education, while her escort was graduated from the school of
last year. Betty is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Gerhard
Oconto Falls—Mr. and
Mrs. Earl S. Kjer, who have both
been very prominent in the city schools for a number of years, leaves
for Eue Claire, where mar. Kjer has accepted a position in the speech
He will have charge of public speaking. Mr. Kjer first came
Falls in 1927 after several years experience as principal of state
school in Door and Waupaca counties. Except for a brief
when he was in business, mar. Kjer has been connected with the local
He has been very active in sponsoring speech tournament work.
Kjer has also been active in educational work, having been economics
and dean of girls for some time. She has also directed the
Glee club and the Boys’ Quartet and has produced several
cantatas and operettas.
Mr. and Mrs. Kjer were married in July, 1936.
Oconto Falls—The Most
Reverend, Bishop John J. Grellinger
of Oconto will conduct services at St. Anthony’s Catholic
church on Thursday
evening at seven thirty when the Rev. Joseph A. Labno will be
installed as pastor of the Oconto Falls parish. The Bishop
assisted by the Revs. Jerome Watry, A.J. Schneider and B.B. Bellanger
Oconto, Leo Przybylski of Spruce, Mathias Alt of Suring, Richard Keller
of Gillett, E.J. Lamal, O. Praem, Central Catholic High School of Green
Bay, Abner Lacque of Coleman, Anthony Betley of Suamico, Thadeus
of Sobieski, Edwin Ocwieja, and Jerome Fabianski of Wabeno, Michael
of Pine Grove, Harry Schueller of Isaar, John Monarsky of Stiles and
Krembs of Waupaca. A supper will be served to the clergy and
at the parish hall at five thirty. The services will be as
“Ecce Sacerdos” as the Processional March, The
Canonical Installation by
Bishop Grellinger, sermon by the Bishop, Hymn to the Blessed Virgin,
of the Blessed Sacrament. The hymn “Holy God, We
Praise Thy Name”
as the recessional march. All vocal number will be sung by
of St. Anthon’s senior choir under the direction of Mrs.
Harry Rusch, organist.
The Rev. Fr. Labno was recently appointed to the Oconto Falls parish,
has been getting acquainted here and making a fine impression on the
in this community.
Oconto Falls—Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Gauthier, Oconto Falls,
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. They have
son, Edward, who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jacob’s Lutheran church was filled
to capacity to attend the lst farewell message of the Rev. Lorenz
on Sunday morning. The departure of Rev. Schultheiss from
Falls is causing much sadness as was shown by the tears and sorrow in
at the service. Nine years of friendly Christian ministry as
by this kindly, sincere man have sown the seed for many true
that will not be broken, thought distances and partings be
In his last message to his people, Rev. Schultheiss admonished them to
be faithful in spite of obstacles or barriers. He used as his
a quotation by the Apostle Paul in his Epistle to the Romans
in Hope; Patient in Tribulation, Continuing Instant in
message was one of faith and hope and was very inspirational.
Schultheiss was presented with a farewell gift by a large number of the
city’s business and professional men and women on
Monday. The presentation
of these tokens of high esteem was made by Harry Bauman and E.J.
On Monday evening at seven o’clock, Rev. Schultheiss
performed the ceremony,
which united in marriage, mar. Huber Zarling of Gillett and Miss Alice
Wagner of Spruce. Just prior to the family’s
departure on Wednesday
forenoon, the pastor married Miss Bertha Wetzel of Gillett and Mr. Oris
H. Mork of Antigo. Both were church weddings. The
of the entire community of which Rev. and Mrs. Schultheiss, Anna Marie,
Esther and Walther have been a part of for more than nine years will
them to the new parish at Random Lake. Their leaving will
large vacancy in our church and civic life, but we wish them Godspeed
hope for many “Auf Weder Zehns.”
Oconto Falls—Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Magnin spent the
week at Marshfield with their grandsons, George, David and Daniel,
their parents, Dr. and Mrs. George Magnin attended a session of the
College of Physicians in San Francisco, California. Dr.
a Physician Fellow at this time.
opening day for the Oconto County
State Bank will be next Monday, May 21. Edd Speaker will be
and his assistants will be Chas. Morrisey and Ila Foster. The
station at Lena will be managed by Earl Dionne and the Abrams station
Falls—Dr. and Mrs. R.J. Goggins and Mrs. Irving
Vincent attended the funeral of the doctor’s sister, Mrs.
in Milwaukee Monday. Mrs. Kersten was well known in Oconto
and sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved.
