DIPLOMAS FOR 143 TONIGHT Dr. Paul Voelker, Grand Rapids, To Address Graduates TWO RIVERS. (Special)-- Washington high school will graduate 143 seniors, the largest class in local school history, at commencement exercises in the school auditorium tonight. Dr. Paul F. Voelker of Grand Rapids, Mich., former state superintendent of public instruction of Michigan, will deliver the commencement address, "Whosoever Would Be Greatest." Presentation of the graduating class will be made by F.G. Bishop, superintendent of schools, and diplomas will be awarded by Henry Kappelman, president of the board of education. Among the graduates are three sets of twins, Leona and Leonard Scheer of this city, Leona and Leonard Bodwin of Two Creeks, and Gunvor and Violet Ostman of this city. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, June 11, 1936 pg. 11
She married Martin Kozlowski and after his death she married Alfred Grimm and is buried in Holy Cross, Two Rivers #89D. Findagrave
Julius Allie passed away peacefully on February 15, 2010 in Colorado Springs, CO at the age of 92 with his family by his side. He was born in Two Rivers, WI to Henry and Jane Allie. Jule is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Allie; his sister Germaine Grade; son James Allie; daughters Nancy Dubas and Janet Allie; son William Allie who preceded him in death; 8 grandchildren, Diane Wojnar, Joe Allie, Julie Allie, Tracey LeGros, Jenny Felsing, Kevin Allie, Tami Gorden and Jessi Gorden; and 17 great-grandchildren. A 55 year resident of Colorado Springs, he worked for 28 years at Colorado Springs Machine Corporation as a tool and die maker/die designer. During World War II, he helped the war effort by building submarines in Manitowoc, WI. He also worked as a lathe operator at the shipyards. Jule will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband who always put his family first. To his loving grandchildren he was known as “Bumpa”. He loved camping and the outdoors. No tool existed that he did not know how to master and because of his knowledge he was always lending a hand to others. We will miss him greatly. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, February 22, at Swan-Law Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, at Swan-Law Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Colorado Springs Gazette, February 21, 2010 P. 11 Find A Grave Memorial #67045068
MADISON –Celestine Joseph Antonie, age 88, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, of cancer. Whether you knew him as Cel, CJ, Joe, Tony, Dad or Grandpa, you knew he made this a better place for having been here. Cel was born in Hayes, Kan., on April 30, 1917, to Peter and Caroline (Karlin) Antonie. When he was seven years old, the family sold their farm and moved to Wisconsin, eventually settling in Two Rivers. He graduated from high school as an honor student, acclaimed football and baseball player, and was the first of his family to go on to college, attending the University of Wisconsin. His college career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served as a decorated B-17 navigator, flying 25 missions from North Africa to Italy, Greece, Germany and Bulgaria. While on leave in Two Rivers before going over seas, Cel met and married the love of his life, Betty (Heinrich), and they enjoyed more than 62 years of marriage. After the war, he completed his master’s degree and chose to become a science teacher at Madison West High School, much to the delight of the many students over the course of his 30-year career for whom science classes, especially biology, became something to look forward to. As a teacher at West, he also served as a football coach and was the schools first athletic director, combining his love of teaching with his love of sports. Many of his former students stayed in contact with him to let him know that their careers and personal lives were influenced by him. Cel was an avid gardener who always planted more than he needed and relished giving the excess produce away to neighbors, friends or just putting it out by the curb for anyone to take. He loved to cook, once winning a local newspaper recipe contest with a “family favorite” that until then the family had never eaten. However, fishing was his real avocation. As a young man he fashioned his own wooden baits and cherished the Pflueger Supreme reel his young bride surprised him with. In 1964, he started a family tradition of traveling to Red Lake, Ontario, for a yearly fishing trip and celebrated the 40-year anniversary by catching a walleye on the last pass of his last trip in 2004. Cel helped build his family’s home, across from Midvale School, in 1952 from plans he drew up. From that home, he was a devoted member of Queen of Peace Church, an active participant in the Westmoreland neighborhood, and a favorite neighbor to youngsters who wanted to know more about the bugs they found. He was a wonderful mentor, teaching those around him that compassion and understanding are the keys to strong relationships. Cel will be remembered as a person who had a story or joke for every occasion, often telling a joke in his last days to ease the grief everyone was feeling. He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Peter (Kristin) of Black Earth, Linda (Wayne) Antonie Lusk of Madison, Ellen (Michael) Hamm of Seattle, Wash., and Roger (Debra) of Mission Viejo, Calif.; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Carolyn and Patrick Antonie, Brian (Lindsay), Alex and Peter Hofsteen, Ian and Logan Hamra, and Heather, Laura and Steven Antonie; brother, Lawrence, Felix (Grace) and Jerome (Eunice) Antonie; sisters Mary Caldwell and Sr. Marcia Anionic (sic); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Joseph and Cyril; and sisters, Rose Cretton and Ann Carley. The family wishes to thank the many doctors and nurses who cared for Cel during his last years. Hospice Care of Dane county (Kris, Kelly and Claudia) for easing his pain and helping him on his journey, and “DJ”, Cel’s special care giver for tender care and loving support in his last days. A Memorial Mass will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 S. Owen Drive, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, with Father Todd VanNatt officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery with military honors. Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to memorials that will be designated at a later date. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, 3010 Speedway Road, (608) 238-3434, www.cressfuneralservice.com Madison Wisconsin State Journal, August 31, 2005 P. 4
She married Richard Engel, per her father's obit. She is in Evergreen.
