BioM: Koller, Ruth Marie (1953)
Contact:  Ken Wood


----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.)Wednesday, April 22, 1953; Page 15

Koller, Ruth Marie (Marriage - April 11, 1953)

Severance-Koller: Of interest to their friends in this area is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Ruth Marie Koller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Koller, West Bend, and John Merrill Severance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Della Severance, Neillsville, Wis.

The double-ring ceremony was performed in the Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend, on Saturday, April 11, with the Rev. Fr. Dooley officiating.

A white satin gown with a beaded lace bodice and fitted sleeves was worn by the bride. Her veil (was) of finger-tip length and she carried a bouquet of white roses.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Miss Lois Koller. She wore an orchid net over satin taffeta gown. An aqua gown similar in design to Miss Killer's was selected by Miss Rita Bottleman, a cousin of the bride, for her role as bridesmaid. Miss Dorothy Severance, the groom's sister, in a yellow frock was junior bridesmaid. They all carried bouquets of painted carnations.

Best man was Allen Vandernack and Henry Rosin was groomsman, and Robert Bottleman and Kenneth Brown, West Bend, served as ushers.

Numerous guests from Milwaukee, West Bend, Granton and Neillsville were present at the reception which followed the ceremony in the home of the bride's parents.

Upon their return from their honeymoon trip to Niagra Falls, New York, and New Jersey, the newlyweds will reside in West Bend.


----Sources: Clark Co. Press, 23 Apr 1953, pg. 7

John Severance Takes a Bride at West Bend

The marriage of Miss Ruth Marie Koller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Koller of West Bend, to John Merrill Severance, son of Mrs. Delia Severance of Neillsville, took place in the Holy Angels Catholic church at West Bend on Saturday, April 11.

At the home of the bride's parents, dinner was served at noon to attendants, friends and relatives, and from three until eight o'clock in the evening a reception was given, which about 50 guests from Milwaukee attended.

The young couple are now on a honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls, New York, and New Jersey.  After their return they will reside at West Bend.



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