BioM: Kitzhaber, Lorraine E. (1946)
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----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 06/22/1946

Kitzhaber, Lorraine E. (19 JUN 1946)

In a Nuptial High Mass read by the Rev. Fr. Novak at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), on Wednesday, June 19, 1946, Miss Lorraine E. Kitzhaber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Kitzhaber, became the bride of Michael Klapatauskas Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Klapatauskas Sr., of Thorp. The C.Y.O. choir to which the bride belonged, furnished the music. The double ring ceremony was performed before an altar banked with cut flowers.

The bride chose as her wedding gown white faille taffeta, with sweetheart neckline, three-quarter length sleeves, and a basque bodice with tiny buttons to the waist in the back, and a full skirt. Her full-length veil was of illusion edged with lace and caught to a crown of seed pearls. Her jewelry was a three strand pearl necklace, a gift from the groom, and she carried a bouquet of red roses and a white rosary, a gift from the groom.

The maid of honor, Miss Delores Kitzhaber of Chicago, sister of the bride, wore a blue gown styled with a ruffled sweetheart neckline and an organdy bodice and marquisette skirt. The bridesmaid, Miss Francis Klapatauskas, sister of the groom, wore a pink gown designed with a key hole neckline, lace bodice and net skirt. They each carried a bouquet of mixed flowers and wore silver necklaces, gifts from the bride.

The groom’s attendants were Edward Gregesnet of Willard and Irwin Hoesley of Chicago.

Breakfast was served to the bridal party and dinner and supper were served to about 75 relatives and friends at the home of the bride’s parents, which was decorated with white and pink and blue streamers. A three-tier wedding cake formed the centerpiece for the bride’s table.

The bride is a graduate of the Greenwood High School with the class of 1944 and for the past year has been employed as cashier at the Farmer Store in Greenwood.

The groom receive his honorable discharge at Great Lakes on March 21, 1946, after having served 30 months with the U.S.N.R., 23 months of the time being spent overseas in Guam, New Guinea, Marshall Islands, the Philippines, Okinawa, the Carolinas and Hawaiian Islands. A wedding dance was given at the Merry Ol’ Gardens in Longwood. The couple are spending their honeymoon in northern Wisconsin.

Out of town guests were Misses Martha and Josephine Klapatauskas, Kathleen Hoesley, Chicago; Mrs. Ahtloff and son, Henry, and daughter, Mrs. Wilfred Hundt of Bangor; and Miss Mary Ellen Condon of Chancey.



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