BioM: Dietz, Ethel (1928)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 10/25/1928

Dietz, Ethel (18 OCT 1928)

The marriage of of Miss Ethel Dietz, daughter of Mrs. Selma Dietz of Spencer, Route 2 to Rev. Gustave Busse was solemnized Thursday, Oct. 18th at 2:30 P.m. in St. Matthews Lutheran Church at Marshfield. The pastor of the congregation, Rev. W. J. Ferne performed the ceremony using double ring service. A large basket of Chrysanthemums adorned the scene.

As Rev. Gerhard Nass of Merrill organist, began playing the wedding march from "Lohengrin" the bridal party entered the church.

The bride was accompanied by her grandfather William Schmidt, Milwaukee, who gave her in marriage. They were preceded by the little flower girl Geraldine Schmidt, Brookfield, Wis. and by the matron of honor Miss Mildred Speenbrecher, Milwaukee, cousin of the bride. Also by the bridesmaids, Misses Hulda Fisher of Spencer; Martha Orwich of Marshfield and Adeline Woodruff of Spencer. They were met at the chancel rail by the groom and his best man Rev. A. Diemer of Nasonville and the ushers, Prof. C. E. Wellnitz, Milwaukee, a cousin of the bride, Rev. August Draeger of Spencer and Geo. Growenow, Milwaukee. The bridesmaids were each met in turn by their partners and marched to the altar to their places.

The bride wore a gown of white flat crepe made in bodice effect with full skirt trimmed with lace and rhinestones and an embroidered tulle veil with court train, arranged in cap effect with a cornet of pearls and rhinestones. She carried a colonial bouquet of white roses.

The groom was attired in a dark suit as were the rest of his attendants.

The matron of honor wore a pink crepe frock with a large collar and carried a colonel bouquet of pink roses. The little flower girl wore pink crepe dress with large collar and carried a basket of yellow and white chrysanthemums. The bridesmaids light blue, orchid and nile green crepe de chine dresses with tight bodice and large circulating collars. Each carried a colonel bouquet of pink roses and baby breath.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride’s home which was decorated with pink and white streamers. Directly over the bride’s table a beautiful ornament attracted the eyes of all present. After the guests started to eat supper a beautiful white bell which concealed the wedding cake was raised into place. The cake was decorated with yellow rose buds and guarded by four cupids.

The Misses Malinda Krahn, Evelyn Woodkey and Martha Woodruff and Mrs. Alvin Kissinger and Mrs. Philmore Pischer waited on tables Priof. C. E. Wellnitz, magician, furnished the entertainment for the evening.

The bride after graduating from McKinley High School of Marshfield entered St. Paul Luther College. The groom, a graduate ordained minister of the St. Paul Luther Seminary of last Spring has accepted a call to Turtle Lake, N. D. where he has since been pastor. They left here Monday morning for a short trip to Iowa after which they will be at home at Turtle Lake, N. D.



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