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95th Birthday Celebration


Posted By: Deborah Gilbert (email)
Date: 4/3/2023 at 18:24:38

Lime Springs Herald
Thursday, May 23, 1968

95th Birthday Open House for Mrs. Angela Vollmecke, at Chester

Mrs. angela Vollmecke, mother of Rev. Joseph Vollmecke who is pastor of St. Stephen's Catholic Church of Chester, was honored on her 95th birthday last Friday, May 17, at an open house held afternoon and evening at St. Stephen's Rectory.

The charming and alert little lay seemingly enjoyed every minute of the event. Ladies of the hurch presided and served.

Born Angela Bodensteiner, she married Fred Vollmecke, and they farmed near Festina for 20 years. Mr. Vollmecke passed away in 1936 at age 81.

She first made her home with her son Rev. Jospeh Vollmecke in 1944, when he first was assigned to the Chester church, and became his housekeeper, which she was able to do until 1955.

Miss Pauline Schmitz of Eagle Center, Iowa has been with them as housekeeper since 1955.

Besides her son Rev. Joseph Vollmecke, she has another son Leo of Ft. Atkinson, Iowa; also three daughters, all sisters in the Dominican Order: Sister Corona, Sister Verona, and Sister Benetta, all of Racine, Wisc. Deceased are one son Brother Benedict, S.V.D.; and a daughter Cecelia at age 12.


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