Persinger — 70th
WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Donald and Gloria Persinger celebrated their 70th anniversary June 3 at Newinghams Supper Club in Wausaukee.
The hall was decorated with sapphire- and diamond-colored floral arrangements.
More than 100 friends and family joined them from around the U.S., including guests from North Carolina, Florida, lower Michigan and Maine.
Glenn Zwengle gave the welcome while Robert Schieble, Gloria’s nephew, was the commentator for the evening.
In addition to being an anniversary party, Don and Gloria were also celebrating their 90th birthdays.
Gloria Schieble was born July 11, 1927, in Milwaukee and Donald Persinger was born Aug. 12, 1927, in Everton, Mo.
Gloria worked in Milwaukee, including some modeling work for Advance Photo. In October 1945, she picked a tall red-haired sailor out of a group of about 60 at a roller rink in Milwaukee. He was the man for her.
The couple was married March 22, 1947, in San Diego, where Don was stationed on returning from occupation of Japan.
After his discharge, they moved back to Milwaukee. He taught for 31 years at Milwaukee Boys Tech High School, remaining friends with many of his students, some of whom attended their anniversary party and gave moving tributes.
Upon retirement, they moved to the Amberg, Wis., area where they presently reside.
Their involvement in the community gained them many friends who helped to make their day special.
The Rev. James Burke and his wife honored them with a special song.
The Brilliant Red Jewels of the North brought dessert along with her niece, Joan Brandt, making the day a sweet event for everyone.