Parents are Frank and Rose Babich. In mother's obit he lives in Illinois
He is in Holy Cross, Two Rivers #89D
Rose Marie (Bensman) Wyatt, 92, died Thursday, September 2, 2010 in Sheboygan. Rose was born June 23, 1918, to Abraham and Mary (Maza) Bensman. After graduating from Washington High School in Two Rivers (1936), Rose went to Badger Beauty Culture School in Milwaukee, then worked at the Little Paris Beauty Shop in Two Rivers. Near the beginning of World War II, she moved to San Diego, CA, where she held a civil service job at North Island Naval Base, the major continental U.S. base supporting operating forces in the Pacific. She married C.J. Wyatt on January 27, 1942, in Corpus Christi, TX. C.J. had a career in the U.S. Navy and the family lived on naval bases in Guam, New Mexico, California and Texas. In 1959, Rose and her three children moved back to Sheboygan where she worked as a bookkeeper for General Machinery Corporation for 31 years. In 1991, she moved to an apartment at 919 Wisconsin Avenue, where she enjoyed playing Sheepshead and Mahjong with other residents. A speed-reader, Rose could sometimes finish an entire novel in a day. She loved the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs and rarely missing a game on television. Her grandchildren remember her quick wit, her competitive spirit and wily strategies as she played board games and Scrabble. Rose was a member of Beth El Congregation and had been corresponding secretary for the Sheboygan Chapters of Hadassah and also the Sisterhood of Beth El. She was also a willing volunteer at the Sheboygan Senior Center, St. Nicholas Hospital and the American Red Cross. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, C.J. Wyatt; her sister, Jean Bensman (David) Horwitz, and her brothers, David (Rose) Bensman and Israel (Ruth) Bensman. She will be deeply missed by her children, Richard (Patricia) Wyatt of Fayetteville, AR; Jo Lynn (Walter Jr.) Holzwart of Barrington, IL; Karen (John Anderson) Wyatt of Boulder, CO; five grandchildren, Matthew Zachary (Augusta Elizabeth) Wyatt of Tulsa, OK; Christopher Wyatt Holzwart of Ann Arbor, MI; Natalie Lynn Holzwart of Barrington, IL; Elizabeth Marie and Matthew John Anderson of Boulder, CO; sisters-in-law Lynn (Wyatt) McGlothin of Nederland, TX, and many close nieces and nephews. Funeral services and visitation will be Tuesday at the Ballhorn Funeral Home, 1201 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Allen I Stessman of Congregation Beth El will officiate. Burial will follow at Sheboygan Hebrew Cemetery. The Sheboygan Press
He is in Holy Cross, Two Rivers #89D
She married Kenneth Lesperance. She is in Holy Cross, Two Rivers #89D
She married Roland Hess Oct. 14, 1939. He is in Knollwood Mausoleum
She married Claude Hanes. He is in Knollwood Gardens
She married Donald Burden, from her father Daniel Blaha's obit in Pioneers' Rest #89A
Leona was the Two Creeks correspondent for the Manitowoc paper at one time. Miss Leona Bodwin was feted at a miscellaneous shower recently in honor of her approaching marriage on February 22 to Earl Bruemmer. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 20, 1941 ******** Buried in cemetery #66 St. Mary Catholic
He is in Holy Cross, Mishicot #63
She married Ludwig Swetlik, from father Charles' obit. She is in St. Joseph #26
She married George Beitzel in 1946. She is in Holy Cross, Two Rivers #89D
James A. Breider, 87, Green Bay, died Sunday, Jan 18, 2004. He was born May 10, 1916, in Mishicot, to the late August and Eliza (Baugniet) Breider. James graduated from Washington High School in Two Rivers and later attended UW- Oshkosh. On June 25, 1941, Jim was united in marriage to Florence Rysticken at St Mary's Catholic Church in Manitowoc. James was employed by Wisconsin Public Service for 35 years and retired as a protective equipment tester in 1978. James was active in our community for many years. He was a member of the Golden "K"'s, N.E.W. Senior Action Council, WPS Men's Club, International Union Of Operating Engineers and bowled on two separate bowling leagues. James had been a member of St. Agnes Parish for the last 48 years and belonged to the St. Agnes Athletic Club. Jim's greatest joy in his younger years was to raise worms for fishing and grow Walnut and Butternut seedlings. He also collected and cut wood that was used by the Boy Scouts for bird houses. He also loved to hunt, fish and travel and was an avid Packer Fan. James will be remembered as a good man and a loving and caring father. He will be greatly missed by all. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Florence; three children and their spouses, Tom and Linda Breider, Howard, Jack and Susan Breider, Sobieski, and Jean M. Breider, Savage, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Breider, Green Bay; four grandchildren and their spouses, Ann and Jeff, Jody and Sue, Cory and Misty, Chad and Jennifer; five great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alex, Samuel, Joshua and Jakob; a brother, Gervase Breider, Phoenix, Arizona; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Fredrick, Manitowoc; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James G. Breider; four brothers; and four sisters. Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Find A Grave Memorial# 62892674
Miss Lenie Breivogel and John Neiner, both of Two Rivers, were united in marriage. Miss Breivogel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Breivogel of Two Rivers and Mr. Neiner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Neiner. (snip) Edited for possible living persons. Dinner was served to the immediate families at Polifka's and a reception is being held from 4 until 7 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents. Following the reception the couple left on their wedding trip and will return to live at 1809 21st street in Two Rivers. Mr. Neiner is a shop worker at Hamilton Mfg. company. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, August 31, 1940 pg.9 (Note: Per her father's obit, they lived in New Jersey as of 1959)
Miss Vione Mary Brocher of Two Rivers and Robert Harris Jacqmin of Green Bay were married this morning at 9:30 by the Rev. James Kelly at St. Luke's church in Two Rivers. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. H.P. Brocher of Two Rivers and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Jacqmin of Green Bay. (snip) Edited for possible living persons. A reception was held at the Brocher home after the ceremony and dinner was served at Polivka's Corners. The bride and groom left immediately after the reception on a wedding trip, their destination unannounced. They will be at home after April 15th in Green Bay where Mr. Jacqmin is employed as a shipping clerk at the National Biscuit company. Both the bride and groom were graduated from Washington high school with the class of 1936. Miss Brocher has been employed at the Kahlenberg Laboratories since graduation. Mr. Jacqmin attended the University of Chicago. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 30, 1940 p.8 ****** She is buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery And Chapel Mausoleum, Brown county WI (VIONE M JACQMIN/3 Apr 1918/1 Jan 2003/SSDI)