Falls—Edwin Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Gibson, who has been studying modern and interpretative dancing, is
this week in the Graff Ballet at the Goodman Memorial Theater,
Mr. Gibson is a graduate of the Oconto Falls high school and was
in the 37th annual production of the Haresfoot club at the University
Wisconsin in 1935 when he was a junior. He also appeared with
club in 1934.
Falls—Carroll College, Waukesha, has changed
the old custom of a Prom King and this year inaugurates a new method of
placing the promenade plans and their fulfillment in the hands of two
Oconto Falls is happy to learn that her own male representative at the
Waukesha College, James Plier has been chosen by his classmates to fill
one of these important posts of all collegiate life. James,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Plier, has been social chairman of his
Beta Pi Epsilon, during his three years of college life, and is active
in intramural sports. During his high school career here he
of the football team with James Lane.
Agnes Elver, Oconto Falls, and Mrs. Clara
DonLevy and Gus Wohik of Oconto were reelected directors of the Oconto
County Historical Society Tuesday night when the group held its annual
meeting at the home of Mrs. William Flynn here. The society
plans for a May opening of its museum here for the benefit of school
from throughout the county. Also discussed were plans for a
observance of the 100th anniversary of the first Oconto board meeting
July. Mrs. Ethelyn Beorgeon is chairman of the committee to
the event. Miss Kathryn Herald told the 40 members who were
of her interesting trip to France, Switzerland and Italy last year as a
program feature. Mrs. Minerva Reynolds gave a brief history
old Lincoln school which for the past 45 years has been St. Joseph
hall. The building was recently torn down after nearly a half
of use after it was condemned for use as a school and sold to the St.
parish in 1907. Refreshments were served by Mrs. DonLevy and
Falls—Miss Ann Westman attended the 10th annual
summer conference for homemaking instructors in rural vocational
at Madison on June 10 to 14.
county—Gwynne Smith, Gillett and Morris Rymer,
Oconto Falls, vice chairman and chairman of the county board
Rymer was re-elected to his chairmanship Tuesday without formal
winning 38-3 while Smith beat out Don Bartels of Lakewood
Harold Bartz, last years vice chairman is now the county clerk.
Falls—The engagement of Miss Edith Clare Ama,
to Sgt. Edward Schuster has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Ama of Oconto Falls. Sgt. Schuster, who is stationed at
Pickett, Va., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Schuster of
Miss Ama is on the Oconto Falls hospital nursing staff. No
been set for the ceremony.
June 1964 Oconto
Falls—Diplomas were awarded and new
members installed at the third annual Confraternity of Christian
spring meeting held on May 24 in St. Anthony’s
parish. Father Joseph
Tomczyk, pastor, conducted the ceremonies held in the church, and was
for the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. A program
in the school hall. Mrs. William Jarvey, parish CCD chairman,
the members present, gave a brief history of Parish CCD activities, and
told of the recent formation of religion classes for high school
Mrs. William Herman, Oconto County Deanery Green Bay Diocesan Council
Catholic Women CCD chairman, of Coleman, spoke on the theme,
“To Know God
is to Love Him,” and recommended the reading of Catholic
Reports were given by the presidents of the eight parish study
Two teachers of high school religion classes, Mrs. Frank Waschbisch and
Glen Meverden, reported on the progress made in the classes since their
inception in January. Special awards went to Robert Skarban,
Zambrowicz, Mrs. John Wranosky, Mrs. Karl Martin and Mrs. Walter
Members of the committee were Mrs. Jarvey, chairman; Mrs. Wes Wranosky,
co-chairman; Mrs. Harry Rusch, music; Mrs. Marie Maclean and Mrs.
Streffect, Typing. Mrs. Carl Lemirande, Mrs. Ray VanHoff, and
William Kane, lunch; and Mrs. Wranosky and Mrs. Edward Gewont, flowers.
