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Mauliks celebrate 60 years
May 31, 2013 - From staff reports
Lewis and Carol Maulik celebrated 60 years of marriage Friday, May 24.
The two Riverton natives were childhood sweethearts with their courtship blossoming on the school bus. At the age of 17, Carol Olson, the daughter of Oscar and Anna Olson, became engaged to Lewis Maulik, the son of Laura and Archie Maulik.
In the year following his high school graduation, Lewis received his draft notice.
They were married three days later after Carol's graduation on Sunday, May 24, 1953, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The couple was attended by their friends, Ruth Kehm Portschy and Ray Poffenroth. They honeymooned in the Black Hills.
In 1955 Lewis was hired as an apprentice electrician by Hoffman Electric.
He worked for Howard Hoffman for 17 years, earning his journeyman's and master's licenses. In 1973, when Howard retired, Lewis and Carol purchased the business from him. Lewis and Carol have worked side by side in the business since its purchase.
The couple's three children and their spouses are Joyce and Kraig Skaggs, Doug and Jerri Maulik, and Mitch and Terri Maulik.
Their grandchildren are Devan and Chloe Skaggs, Jillian Lewis and her husband Nick, and David Maulik and his wife Marta.
They were blessed this year with their first great-grandchild, Doug Lewis.