WHS Class of 1936 Has Reunion at Casino...Out of town members who attended included… John Burg of Libertyville, Illinois. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 2, 1961 Ascension Catholic Cemetery Libertyville Lake County Illinois, USA Find A Grave Memorial# 44447208
Everette T Christoffel United States Social Security Death Index Age 84 Given Name Everette Middle Name T Surname Christoffel Birth Date 16 Feb 1918 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Two Rivers, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Previous Residence Postal Code 54241 Event Date 23 Feb 2002
He was living in Naperville, Ill. in the writeup for the class reunion in August 2, 1961 Manitowoc Herald Times. ******** ..The groom is the son of Mr.and Mrs. John Clusen, Naperville, Ill. He is the grandson of Mrs. Albert Clusen, 511 Oak St., Manitowoc, who attended the ceremony…. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 23, 1970 P. 6 ********* AREA DEATHS John A. Clusen, 74, of Naperville, died Friday, Oct. 15. Arrangements by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home (708) 355-0264. Daily Herald Suburban Chicago, October 17, 1993 P. 814 of 925. ***************** John A Clusen United States Social Security Death Index Age 74 Given Name John Middle Name A Surname Clusen Birth Date 13 Jan 1919 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Naperville, Du Page, Illinois Previous Residence Postal Code 60563 Event Date 15 Oct 1993
From article "51 More County War Vets Given Their Discharge Mark Cope, Two Rivers, captain, 31 months in service, 20 overseas...Air medal with five oak leaf clusters, ETO ribbon with five bronze campaign stars, purple heart and distinguished flying cross with two oak leaf clusters. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 25, 1946 p.5 ********* (Mark Cope/6 Mar 1918/23 Oct 2001/last known residence Two Rivers/SSDI)
1918-Apr. 1976 He is in Holy Cross, Two Rivers. #89D
Walter F Dennis Corporal and Mrs. Walter Dennis, visited the past 14 days in Two Rivers with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dennis and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gunderson, and returned to Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Fla. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 16, 1943 ******* United States Social Security Death Index Age 85 Given Name Walter Middle Name F Surname Dennis Birth Date 11 Aug 1918 State Illinois Last Place of Residence Two Rivers, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Previous Residence Postal Code 54241 Event Date 25 Jun 2003
Thirty Couples Get Licenses In Ten Days ...Latest to be licensed are Edward DeRoche and Annella Flanagan, both of this city…. Manitowoc Herald Times June 10, 1941 P. 25 ******** PHOTO OF MRS. EDWARD G DEROCHE …Miss Annelle Flanagan and Edward G. DeRoche were married at St. Paul’s Catholic church on the last Saturday in May and are at home at 1620 Washington street. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 23, 1941 P. 21 **** Out of town class members who attended included…Edward De Roche of Appleton… Manitowoc Herald Times, August 2, 1961 ****** He is on the same stone with his wife Burial: Saint Marys Cemetery Appleton Outagamie County Wisconsin, USA Findagrave
17 Apr 1918/27 Dec 1988 Buried in Holy Cross, Two Rivers
26 Oct 1917/26 Jan 1989 Buried in Holy Cross, Two Rivers
Married Edward Van Ess. Buried in Holy Cross, Two Rivers
Married Albert Daetz, buried in Pioneers Rest, Two Rivers #89A Rites Read In Two Rivers In a ceremony read this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the parsonage of St. John's church in Two Rivers by the Rev. W. G. Haase, Miss Gladys Flentje, daughter of Mrs. Mary Flentje, and Albert Daetz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Daetz, all of Two Rivers, were married. Miss Loretta Flentje, sister of the bride, and Paul Daetz, brother of the groom, were the couple's only attendants. After the wedding luncheon at the Daetz home the couple will leave on a wedding trip through northern Wisconsin. They will be at home after June 2th (sic) at 1607 20th street in Two Rivers. Both young persons are graduates of Washington high school in Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 11, 1941 P. 24
A marriage license has been issued to George Kromm of route 2, Omro, and Lillian Frasch of Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 8, 1942 P. 19 ****** Living in Omro at the time of the 1961 Class Reunion.
April 16, 1918/Dec. 8, 2003 He is in Holy Cross, Two Rivers #89D
GIBEAULT-GAJDYS Two sisters became brides in a double ceremony in Coleman today at 8 a.m. They are Miss Marie Louise Gibeault of Two Rivers who became the bride of Stanley Gajdys of West Allis, son of Mrs. Pauline Gajdys of Two Rivers and… The marriage was performed in St. John the Baptist church. The brides are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Aristide Gibeault of Coleman…. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 28, 1941 P. 20 ******** WHS Class of 1936 Has Reunion at Casino Out of town members who attended included…Stanley Gajdys…of Milwaukee… Manitowoc Herald Times, August 2, 1961 P. 4 ******** Stanley S Gajdys United States Social Security Death Index Age 78 Given Name Stanley Middle Name S Surname Gajdys Birth Date 10 Oct 1917 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Milwaukee, Wisconsin Previous Residence Postal Code 53219 Event Date 03 Jun 1995
…Mrs. Joan Gauthier Henricks of Colorado Springs, Col., was awarded the prize for traveling the greatest distance… (From the class reunion write-up) Manitowoc Herald Times, August 2, 1961 P. 4 ******* The Rev. Thomas A. Hawkes officiated at 9:30 o'clock this morning at Grace Congregational church in Two Rivers at the wedding of Miss Joan E. Gauthier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Gauthier of Two Rivers, to Bryce K. Henricks of this city, son of Emil Henricks Sr., 423. North 8th street. Mrs. Willard Anderson, the bridegroom's sister, was matron of honor, and Warren Gauthier, the bride's brother, was Mr. Henricks' best man. The bride wore a blue wool street frock with blue accessories and a corsage of gardenias and tiny Finch roses. Mrs. Anderson wore a beige frock, brown accessories, and a corsage of Johanna Hill rose. The couple greeted their guests at the home of the bride's parents before leaving this noon on their wedding trip. Mr. Henricks, a Lincoln high school graduate, is employed at the Telephone Co. His bride, a graduate of Washington high school in Two River, has been employed in the offices of the Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co.'s Plant One. Manitowoc Herald Times, Feb. 14, 1942 P. 8
WHS Class of 1936 Has Reunion at Casino Out of town class members who attended included…Mrs. Grace Geimer Smith of Lockport, N.Y… Manitowoc Herald Times, August 2, 1961 P. 4
Married Joseph Wondrash and is buried in Knollwood Mausoleum cem. #32
WHS Class of 1936 Has Reunion at Casino…Those who sent acknowledgements but could not attend were…Robert Gipp, Garden City, Michigan… Manitowoc Herald Times, August 2, 1961 P. 4
