KOUDELKA GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
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[Source: Belleville, Illinois newspaper clipping]

 Mr. and Mrs. K. Koudelka Celebrate Their Golden Wedding Anniversary

 

Mr. and Mrs. KARL KOUDELKA [MARIE, nee VALTA/WALTA], of 4925 West Main Street, will observe their golden wedding anniversary Friday, February 2, [1940].  The event was celebrated last Saturday evening when their children surprised them in their home by entertaining relatives and friends.  Music was the feature of entertainment with the celebrant's grandsons, JERRY KOUDELKA and JERRY BENISH, the musicians.  The home was made festive with many flowers which with numerous other gifts were presented the couple in honor of the jubilee.  A delicious supper was served with a huge wedding cake forming the centerpiece for the table.
 
Attending the celebration were Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES SCHIELD, Sr.; Mr. and Mrs. DAN KOUDELKA, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK KOUDELKA, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK WALTA, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES SCHIELD, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. JERRY KOUDELKA; Mrs. ROSE LIDISKY[nee VALTA/WALTA]; Mrs. ELIZABETH SOUKUP [nee VALTA/WALTA]; Mr. and Mrs. TONY SVACIL; Mr. and Mrs. FRANK SEDLACEK; Mr. and Mrs. JOE KOUDELKA; Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM BERANEK, JOHN SCHIELD, HELEN SCHIELD, LESLIE KOUDELKA, HILDA DEIBLE, NORMA JEAN KOUDELKA, MILTON KOUDELKA, TONY WALTA, JERRY BENISH, JEROME SVACIL, RONIE SCHIELD, MELVIN SCHIELD, and Mr. and Mrs. KARL KOUDELKA.

Mr. and Mrs. KOUDELKA were both born in Czechoslovakia, and were married there February 2, 1890.  Mrs. Koudelka was born June 16, 1871, her maiden name being Mary WALTA.  Mr. Koudelka was 74 years old last November 2 [abt. 1865].  The couple came to Belleville in 1904 and Mr. Koudelka worked in the mines in this vicinity until his retirement some years ago.

Children of the couple are DAN KOUDELKA, of North Forty-fifth Street; Mrs. CHARLES SCHIELD, Sr. of Swansea; JOE KOUDELKA, of Chicago; Mrs. FRANK SEDLACEK, of Taylorville, Ill.; and FRANK KOUDELKA, of Swansea.  There are 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  The health of both Mr. and Mrs. Koudelka is excellent.
 

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