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January 13, 1963
St. Michael's Catholic Church, Norway, IA, and the Royale Ballroom, Fairfax, IA

(Picture with following comments: 50 YEARS AGO - This is how Mr. and Mrs. John Schulte dressed for their wedding 50 years ago. The couple celebrated their golden anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 13. Left to right are: John Schulte, Adam Schulte, best man, Mrs. Anna Frese Becker, maid of honor, and Mrs. John Schulte).


Mr. and Mrs. John C. Schulte, Norway, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 13.

After the Thanksgiving mass offered for the honored coupl by Rev. Joseph Krocheski at St. Michael's Catholic church, they renewed their marriage vows. Their attendants present were: Adam C. Schulte, brother of Mr. Schulte, and Mrs. Adam C. Schulte, pro-tem for Mrs. Anna Becker. Mrs. Schulte work a blue two-piece dress and her attendant wore a black two-piece dress. They both wore orchid corsages. Bernard and Herbert Schulte ushered. The altars were decorated with gold and white mums and poinsettias.

All the children of the honored couple and their families including 48 grandchildren and one great-grandchild were present for the family dinner served at the Royale ballroom, Fairfax.

Those present for the dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. John C. Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. Adam C. Schulte, Rev. Joseph Krocheski, Bernard, Sylvia, Florine, Dale, Myrl, Alvin and Orlan Schulte, Evard, Marcella, Lynn, Mary, Priscilla, Billy, Dora Lee, Jay and Nine Montague, all of Norway; Sister Mary Lumena OSF and Sister Mary Felice, OSF, Bancroft; Orville, Lorene, Marlene, Carolyn, Joyce, Anita, Barbara, Mary and Laurie Blankman, Watkins; Dorothy Blankman Zaugg and Steven, Columbus, Ohio; Alfred, Margaret, Russell, Ruth Ann, Fay and Joleen Hansen, Amana; Herbert, Violet, Yvonne, Cheryl, David, Herbert and John Schulte, Glenn, Dorothy, Marsha, Gary, Sandra, Sharon, Terry and Wanda Schulte, Ray, Barbara, John, Ray, Jr., Debbie, Connie Sue and Mark, all of Norway; Leonard, Marjorie, Karen, Linda, Darrell, Julie and Donnie Jansa, Cedar Rapids; Regis, Barbara, Tommy, Jimmy and Pam Arp, Fairfax; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vogel, Keota; and Ron Swansen, Galt.

Approximately 400 relatives and friends attended the open house in the afternoon. Guests attended from Columbus, Ohio, Omaha, Nebr., Bancroft, Algona, Galta, Ames, Keota, Iowa City, New Vienna, Cedar Rapids, Atkins, Williamsburg, Newhall, Watkins, Fairfax, Richland, Ely, Amana, Homestead, Marengo, Walford, Keystone, Belle Plaine, Van Horne, Vinton, Blairstown and Norway.

Mrs. Orville Blankman had charge of the guest book; Mrs. Alfred Hansen baked and cut the anniversary cake; Mrs. Evard Montague and Mrs. Leonard Jansa poured; and Mrs. Regis Arp served.

The older grandchildren had charge of the gift table and other grandchildren helped served. Glenn and Ray Schulte, Orville Blankman and Regis Arp also served refreshments.

During the open house Fay Hansen, granddaughter, wore her grandmother's wedding dress with a long veil and high laced shoes.

{Submitter comment: Actual wedding date was January 15, 1913, which is not mentioned anywhere in this article.}
Submitted on Jan 17, 2004 by
Nancy Montague,

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