She married Charles Klein and is buried in Holy Cross cemetery, Two Rivers, cem. #89D
She married Roland Bornemann. She is in Pioneers Rest, Two Rivers #89A
She married Earl Stegemann. She is in Knollwood Mausoleum #32
Mrs. Kenneth LaBudda left for North Hollywood, Calif., this morning where she will make her home after spending the past six months living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gonia of Two Rivers. May 6, 1946 P. 19 ******* Mrs. Kenneth LaBudda returned to Ontario, Calif., after visiting her mother, Mrs. Frank LaBudda, following the funeral of her father. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 16, 1956 P. 33 ******** Living in Ontario, California, at time of her mother's death in 1984. ******** Mary A La Budda United States Social Security Death Index Age 82 Given Name Mary Middle Name A Surname La Budda Birth Date 21 Jun 1918 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Mira Loma, Riverside, California Previous Residence Postal Code 91752 Event Date 18 Dec 2000 ******** Burial: Bellevue Memorial Park Ontario San Bernardino County California, USA Find A Grave Memorial# 150856737
Couple Brave Friday 13th; Get License Friday, the 13th, proved no deterrent to the wedding plans of Norman Gauthier of route 1, Two Rivers and Evelyn Graycarek, of Two Rivers. The couple appeared at the office of County Clark Albert Tetzlaff on the “hoodoo’ date yesterday and filled out the marriage license blank. They were the only ones licensed yesterday. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 14, 1940 P. 4 ***** WEDDING DANCE Given in honor of MISS EVELYN GRAYCAREK and NORMAN GAUTHIER at the MISHICOT OPERA HOUSE Saturday, Sept. 28. Music by Dick Fricke’s Royal Wisconsin’s. Everybody Welcome. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 26, 1940 P. 8
Marriage licenses: …Latest to be licensed are…Richard Bawden of this city and Dorothy Greenwood of Two Rivers… Manitowoc Herald Times, August 13, 1940 P. 2 **** Funeral services for Mrs. R. F. Bawden, of Shakopee, Minn., formerly Dorothy Greenwood, daughter of Henry L. Greenwood, of Two Rivers, who died Thursday, were held May 14, with burial in Hyde Cemetery, Arena, Wis. Herald Times Reporter, May 16, 1977 P. 3 ***** Buried with her husband in Hyde Chapel Cemetery, Ridgeway, Wisconsin.
March 15, 1918/June 9, 2007 He is in the Knollwood Mausoleum #32
Mr. and Mrs. George Haas of Two Rivers are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Miss Helen Marcelene Haas, to Allen P. Roberts of North Prairie, Wis., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Roberts of North Prairie, in a ceremony this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Emmanuel Evangelical church in Two Rivers. The Rev. Franklin Schlueter officiated at the service. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 25, 1939 P. 20 ***** Buried (d. 1996) in North Prairie Cemetery, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Marriage license have been issued to…Benedict Bonfigt, route 1, Mishicot, and Dolores Hall, Two Rivers…. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 27, 1938 P. 23 ***** WEDDING DANCE AT Mishicot Opera House TUESDAY, JULY 19. In honor of Dolores Hall and Benedict Bonfight. Music by Romy Gosz. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 18, 1938 P. 19 *** Buried in cemetery #32 Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum (d. 2009)
Two Rivers Fighter Missing in Action Ensign Burton Hanson, Jr., 21, son of Burton M. Hanson, Two Rivers lumber company executive, has been reported “missing in action” according to a message received by his father from Admiral Jacobson at Washington, D.C. Ensign Hanson, only Two Rivers boy to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, has been in active duty since 1940. The message requested no mention be made of the name or classification of the ship on which the young man served. “As far as I know young Burton was on duty in the Atlantic,” said his father this morning. “The last I heard from him was on December 6, before the war started and he was then serving in Atlantic waters. The news is distressing but we can still hope for the best." Ensign Hanson was graduated from the Two Rivers high school in 1936 and in September of that year was appointed to Annapolis by Congressman George Schneider. He graduated from the naval academy as an ensign in June, 1940, and shortly after his graduation went to Pearl Harbor and was stationed aboard a warship. He remained at Pearl Harbor until last June and then went to Boston. Hanson was brilliant scholastically at high school and was prominent in sports, being on the varsity swimming and football teams. He was an honorary Rotarian, a member of the Purple and Gold society and a member of the Neshotah News staff of the Two Rivers high school. He was also a member of the National Honor Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 2, 1942 P. 1 ******* Tribute Is Paid To Ensign Burton Hanson TWO RIVERS (SPECIAL)—Tribute was paid the late Ensign Burton Hanson Jr., yesterday morning by the Rev. T. A. Hawkes at Grace Congregational where the city’s first war victim worshiped before going to the U.S. naval academy and joining the fleet. Ensign Hanson, chief engineer aboard the destroyer Jacob Jones, was one of more than 100 casualties when the destroyer was torpedoed off Cape May, N.J., early on Feb. 28. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 9, 1942 P. 10 **** Purple Heart Award Conferred on Hanson TWO RIVERS, (Special)—Burton W. Hanson, father of Ensign Burton Hanson, Jr., first Two Rivers man to lose his life in the present war, has received the Purple Heart citation which was awarded his son by the United States government. Ensign Hanson was a member of the crew of the destroyer Reuben James which was torpedoed in the Atlantic in February, 1942. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 20, 1943 P. 10
Surname was Matson living in Glen Ridge, N.J. per class reunion writeup in the Manitowoc Herald Times, August 2, 1961 p.4
ELDA D. HELLER SAYS VOWS IN SAN FRANCISCO Bridal Party Hears Symphony At high noon Friday, April 2, Miss Elda D. Heller of Two Rivers, exchanged wedding vows with Lieut. Norman E. Schmeichel of the U.S. Army air corps at St. Paulus Lutheran Church, San Francisco, their friends here have learned. The Rev. F. A. Jacobsen read the ceremony for the daughter of the Hugo Hellers, Two Rivers, route two, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Schmeichel of Two Rivers. Mrs. Robert Hansen, the bride’s cousin, was her only attendant and Robert Hansen was the best man. The young couple, both graduates of Washington high school, Two Rivers, will make their home on the west coast for the time. Lieut. Schmeichel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and is a member of the chemical warfare service stationed at the Hammer field air base, Calif. His bride is a graduate of the Wisconsin college of music in Milwaukee, and it was partly on account of her musical interests that the bridal party attended a concert by the San Francisco symphony orchestra under the baton of Pierre Monteaux at the War Memorial opera house in San Francisco after the wedding ceremony. Later they dined at the Mark Hopkins hotel. Young Mrs. Schmeichel chose a dressmaker suit of aqua accented with brown accessories for her wedding day. She wore a single white orchid. Her attendant, Mrs. Hansen, wore a similar suit of blue with accessories of black, and a corsage of waxy gardenias. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 8, 1943 P. 7 ******** They are both in Pioneers Rest, Two Rivers #89A
