Glenzers celebrate 50 years together



After tying the knot 50 years ago during the infamous Ice Bowl, Rick and Nancy Glenzer are still grateful to have each other, as well as their four children, and twin grandsons. The couple has lived all over the world, which is reflected by a map and pin board in their Holcombe home. The two say they love their community and would not want to live anywhere else. (Photo by Ginna Young)

There are probably few Green Bay Packers fans alive who don’t remember or know of the aptly named Ice Bowl played at Lambeau Field. For Holcombe residents Rick and Nancy Glenzer, the 1967 NFL championship game between the Packers and Dallas Cowboys is one they’ll never forget.

At a ceremony in Chicago, Ill., the couple tied the knot that New Year’s Eve, as the green and gold notched their third consecutive title Dec. 31, 1967. As with the sub zero game, the wedding didn’t go off without a few glitches.

Although his grandparents made the trip from their farm in Owen, Rick’s grandfather held up the nuptials while at a nearby motel.

“My grandfather caused the wedding to be late, because he wouldn’t leave,” said Rick. “He was listening to the game.”

See Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more on this story. Newspapers can be purchased at our Cadott office or Cornell office.

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