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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Determination and Perseverance

Keith Thomas & Dorothy Lillian Koeller Roesch wedding picture July 18, 1934. 

Keith was a well-known farmer and had an outstanding purebred Holstein herd.  He was the first president of the Lancaster, Wisconsin Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.  At the age of 35, he was stricken with polio and spent some time in an iron lung; however, he continued to farm in spite of any disabilities.  

When he got polio the doctors said he would never walk again.  But he said he would walk and he worked until he could. At one time he even walked with a cane. Nothing was ever to hard for him to overcome. 

Besides hunting, milking cows and putting in crops he had a large garden he tended. He loved to go in the garden and sit on the ground and weed it while eating radish and onions.  He was known for his determination and ability to overcome all obstacles.

An avid sportsman, he loved to hunt and trap and was a lifetime member of the National Trappers Association. 

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