March 9, 1919/Feb. 19, 2003 He is in the Knollwood Mausoleum #32
Release Names, Awards of 25 Discharges …Wesley O. Hickox, Two Rivers, technician fifth grade, 56 months service, 20 overseas…ETO ribbon with one silver battle star and American defense ribbon. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 7, 1946 ******* Before her marriage this morning, Mrs. Wesley Hickox was Josephine Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ross Moore, Two Rivers. Mr. Hickox is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lindsay, Two Rivers. Say Vows At Two Rivers A simple ceremony was performed at 9:30 o’clock this morning by Rev. Donald Mills at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ross Moore, Two Rivers, uniting their daughter, Josephine, in marriage with Wesley Hickox, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lindsay, Two Rivers. Only immediate relatives attended the wedding at which Mrs. Donald Kraftcheck and Raymond Henrickson served as bridesmaid and best man to the wedding couple. A breakfast as held at the home of the bride for 14 guests and the newlyweds left on their honeymoon trip to Minneapolis, Minn., immediately following the breakfast. Mr. and Mrs. Hickox will make their home in Chicago where the groom is employed. Guests from away who attended the ceremony included Mrs. William Lindsay, Bruno Winkelmiller and Miss Eva Cote of Chicago. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 30, 1947 P. 8 ******** This appears to be Wesley and his wife Josephine: Wesley W Hickox United States Social Security Death Index Age 78 Given Name Wesley Middle Name W Surname Hickox Birth Date 26 Sep 1917 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona Previous Residence Postal Code 85351 Event Date 02 Oct 1995 ******** Josephine M Hickox United States Social Security Death Index Age 80 Given Name Josephine Middle Name M Surname Hickox Birth Date 15 Sep 1917 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona Previous Residence Postal Code 85351 Event Date 14 Oct 1997
MARRIED EN ROUTE TO HOME Enroute to his home in this city from Germany on a recuperative furlough, Master Sgt. Herbert Ansorge, son of Mrs. Metha Ansorge, 1326 S. Ninth street, claimed Miss Helen Holmes, daughter of Mrs. David Holmes of Two Rivers as his bride. The young couple were married on the evening of March 17 in the parsonage of the Maywood, Ill., Methodist church by the Rev. Jesse Dodds. After the rite the bridal couple with their attendants, Miss Josephine Hermann of Maywood, and Sgt. James Kasserman of Glen Ellyn, Ill., went to the Palmer House in Chicago for a wedding dinner. For her wedding Mrs. Ansorge wore a blue suit with an orchid corsage, and her maid of honor’s ensemble was of black complemented with a gardenia corsage. Sgt. Ansorge is a veteran of three and a half years of military service. For 25 months he was stationed in Iceland, and then he was sent to England. As a member of the signal corps of the First Army he took part in the D-day invasion of the Normandy coast, and has seen action in Belgium and Germany. The bride is a graduate of the Two Rivers high school. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 20, 1945 P. 6 Buried in #44 Evergreen Cemetery in February, 2011
Miss Vione Mary Brocher of Two Rivers and Robert Harris Jacqmin of Green Bay were married this morning at 9:30 by the Rev. James Kelly at St. Luke's church in Two Rivers. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. H.P. Brocher of Two Rivers and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Jacqmin of Green Bay. (snip) Edited for possible living persons. A reception was held at the Brocher home after the ceremony and dinner was served at Polivka's Corners. The bride and groom left immediately after the reception on a wedding trip, their destination unannounced. They will be at home after April 15th in Green Bay where Mr. Jacqmin is employed as a shipping clerk at the National Biscuit company. Both the bride and groom were graduated from Washington high school with the class of 1936. Miss Brocher has been employed at the Kahlenberg Laboratories since graduation. Mr. Jacqmin attended the University of Chicago. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 30, 1940 p.8
Whitewater Girl Is Bride At Milwaukee Exchanges Vows With Mr. Jansky In mother of Good Counsel church, Milwaukee, Wis., Miss Grace Marshall, daughter of Mrs. Lillie Marshall, Whitewater, Wis., became the bride of Archie P. Jansky, U.S. Army of Manitowoc, on December 21. A white gown of faile taffeta and fingertip veil was the bride’s choice for the nuptials. Her arm bouqet was of white roses. Her attendants, Miss Faith Meissner of Lima Center, Wis., and Miss Florence Otto of Milwaukee, wore gowns of blue taffeta and carried arm bouquets of pink roses. The groom’s brother, Louis J. of Manitowoc was best man and Eugene Stangel of Tisch Mills was the other attendant. The wedding dinner was served at the Ambassador Hotel and a reception followed at the home of the groom. The bride and groom are making their home at 4535 West Fond du Lac avenue, Milwaukee. Both the bride and groom are graduates of the Whitewater State Teachers college. The groom is a member of the Phi Chi Epsilon fraternity and the bride of the Alpha Sigma sorority. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 25, 1943 P. 15 ******** This appears to be him Archie P Jansky United States Social Security Death Index Age 84 Given Name Archie Middle Name P Surname Jansky Birth Date 16 Jul 1918 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Colorado Previous Residence Postal Code 80247 Event Date 11 Dec 2002 ******** Archie and Grace are both in Cemetery Fort Logan National Cemetery
Miss Ruth Johnson Is Bride Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Joel Johnson of Valders are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ruth, to Ramon Bloedorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bloedorn, Chilton route 4. The couple were married on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents, the Rev. E. A. Fretheim officiating. Miss Ellen Hougen attended the bride and Elroy Bloedorn and Kermit Johnson were the groom’s attendants. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a dusty pink street frock with accessories of dubonnet and white. She had a corsage of sweet peas and snapdragons. Miss Hougen wore a frock of sudan tan with white accessories and a corsage of gardenias and Iris. The wedding supper was served to members of the immediate families at the Johnson home. The couple are at home with the groom’s parents. The bride is employed at the Valders beauty shop. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 28, 1938 P. 30 Buried in cemetery #41 West Valders, in July 2005.