Gillett Civic Club, at its Monday meeting,
paid tribute to one of its charter members, Irving H. Miller.
recognizing Mr. Miller for his outstanding contribution to the club and
the community, Kenneth Club, said it was a great pleasure to present
Miller with a life membership in the organization. Following
recognition, Carl Husman led the group in singing “For He Is
A Jolly Good
Fellows.” Irv said that he has enjoyed working with
members of the
club, and thanked everyone. Miller added,
“I’m torn between moving
to Lake Villa, Illinois, to live with my daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Mary)
and remaining here in Gillett with all my old friends!
It’s not an
easy decision to make”. Irv Miller has been a
of the community for over 37 years and is a charter member of the
American Legion Post and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He
in World War 1 as an officer in the infantry, having three years in the
service and 14 months overseas.
Falls—Mrs. Clarence Van Haren holds her youngest
son, Patrick, who was baptized Sunday and was the 12th boy in the
Nick is 20, Jesse 2, Tim 4, Mike 9, Gene 5, Tom 7, Bruce 3, Steve 8,
10, Bill 14 and Richard is 13. Besides
farm at Oconto Falls, Mr. Van Haren works a daily shift at the Oconto
Falls—Mr. and Mrs. James Moynihan Sr., of Oconto
Falls, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Ann to
Cpl. Ronald K Workman of Barrington, R.I. Miss Moynihan was
from Washington High School, Oconto Falls, and is presently employed at
the Fort Howard Paper co. Her fiancé was graduated
Andrews Preparatory School, West Barrington, R. I. And is presently
with the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in Green Bay.
Falls—The Rev. Charles Dobbertin, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Dobbertin, will be ordained elder Sunday at a Methodist
conference at Albion, Mich. This week. The Rev. Dobbertin is
preaching at New Buffalo, Mich and has been asked to return for this
year. He served two years at Edwardsburg, Mich. And while
Lawrence College served the Stockbridge and Brother town churches.
Falls—St. Anthony Catholic Church here was the
setting for the wedding Saturday morning of Miss Donna Murphy and
S. Turini. The ceremony was read by the Rev. Edward Haessly
o’clock. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Murphy of
Oconto Falls. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
of Vulcan, Mich. The bride is a graduate of the Oconto Falls
School and Misericordia School of Nursing in Milwaukee and has been
at Community Memorial Hospital here.
Falls—Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wittmann, residents of
this city for the past 42 years, quietly celebrated their fifty-fifth
anniversary at their home on Sunday April 14. Their
W. E. Wilson, and Mrs. Ed. Williams, came up from Milwaukee and spent
weekend with them. Besides these two daughters they have two
Lloyd of Oconto Falls and Norman of North Bergen, New Jersey.Mrs.
was born at Freedom March 2, 1872, while Mr. Wittmann was born at
Ill., December 10, 1869. They lived at Kaukauna before coming
the Falls. Both have led active, busy lives, contributing
the development of the community.
Falls—The Rev. Edward Haessly officiated at
the nuptial mass Saturday morning when Miss Yvonne M. Murphy became the
bride of Eugene J. Murphy at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The
who is the daughter of Mrs. Bertha Murphy was given in marriage by her
uncle, Edward Gasall. The groom is the son of Mrs. William
of Oconto Falls. Mrs. Casey Wawiorka of Oconto Falls was her
matron of honor, while Misses Joan meyer and Lorna Fuller, friends of
bride, were bridesmaids.
Falls—Last week’s transaction between the
Furniture and Funeral Service and the Soulek’s marked the end
of over 50
years of operation of the O’Neill organization.
Shortly after the
turn of the century the business was established by the late James
Gene Desreumaux, owner of the business establishment until last
sale has been associated with the business since 1922 when he became a
mortician. Gene, a native of Oconto Falls, graduated from
Falls High school in 1915. He was a World War 1 veteran and
with the AEF in France. Gene became sole owner after the
his father. He will continue to be active with
and his wife Emma have always been active in community and civic
They have two children, Dan and Doris. Merging this firm with
organization brings a wealth of experience to this area. The
are originally from Nebraska. After studying mortuary
Sr. worked in the Chicago area for 17 years before coming to Oconto
in 1942. By hard work and diligent planning the Suring
possible. Since that time he has built a modern funeral home
furniture establishment and has been most active in the civic and
affairs of Suring and Oconto County. His wife Ruth
is a lady
assistant with the business. Bud, of the Oconto Falls
has only been here since June of 1955 but since that time has not only
made great strides in his business but has made his mark in community
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