PERKINS - Ted and Jacqueline "Jackie" Bartczak recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. An anniversary church service was held for the couple June 6 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins.
Ted and the former Jackie Whitman were united in marriage June 11, 1960, at Guardian Angel Church in Crystal Falls. Attendants of the bride were her friend, Mary Fran Ballo-Southern, and the groom's sister, Gwen Bartczak-Bayerl. Standing for the groom were his friends, Tom Hank and Bill Phillips.
A wedding reception brunch was held in the couple's honor at the Westwood Super Club in Crystal Falls. A reception also took place at the home of the groom's parents, Casimir and Bertha Bartczak of Gaastra.
Jackie and Ted Bartczak 1960
Jackie attended Bay de Noc Community College and worked as a nurse's aid at various nursing homes throughout the area until her retirement. A member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins, Jackie is a 10-year American Legion Auxiliary member, a 10-year member of Terrace Bluff Golf Course; a six-year member of Superior Deer Management and an active member in Rock Ladies Card Club. Her hobbies include deer hunting, camping, golfing, playing cards, oil painting, attending country music concerts and spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ted graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1962, with a degree in Civil Engineering. Project Engineer for Michigan Department of Transportation, he retired in 1955, after 33 years of service. A member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins, Ted is a 25-year member of the Lions Club (Past King Lion, Treasurer and Trustee), a 6-year member of Superior Deer Management (an original founder, 3 years as trustee), and a 12-year Maple Ridge Township Trustee, currently Maple Ridge Township Supervisor. His hobbies include deer hunting, trapping, fishing, camping, country music concerts and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ted and Jackie are the parents of sons Todd Bartczak (fiancee Tammy Murray) of Gwinn, Terry Bartczak of Crystal Falls, and daughter Jill (Pat) Strahl of Escanaba. They also have seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ted and Jackie are planning a belated second honeymoon.