60 YEARS

Elsie and Gene Matthewson

ORFORDVILLE—Elsie and Roland (Gene) Matthewson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and bridal party hosted by their children at the Butterfly Club in Beloit.

Roland Eugene (Gene) Matthewson and Elsie Mae Olmstead were married July 27, 1957, at Luther Valley Lutheran Church. Roland was employed for 42 years and retired from Beloit Corp. in 1993. Elsie was employed 11 years at Freeman Shoe Corp., 12 years at Garrigan Law Firm, and 20 years at Beloit Post Office, from where she retired in 1994.

Their family includes their two children, Susan (Brent) Yonke, Milton, and Duane (Michelle) Matthewson, Orfordville. They also have six grandchildren: Carrie (Ajay), Matthew (Chelsea), Brittany, Brianna (Zachary), Patrick and Cassidy; and two great-grandchildren, Zoey and Joe.

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