He is in Holy Cross, Two Rivers #89D
Kaminsky-Bohne Nuptials Performed at St. Luke’s Church The Very Rev. C. V. Hugo performed the ceremony this morning which united in marriage Miss Gladys Kaminsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kaminsky, Two Rivers, and Maynard Bohne, son of Mrs. Lucy Bohne, Two Rivers. The nuptial mass was sung at St.Luke’s Catholic church, Two Rivers, at 8 o’clock. Miss Cecelia Dugan and Edward McHugh, both of Green Bay, were the attending couple. The bride wore a navy blue suit with light blue accessories and a corsage of pink roses. Miss Dugan’s suit was light blue and her accessories gray. Pink roses also made her corsage. The wedding breakfast and dinner were served at the home of the bride’s parents to 25 guests. Those from out of town were Miss Dugan, Mr. McHugh, Mrs. Pauline Dugan and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dugan, all of Green Bay. Mr. and Mrs. Bohne left this afternoon for Milwaukee for a short honeymoon and after their return they will be at home at 1816 Garfield street, Two Rivers. Mr. Bohne is employed at Hamilton’s. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 17, 1937 P. 1 ******** COUPLES MARK SILVER WEDDINGS … A double silver wedding anniversary observance was marked recently with an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers, a reception, family dinner and dancing at the Veterans Club…Mrs. Bohne was born Gladys Kaminsky June 6, 1918 in Two Rivers and has lived in Two Rivers since her birth. Her husband was born July 19, 1914 at Algoma. Mr. and Mrs. Bohne, who are affiliated with St. Luke Church, have two children, Lynn and Jolene, at home. Bohne is employed at the Hamilton Mfg. Co., Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 11, 1962 P. 6
Edward Michalek of West Kewaunee, son of Joseph Michalek and Miss Esther Kanzelberger, daughter of Edward Kanzelberger of Two Rivers, were married in Two Rivers Nov. 21. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 24, 1939 P. 13 ******** Husband Edward V. Michalek, living in Kewaunee, was buried at St. Hedwig Catholic Cemetery, Krok in May, 1970. She does not appear to be buried with him.
Marriage licenses have been issued to... Lloyd Kelliher of Two Rivers and Vivian Worken of this city… Manitowoc Herald Times, November 18, 1943 ******* Burial: Florida National Cemetery Bushnell Sumter County Florida, USA Plot: 110A, 0, 261 Find A Grave Memorial# 866297
Died 2001. Buried in cemetery #89D Holy Cross with his wife Marie.
July 1, 1918/Dec. 9, 2005 He is in Holy Cross, Two Rivers #89D
Apr. 23, 1918/Aug. 13, 2009 He is in the Knollwood Mausoleum
Graduates From Radio Class At Scott Field TWO RIVERS (Special) According to word received today from Scott Field, Ill., Private Lewellyn L. King of this city was a member of a class of radio students graduated from the U. S. Army air corps radio communications school there. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 29, 1941 P. 26 ******* Teenage Oil Well Fire Victim Dies SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP)—A teenage victim of an oil well fire last month died Monday while undergoing treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center here, a spokesman said. Patrick W. King, 18, of San Angelo was admitted to Brooke Sept. 18 with second and third degree burns over 57 per cent of his body, the spokesman said. King was the son of U.S. Air Force M. Sgt. Lewellyn King of San Angelo. October 2, 1973 P. 32 ***** Lewellyn King United States Social Security Death Index Age 63 Given Name Lewellyn Surname King Birth Date 24 Jul 1918 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Tom Green, Texas Previous Residence Postal Code 76901 Event Date Sep 1981 ******* Calvary Cemetery San Angelo Tom Green County Texas, USA Birth: Jul. 24, 1918 Wisconsin, USA Death: Sep. 25, 1981 Kerrville Kerr County Texas, USA Find A Grave Memorial# 100523892
Kenneth Koch United States Social Security Death Index Age 53 Given Name Kenneth Surname Koch Birth Date 09 May 1917 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Two Rivers, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Previous Residence Postal Code 54241 Event Date Aug 1970 ******* Name Kenneth K Koch Event Type Death Event Date 06 Aug 1970 Event Place Twri, , Wisconsin Residence Place , Wisconsin Gender Male Age 53 Certificate Number 025001 Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 ********* (Note: His obituary in Two Rivers cemetery Pioneers Rest #89A says he graduated in 1935.)
