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WIEDBRAUK Philo PEARSALL Etta Wedding 50th 1972



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  • Title WIEDBRAUK Philo PEARSALL Etta Wedding 50th 1972 
    Short Title WIEDBRAUK Philo PEARSALL Etta Wedding 50th 1972 
    Publisher Publ: 1 Jun 1972 
    Source ID S281 
    Text Curran Couple Celebrate 50th. Anniversary

    The children of Philo Joseph and Etta (Pearsall) Wiedbrauk were hosts at an Open House in the Curran Community Hall, Sunday, May 21, honoring the 50th. wedding anniversary of their parents.
    The table(s) were decorated in gold and white, with pansies and gold bells. The table of the honored guests was centered with a beautiful 4 tiered wedding cake with a bride and groom figurine on top. One bridesmaid, Pearl Boerner Deyarmond, a cousin, of Mio, was seated at the honor table, to help cut and server the cake, record and many lovely gifts and money tree gifts. The granddaughters served punch, sandwiches, cakes, jello and coffee.
    Etta Pearsall and Philo Joseph Wiedbrauk were the first couple to be married in the Curran Baptist Church, and they were married May 7, 1922, with Rev. Joshua Robert and Rev. Wm. Byler officiating. Due to ill health Rev. Byler was unable to attend this affair.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wiedbrauk went to their home on the farm, one half mile from the church in which they were married, and they have always resided there. Since 1949 they have spent the winter months in Zephyrhills, Florida. They had just arrived home on May 14. In Florida the Wiedbrauks are members of the Tourist Club, attend the First Christian Church and she is active in the Homemakers Extension Club.
    They had six children, five of whom are still living: Harry Joseph Wiedbrauk, Mrs. Ray Phetteplace (Hazel) and Mrs. Jesse Lince (Marilyn), all of Curran, Myron O. Wiedbrauk of Reese, and Curtis Wiedbrauk of Byron (his twin died at birth). All were present for the celebration as were fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
    Among the 150 friends and relatives who signed the guest book were a nice (niece), Mrs. James Dayton of San Jose, California, who came the farthest; a sister Mrs. Tresa McFadden of Breensville; a nephew, Mr. Walter Wiedbrauk Jr., his wife and daughter, of East Lansing; a brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pearsall and son Van of Mt Clemens; sisters, and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Baldwin and daughters, Kathy and Mrs. Ron Arndt and two babies of Midland, Mrs. Bob Lockwood of Flint and Mrs. Eva Pearsall of Pontiac; Tom LaForge of Detroit, Mr. Walter Wiedbrauk Sr. of Long Rapids and nieces from Detroit; Mr. Walter Wiedbrauk Sr. of Long Rapids, and nieces from Detroit, Rose City, Bay City, Mio and Fairview; and our local pastor and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Skuse of Lincoln. 
    Linked to Family/Spouse: Philo Joseph WIEDBRAUK / Etta E. PEARSALL 


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