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Marie and Hans's Wedding Picture

Thelma (b. 1 Sep 1914, deceased) teacher, married Raymond Dresselhaus (deceased), garage manager and mechanic. They moved to Colorado and had 2 children. 

Palma (b. 20 Jun 1917) married John J. Zidlicky, retired farmer. They have 3 children.

Lester (b. 18 Nov 1919, deceased) married Jean Frey.

Harold  retired farmer and Power Company employee, married Ann Wilson, a retired Sears employee. .

Lucille  retired teacher, married Lyle Sacquitne, plastering contractor. They have 3 children. .

Karl  retired field director for insurance company, married Carol Carlson (deceased). They had 3 children.

Agnes  retired school secretary, married Orville Winger, a retired bank president. They have 3 daughters.

As we were growing up, we always called our parents "Mamma” and “Papa" and still do when we talk about them.

Hans enjoyed playing the accordion, he was called “Hans, the Accordion Man”. We made several tapes of his music. He entertained King Olaf of Norway. He also entertained at Vesterheim Museum in Decorah and on his trips back to Norway, he entertained on board ship.

Hans and Marie moved on to the Lynne farm in 1917. In 1925 they had a new house built with "all the modern conveniences”. Son, Harold and his wife Ann, reside there now and continue to improve the farm. We all enjoy going back home, it is beautiful.

As we were growing up, we had a player piano. The neighbor children came and we played and sang songs. We have many good memories of our childhood. We were members of Washington Prairie Lutheran Church where Rev. Paul Koren was the pastor. Rev. Koren baptized and confirmed all of us. Anna, Thelma, Palma, Lucille, Agnes and several grandchildren were married there. We attended Sunday School there. During the summer we had several weeks of Bible School in the Lynne School with Marie Hegg as teacher. We lived about a block from the school, so we were always in a hurry to leave because we usually had a ball game going.

Hans and Marie moved into Decorah in 1948. In 1974 they entered the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah where they passed away - Marie in Feb 1975 and Hans in May 1976. They are laid to rest in the Washington Prairie Cemetery.

Partial OCR transcription, some sensitive personal information such as birth dates of people that maybe living was not transcribed. See the associated scan to compare with the published information.

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