Nancy Ann (1968)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Stewaret, Strohkirch, Luetkehoelter, Hansen, Brock, Braun, Gay, Gipp, Rittenhouse, Okonski, Mathewson
----Sources: Scrap book three: by Gertrude Wittlinger Becker
Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath
Stewart, Nancy Ann (Marriage - 24 Aug. 1948)
Miss Nancy Ann Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Stewart, route 1, Withee, selected a floor-length gown of French lace and detachable watteau train of net, for her marriage, Saturday, Aug. 24, to John Clarence Strohkirch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Strohkirch of Owen, Wis.
The wedding took place in the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee, with the pastor, the Rev. H. W. Luetkehoelter, officiating at the 3 p.m. ceremony in which Miss Stewart was given in marriage by her father.
Mrs. Bonnie Hansen, Withee, was organist and Mrs. Diane Brock came from Eau Claire to be soloist.
The bride’s gown was complemented by a fingertip veil of silk illusion secured to a forward lace rosette headpiece centered with a pearl studded taffeta bow. White glamellias, centered by sweetheart roses, and ivy made up her cascade bouquet.
Attendants - Miss Sheila Stewart, Withee, maid of honor; Mrs. Jane Becker, Owen; Mrs. Patricia Braun, Medford, and Miss Shirley Gay, Marshfield, bridesmaids, were seen in floor length sheaths of taffeta and satin. Matching pink satin pillbox headpieces held their short bouffant veils.
The maid of honor carried a lace fan featuring a cluster of lilies, white sweetheart roes and ivy, and the bridesmaids, a fan with a cluster of the lilies, white pompons and ivy.
In the groom’s party were Clifton Gipp, Dorchester, as best man, and Otto L. Becker, Owen; Clayton W. Braun, Medford, and Jack Rittenhouse, Owen, groomsmen. Maurice Okonski and Jeffrey J. Mathewson did ushering duties.
After the church services, a wedding reception followed at the Meadowview Country Club in Owen, Wis.
Mrs. Strohkirch is a 1964 graduate of the Owen-Withee High School. She attended Wisconsin State University- River Falls, for a year and completed a one year secretarial course at the Vocational, Technical and Adult Education School at Eau Claire. She has been employed by Thorp Finance Corp. in Thorp.
The groom also a graduated in 1964 from Owen-Withee High School and is now in his final year of study at the Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire.
After a honeymoon to Michigan, the newlyweds will reside in Eau Claire at 440 Union St.
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