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Transcribed biography of Vnuk


Hi, my name is David Vnuk, this is my wife Mary Jo and our son Aaron. My wife and I moved to Porty County in December of 1968. Prior to that we lived in Wisconsin all our lives. I was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, went to school there and graduated from high school in 1959. I went to the University of Wisconsin Extension Center for one and one half years and then enlisted in the Air Force. I was stationed in Texas most of the time but did spend one and one half years in Turkey. During my service I attended classes at San Angelo State College. Upon discharge from service I returned to Manitowoc and was employed as a computer programmer for a local company where my wife also was employed. I'll let my wife tell you about herself.

Hi! I was born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin and went to school there and graduated from high school in 1965. That summer I entered our local Miss Two Rivers pagent and finished first runner-up in the competition. After one year at college I became employed at the same office where my husband worked. We were married on October 19, 1968 and moved to Valparaiso in December. My husband became employed at Midwest Steel Corporation which was how we happened to move here. The following January I started working at Northern Indiana Bank and Trust Company where I worked until I retired recently to start our family. Our son Aaron was born in November of 1974 and we are so excited about being parents and hope to have more children.

My husband has always been active in bowling and softball so one of the first things he did was sign up to bowl in the local leagues and play softball in the park district's fast pitch league, where he's played for a number of years.

About three years after we moved here we began to become involved in organizations and clubs. Dave joined Knights of Columbus and held one of the offices during 1974-75. Since we married and moved he took up golfing and plays on Midwest Steels league and was secretary of the league during its 1974 season. He recently joined the Elks Club and likes it very much because we've met new friends and always have a great time at their dances and dinners.

I joined the Oasis Club of St. Pauls about three years after we moved and held the office of treasurer during the 1972-73 year. I also have joined K of C wives and am treasurer for 1975-76. I can't seem to get away from that job.

Both my husband and myself are very active in St. Paul's Catholic Church. My husband is lector and commentator and I am a song leader and I count Sunday collection once in a while. The banking experience really helps here.

We've enjoyed living here because the snow isn't quite so deep in the winter and the weather is much warmer in the summer than where we came from. The people here are friendly. Also, living in Northern Indiana we have easy access to four other states if we wish to travel anywhere.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 172

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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