Archive for Thursday, December 27, 2001

Wingebachs celebrate 50th anniversary

December 27, 2001

Raymond and Dorothy Wingebach, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception following 5 p.m. mass Saturday, Dec. 29, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 820 Birch Street, Eudora.

The couple were married Dec. 29, 1951, in Pittsburg.

Raymond graduated from St. Mary's High School in Pittsburg in 1944. He worked for Frisco Railroad until he was drafted in January 1945. He was discharged from the service in November 1946. He attended the Kansas City School of Watchmaking and Jewelry Repair and worked for jewelry stores in Rich Hill, Mo., and Pittsburg. In 1951, he went to work for the Kansas Ordnance Plant in Parsons. In 1954, he began working for CFCA in Lawrence. He retired in 1989.

Dorothy graduated from College High at KSTC in Pittsburg in 1945. She worked for Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator for 10 years. She was employed as a telephone operator at Hercules Ordnance from 1965 to 1968. In 1980, she began working for King Radio. She retired in 1990.

The couple have four children, Linda Sommer and John Wingebach, both of Lawrence; and Tom Wingebach and Chuck Wingebach, both of Eudora; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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