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  • Recognizing One of Minnesota’s Finest Families

    by Representative Tom Emmer

    Posted on 2015-12-03

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    EMMER of minnesota in the house of representatives Thursday, December 3, 2015 Mr. EMMER of Minnesota. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor all Minnesotans, and all Americans, who served in World War II, and I would like to recognize the service of one Minnesota family in particular.

    In 1885, Carl Nolte moved to Martin County, Minnesota with his wife Louise. They had twelve children and numerous grandchildren.

    Many years after the Nolte family first came to Minnesota; an impressive thirty-six members of the family joined the armed forces and served in World War II.

    Fortunately, all thirty-six family members survived the war. However, both Earle Nolte, son of Fred Nolte, and Reinhardt Wessel, son of Amanda Nolte Wessel, were wounded during their service.

    It is often said that those who served in World War II belong to the ``Greatest Generation.'' I believe that the heroism and the dedication that this family demonstrated prove this to be true.

    I would like to thank this family for their service to our nation and I would also like to wish one of them a very happy birthday. This week, Loren Wessel of Truman, Minnesota, turned ninety-six years old. Happy Birthday Loren.


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