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Good For You

By NOVA BEALL, Times Staff Writer
Published December 12, 2007


William "Bill" and Del-Ann Wenzelburger of Largo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary early. Their children took them on a family vacation to Williamsburg, Va., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and a party was held Oct. 21 at the Sirata Resort Hotel, St. Pete Beach, with family and friends.

A St. Louis native, Mrs. Wenzelburger moved to St. Petersburg in 1955 and graduated from Northeast High School two years later. The same year, she was Miss Missouri in St. Petersburg's Festival of States.

The Wenzelburgers were married Oct. 16, 1957, at Grace Evangelical Reform Church, St. Louis, and came here in 1959.

Mr. Wenzelburger was hired by the St. Petersburg Times in 1970 and worked as the production maintenance manager. He retired in 1997.

Mrs. Wenzelburger has worked for the city of St. Petersburg as a school crossing guard since 1973. She's been a supervisor since 1989, and is still working.

Mr. Wenzelburger is a member of St. Petersburg Masonic Lodge 139 and Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa.

The couple has four children, David, Jeffrey, Denise and Robert, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

To submit an item, write to Nova Beall, 710 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Fax to 727 445-4119 or e-mail

[Last modified December 11, 2007, 22:42:35]

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