Eleanor Kocian becomes Bride At Two Rivers Miss Eleanore L. Kocian, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kocian, Two Rivers, and Sgt. Riley N. Dilley of the Army air corps, Santa Ana, Cal., son of the Malcolm Dilleys of Excelsior, Wis., were married at noon Wednesday in St. John’s Lutheran church, Two Rivers. The Rev. W. G. Haase read the service. Attending the bridal couple were Miss Eleanor Sinkula, Green Bay, as maid of honor and Elton Kocian, brother of the bride, as best man, James Kocian, another brother, served as usher. The wedding party was entertained at dinner at the Kocian home, where the reception was also held. Out of town guests include Mrs. Malcolm Dilley, mother of the bridegroom. Sgt. And Mrs. Dilley left Wednesday night for Milwaukee, from where they departed for California Thursday. On the trip west they will stop at Excelsior for a visit with the bridegroom’s parents. Both young people attended the University of Wisconsin. Mrs. Dilley was employed in the stenographic department of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company at Two Rivers prior to her marriage. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 11, 1942 P. 22 ******* Men in Service: Maj. Riley N. Dilley, husband of the former Eleanore Kocian, of Rt. 1, Two Rivers, is commander of an Atlas missile combat crew which recently set an unusual record at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Major Dilley, of Rt. 1, Blue River, and every other member of his crew received the highest possible skill rating on a periodically scheduled test of all phrases of their combat readiness. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 20, 1965 P. 10 ******* Eleanor and Riley Dilley were living in San Antonio, Texas at time of a family death in 2000. She died January 7, 2006. She and her husband, Lt. Col. Riley N. Dilley, USAF, are buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Texas.
He is buried with his wife Eleanor in cemetery #89D Holy Cross, Two Rivers. ******* Miss Eleanore M. Bodwin is Bride of Stanley J. Kopetsky Miss Eleanore M. Bodwin, daughter of Mrs. Mary Bodwin, Two Rivers, route 1, became the bride of Stanley J. Kopetsky, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kopetsky of Two Rivers route 1, in a ceremony read at 9 o’clock this morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Tisch Mills, the Rev. Joseph Raus officiating. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Leona Bodwin, as maid of honor, Miss Mayme Kopetsky, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Frances Swada, bridesmaids, and Delores Kopetsky, niece of the groom, and Miss Lorraine Zimmer, cousin of the bride, flower girls. Earl Bruemmer was Mr. Kopetsky’s best man and Ralph Bodwin, brother of the bride, as groomsman. The bride wore a Queen Ann gown of White slipper satin made with a lace yoke, cowl neckline and leg-o-mutton sleeves extending in fitted points over the bride’s hands. Satin-covered buttons closed the fitted bodice in back. The full skirt extended into a long train. The traditional something old, borrowed and blue which the bride wore was an antique necklace belonging to her mother. The bride’s tulle veil fell from a crown of seed pearls and orange blossoms and extended the length of the train on the gown. The crown also held a face veil. The bride carried roses and Easter lilies. Her sister wore a dusty ink taffeta colonial frock trimmed with dubonnet velvet ribbons. She wore a coronet of dubonnet flowers and carried dubonnet roses. The bridesmaids wore frocks made in similar style in shades of dusty rose and hyacinth blue. They carried roses and carnations, and wore coronets of flowers. The flower girls were dressed alike in floor-length bustle frocks of white taffeta. Their doll hats were rapped with gardenias. They carried colonial bouquets of sweet peas and carnations. The wedding dinner was served at the Adolph Grimm home, and supper will be served there this evening, after which there will be a wedding dance at Urbanek’s pavilion. The couple will defer their wedding trip for the present, and will live in Two Rivers where Mr. Kopetsky is employed at the Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co. Plant. His bride as employed there before her marriage. Both young persons are graduates of Washington high school in Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 3, 1940 P. 19
Bernice Kortens is Married To Alvin W. Novak Today Miss Bernice L. Kortens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kortens, Manitowoc, route 6, became the bride of Alvin W. Novak, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Novak Sr., Mishicot route 1, in a ceremony read at 8:30 this morning at St. Ann’s Catholic church at Francis Creek, the Rev. Joseph Rauch officiating. Miss Marion Kortens attended the bride as maid of honor and Mrs. Joseph Novak and Miss Virginia Bolle were bridesmaids. Chester Novak was the bridegroom’s best man and Joseph Novak and Paul Wachtel were groomsmen. Junior attendants were Flower Girl Patsy Wilda and Ring Bearer Wesley Novak. The bride wore a gown of white brocaded satin cut on colonial lines with a square neckline, long sleeves puffed at the shoulders, and a fitted bodice closed in back with covered buttons. The long lace-edged veil fell across the train of the gown, and was held in a cap with orange blossoms and seed pearls. The bride carried pink roses. Her attendants wore taffeta colonial frocks, Miss Kortens in American Beauty and the bridesmaids in wine shade. The frocks were topped with ruffled boleros and the young women wore coronets and shoulder veils to match their frocks. They carried colonial bouquets of mixed flowers. The flower girl wore a princess frock of coral taffeta and carried a bouquet from which fell a modified shower of ribbons and blossoms. Wesley Novak carried the rings in a lily cup. After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was served to members of the immediate families at the home of the bride’s parents. There were 50 guests for dinner this noon, and supper will be served to 100, among them Mr. and Mrs. Anton Krystoftek and Mr. and Mrs. John Hettinger of Milwaukee and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffmann of Kaukauna. The couple will be away for a week on a wedding trip and will live at the home of the bride’s parents after their return. Mr. Novak is with the Block and Cement plant at Mishicot. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 8, 1939 P. 20 ******* WEDDING DANCE In Honor of Miss BERNICE KORTENS and ALVIN NOVAK. Kubsch’s Hall, Kellnersville. Wis., Wed., Nov. 8. Modern and Old Time Music by Art Braunel’s Orch. Everybody Welcome. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 8, 1939 P. 22 ******* Bernice died in April 2009 and is buried in cemetery #63 Holy Cross, Mishicot.
