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ANNIVERSARY: Ella and Bill Kolbe

Ella (Harju) Kolbe and Bill D. Kolbe exchanged wedding vows and rings on their 64th wedding anniversary on the banks of the San Marcos River, Texas, with Rev. Nell Linebarger officiating.

They were married May 20, 1950, in St. Alban’s Church, Superior.

Ella was a 1949 graduate of UW-Superior. Bill graduated in 1950.

Their children are Del (Janice) Kolbe, of San Francisco, Calif., and Austin, Texas; Jill (Mike) Bamer of Austin, Texas and Val (Greg) Graves of Minneapolis, Minn.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Bill retired as an art professor from Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State) in San Marcos.

Ella retired from Bruce Smith Elementary. She taught gifted and advanced students in grades 3-5.