Viola M. (1940)
Surnames: KLARICH GEMMEKE PODOBNIK JIRAS GAWLIK
----Sources: : Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 11/07/1940
Gemmeke, Viola M. (29 OCT 1940)
St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) was the scene of the wedding at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 29, 1940, of Miss Viola Marie Gemmeke, daughter of George Gemmeke Jr. of Greenwood, and Joseph W. Klarich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Klarich of Willard. The Rev John J. Novak heard the vows.
The bride appeared in a dress of white net and lace, with a sweetheart neckline, long train, and sleeves ending in points over the wrists. A pearl tiara held her matching finger-tip veil. She carried a prayer book and a bridal bouquet of chrysanthemums and white roses.
The bride’s sister, Miss Geraldine Gemmeke, chose a geranium pink gown with square neckline, a full skirt, and puffed sleeves. White chrysanthemums tied with white and silver ribbons fashioned her bouquet. Other attendants were Mrs. William Klarich, matron of honor, and Miss Louise Gawlik, cousin of the bride., and Miss Mary Podobnik, bridesmaids. They were gowned in aqua taffeta, made on the order of the maid of honor’s dress, and carried bouquets similar to hers. All three attendants were veils caught to white chrysanthemum headdresses tied with silver ribbons.
Tony Jiras, friend of the groom, attended him as best man. Little William Klarich, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearer.
Following the ceremony, a dinner was served to immediate relatives, and a 6 o’clock reception was held for friends at the home of the bride’s father.
Mr. and Mrs. Klarich will reside on the bridegroom’s farm at Willard, route 1, upon their return from a wedding trip to Chicago and Peoria.
The wedding dance was held Tuesday evening at the Willard Catholic Hall.
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