Generations of Love

"Generations of Love," program folder, St. Lorenz Ladies Aid-Missionary Guild Mother Daughter Banquet, 13 May 1991.
Wilfred and Olga (Stern) Bernthal, 18 May 1924. Generations of Love, St. Lorenz Ladies’ Aid-Missionary Guild Mother Daughter Banquet,  brochure cover, 13 May 1991.

Grandma and Grandpa Bernthal’s wedding portrait graced the brochure cover for the St. Lorenz Ladies’ Aid-Missionary Guild Mother Daughter Banquet held on May 13th, 1991. The theme was “Generations of Love.” The program brochure contained the following:

“Pictured on their wedding day of May 18, 1924 are Wilfred and Olga nee Stern Bernthal. Mr. and Mrs. Bernthal, who will be married 67 years this Saturday, are believed to be the longest married couple at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.”[1]

We did not know it then, but that was to be the last wedding anniversary Grandma and Grandpa would celebrate together.

Source

[1] Generations of Love, St. Lorenz Ladies’ Aid-Missionary Guild Mother Daughter Banquet, program brochure, St. Lorenz Lutheran Church (Frankenmuth, Michigan), 13 May 1991, p. 1.

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