A large crowd gathered Saturday evening to help Bill & Shirley Nitz celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary & 100 years of the Nitz farmstead. A beef dinner was served by Jackie & Dean Martin.
Bill & Shirley were married November 6,1965 at St. Francis Xavier church, Anamoose. They have 2 sons, Scott (Kim) & Kelly (Chris), both of Harvey, & 1 daughter, Marla (Rick) of Velva & 8 grandchildren.
The event took place at their new 70 by 60 ft. shop/storage building that was just competed by Becker Construction. The steel building has an electrically heated floor as well as a propane heater, so it is nice & comfortable when they work on their machinery in the winter.
The farmstead was purchased by Frank Nitz who came from Nassau, Minnesota, 100 years ago. The 5th generation is now involved in the farming, as several of the grandsons help in the summer.
There was a yellow upholstered chair sitting in the shop area. When I asked Kelly about it he said he brought it to the farm to be thrown out, but his dad saw it & brought it into the shop. Bill likes to sit there, relax, & watch the boys work. Now that is a way to enjoy retirement!