Sept. 3 1918/Apr. 18 1994 He is in St. Anne's cemetery #38A home at Mission, Texas, will be the destination of Mrs. Paul Kortens, the former Anne Shimek of Manitowoc, who left this week to join her husband, Staff Sergt. Paul J. Kortens. The young couple were married June 1? in the chapel at Morre field, by Lieut. Chaplain John F. Lyons. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 1, 1942 P. 14
Mar. 24, 1918/May 30, 2003 He is in Calvary, Manitowoc #43
…EST TEXAS BOMBARDIER TRIANGLE—Eight Wisconsin men were members of three record- breaking classes of bombardiers who were graduated Thursday from the three schools of this bombardier training area….Second Lieut. Paul W. Kriehn, Two Rivers… The Wisconsin State Journal, January 29, 1943 P. 13 ********* Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kriehn and children, Kenneth and Sharon, and Mrs. John Kriehn, all of Two Rivers, left Tuesday for Sacramento, Calif., where they will make their home. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 24, 1950 P. 14 ******* Paul W Kriehn United States Social Security Death Index Age 81 Given Name Paul Middle Name W Surname Kriehn Birth Date 30 Mar 1918 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Roseville, Placer, California Previous Residence Postal Code 95678 Event Date 05 Dec 1999
Jan. 25, 1919/June 8, 2013 Buried in cemetery #32 Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum
Edward Kurtz Now on Coast Guard Duty Here Seaman Second Class Edward Kurtz, son of Postmaster and Mrs. Charles Kurtz of Two Rivers, is now on duty with the coast guard in Manitowoc after several months of duty in Atlantic waters. Seaman Kurtz, who was stationed at Norfolk, Va., after completing his training at New Orleans, assumed his new duties late last week. He exchanged positions with Seaman Second Class Graef who had been on the 119 boat here. Graef wanted to see duty aboard a larger ship and Kurtz wanted to be nearer home. Since they were of the same rank the exchange of places was permissible as long as the men paid their own transfer expenses. Seaman Kurtz learned of Seaman Graef’s desire for ocean duty through correspondence with Seaman Bernard Hallada of Two Rivers who is on the 119. Mnaitowoc Herald Times, March 23, 1942 P. 16 ******** In the August 2, 1961 class reunion writeup Edward Kurtz of Wisconsin Rapids was mentioned.
Dec. 18, 1918/June 10, 1999 US Coast Guard WWII Married Ruth C. Feuerstein August 7, 1948. Buried cemetery #89D Holy Cross, Two Rivers.
Hilary Lesperance Is Graduate of Air School TWO RIVERS (Special)- Private Hilary M. Lesperance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delore (sic). J. Lesperance, 20?3 Jackson street, was graduated today from the airplane mechanics course at Keesler Field, the new Air Corps technical school near Biloxi, Miss. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 27, 1942 P. 10 ******* WOMAN—Wanted to assist in care of (sic- may be 3 or 5) children. Full time. Live in. New home—modern appliances. Write Mrs. Hilary Lesperance, 3205 Waubenoor Dr., Green Bay Appleton Post Crescent, November 4, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin. ******* At time of class reunion August 1961: …Out of town class members who attended included…Hilary Lesperance, Green Bay… Manitowoc Herald Times, August 2, 1961 P. 4 ******* Hilary M Lesperance United States Social Security Death Index Age 77 Given Name Hilary Middle Name M Surname Lesperance Birth Date 08 Oct 1918 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence De Pere, Brown, Wisconsin Previous Residence Postal Code 54115 Event Date 08 Aug 1995
Two Rivers Couples Wed Miss Lucille Bernice Lesperance, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lesperance and Paul Peshek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Peshek, all of Two Rivers, exchanged nuptial vows before the Rev. Peter Nilles in St. Mark’s church in Two Rivers at 9 a.m. Today. The bride’s father gave her in marriage. Miss Pauline Lesperance was maid of honor and Robert Saucier, cousin of the groom, was best man. Breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents and dinner was served at Polivka’s to members of the immediate families. The couple left this afternoon on a wedding trip to northern Wisconsin and after July 90 will be at home at 2021 Emmet Street, Two Rivers, where the groom is employed at the Hamilton Mfg. Co. Out of town guests at the wedding were Mrs. Elmer Vincent of Green Bay, Mrs. George Wagner of Francis Creek, Mrs. Herbert Saucier, Mrs. Alvina Patterson and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Suhowatia of Oconto. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 3, 1941 P. 22 ******* Her husband Paul (d. 2011) is buried in #89D Holy Cross Cemetery and her name is on the tombstone with him but there is only year of birth (b. 1918), no year of death.
Marriage licenses have been issued to…John Anderes of Hammond, Ind., and Evelyn Loyd of Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 28, 1940 P. 2
MARRIAGE LICENSES…Joseph F. Blaha, Two Rivers, and Ruth H. Luebke, Two Rivers. On Sept. 27 they will be married. ***** Ruth Luebke Married To Joseph Blaha At 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Miss Ruth H. Luebke, Two Rivers, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar H. Luebke, repeated nuptial vows with Joseph F. Blaha, son of Mrs. Mary Blaha and the late Frank Blaha, Two Rivers. The Rev. Lawrence Stingle (sic) performed the ceremony at the parsonage of St. Luke’s Catholic church. The bride pinned an American Beauty rose corsage to the shoulder of her ivory colored wool flannel dress suit which was fashioned with a single pleated skirt, peplum jacket with three quarter length sleeves. She completed her costume with hunters green accessories. Mrs. Hilary Lesperance of Appleton as matron of honor wore a plum colored dress suit with black accessories and a white pompon corsage. Hilary Lesperance was best man. Mrs. Lyle Kurth, sister of the bride with whom the bride made her home, wore a black crepe sequin trimmed dress and a white gladioli corsage. The groom’s mother pinned a similar corsage to the shoulder of her black dress which was trimmed with blue. A pre-nuptial breakfast was served to members of the wedding party at the home of the groom's parents. Supper was served to members of the immediate families and bridal party at Point Beach state park where a reception was also held. When the couple returns from their wedding trip to northern Wisconsin, they will reside at 1809 Adams street, Two Rivers. Mr. and Mrs. Blaha attended the Two Rivers high school and Mr. Blaha is employed at the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company. Previous to her marriage the former Miss Luebke was feted at several pre-nuptial showers. Mrs. Clement Becker, Mrs. Norman Schmeichel and Miss Nevo Klein honored the bride at a shower for members of the bride’s card club. Mrs. Blaha was guest of honor at a shower given by her aunt, Mrs. Emil Gauger of Manitowoc, and the Misses Carolyn and Helen Zlatnik and Mrs. Norman Schmeichel entertained at a shower at the Zlatnik home. Cousins of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Habeck, entertained the bride and the groom at their Maribel home and separate showers were also given for the former Miss Luebke by Miss Ruth Leitzke and Miss Jeannette Van Bramer. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 29, 1947 P. 6 ****** Ruth died in 1949 a few days after the birth of a son. Buried in cemetery #89D Holy Cross.