Interview with Reuben and Joyce Bebler

[Editor's note: this interview might not have ever taken place. All we have at the Historical Society are the forms that each of the Beblers filled out in preparation for the interview. This information is given below.]

Lutheran Home, Napoleon, Ohio, December 21, 2005

Joyce Alva Bebler, female, Caucasian. Maiden name was Miller. She was born May 8, 1926 in Wells, Minnesota. Her father was Walter Miller and her mother was Alma Courrier. Joyce dropped out of school in the 8th grade to help take care of the family. She married Reuben Bebler on October 8, 1948. Joyce had work experience at JC Penney in Minnesota and Wisconsin, working with the company for several years. She also worked in a bank in New Breghton, Minnesota.

Lutheran Home, Napoleon, Ohio, December 21, 2005

Reuben E. Bebler, male, caucasian, was born July 19, 1924 in Wells, Minnesota, the son of Emil H. Bebler and Alvina Beckman. He married Joyce Miller on October 8, 1948. Reuben attended high school in Wells, Minnesota, from 1938 to 1942 and received a diploma. He graduated from Mankato S. Union Lakeland College as an ordained minister. He farmed for six years and was the minister of St. John United Church of Christ in Holgate, Ohio, until retiring in 1987. He is a veteran of World War II, having served in the Merchant Fleet.