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Pickings from the Past

June 27, 2013

by Darcy Uttech
50 years ago

Thursday, June 27, 1963

Vernon Gunderman will be ordained into the ministry of the Lutheran Church on July 7th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulda. Ordaining Mr. Gunderman will be his father-in-law, the Rev. W. A. Lorenz.

The five digit ZIP Code for Kinbrae has been set as 56148.

Muriel Ruppert and Leroy Shea were united in marriage on June 22 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Lynee Dolce and Captain Bernard Disteldorf were united in marriage on June 22 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sacramento, California.

Terry Kay Grothe and Merlin Ommen were united in marriage on June 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fulda.

Delores Connor and Craig Roesler were united in marriage on June 23 at Immanuel American Lutheran Church of Fulda.

Ardella Popken and John Johnson were united in marriage on June 21 at Immanuel American Lutheran Church of rural Fulda.

Henry W. Becker passed way on June 21 while visiting his daughter in Hastings.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene O'Niel are the parents of a son born on June 21st.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wieskus are the parents of a son, Bruce born on June 10th.

A tragedy occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway 59 when two cars collided. Driving the cars were Virgil Klosterman and Vic Hendel. Mrs. Klosterman and her mother, Mrs. Aloys Nepper died outright in the accident. Ten-year-old Donna Klosterman was also in the car and is in fair condition as is her father. Mr. and Mrs. Hendel are both in the hospital and listed in fair condition.



30 years ago

Thursday, June 30, 1983

After 26 years in the teaching and coaching professions, John Bunkers has decided to leave the field of education to enter the business world. Mr. Bunkers and his family are relocating to Watertown where he will work as a Broker for the Edward D. Jones Company.

A car, driven by Marion Frerk of Fulda, went out of control last Friday afternoon, skidding down Front Street coming to rest in the west side of Great Plains Supply building on Lafayette Avenue. The throttle of the vehicle stuck causing the car to go out of control. Mrs. Frerk was unharmed.

Rock Koepsell, 50 Fulda Elementary Physical Education teacher for the last 15 years died unexpectedly last Friday after a short stay at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

The City Slickers defeated the Farmers 4 to 3 in the donkeyball game held Tuesday evening. The donkeys behaved in true donkey form, either not moving or moving the wrong way.

The Fulda School Board has called a special meeting for June 30th to review the Community Education program.

Diane Wills and Joel Goettig were married in Sibley on June 11th.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Klein proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Kelli born June 24th. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. Anton Klein and Mr. and Mrs. Marlyn Boats.

Hannah Walther and Ken Kockelman announce their engagement. A September 3rd wedding is being planned.

Teresa Vrieze and Randy Van Dyke announce their engagement. A September 17th wedding is being planned.

Agnes J. Smith passed away on June 18th at the age of 92 years old.

Harry Amundson, Sr. passed away on June 22 unexpectedly at his home at the age of 87 years old.

Myrene Reith passed away on June 24th at the age of 56 years old.

Rock Koepsell passed away on June 24th in Rochester.



20 years ago

Wednesday, June 30, 1993

Woody Goes Country was the theme for the 1993 Wood Duck Festival with large crowds attending each event.

The Fulda Raider Marching Band leaves tomorrow for a 10 day trip to Washington D.C.

Mary Murphy and Steve Ahlers announce their engagement. A July 31st wedding at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville is being planned.

Cindy Liester and Brian Dierks were united in marriage on June 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dell Rapids, S.D.

Lisa Gerber and Randy Gronewold were united in marriage on January 2nd at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulda.

Herbert Gehl passed away on June 23rd at his home at the age of 86 years old.

Hershey District Track meet held on Saturday, June 26th.

Fulda Legion Baseball team played a double header on Monday night against Edgerton splitting wins.

The Fulda Little League won two games last week defeating Lake Wilson and Wilmont.


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