BioM: Prock, Lila (1940)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Prock, Knaack, Thur, Byse, Tews, Beyer, Wagner, Brickheimer, Sievert, Marks, Dorn, Randall, Counsell, Stricker, Pederson, Janke

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 24 Oct. 1940

Prock, Lila (Marriage - 15 Oct. 1940)

Miss Lila Prock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Prock, Owen, and Charles Knaack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Knaack, also of the city, were married Tuesday, October 15, in a single ring ceremony, which was performed by Father Brady at the Catholic Church, in the presence of 50 guests.

The bride wore a street-length dress of moss green with dark green velvet trim. She carried a beautiful bridal bouquet of roses *[portion cut off here.] blue streamers and autumn tinted foliage were used to decorate the edifice.

The bride wore a white, slipper stain gown with train, the long sleeves ending in points over the hand. Her long double cape veil hung from a cop set with pearls. She carried an arm bouquet of roses and white pompons.

Darlene Thur, dressed in blue brocaded taffeta, a sister of the groom, acted as maid of honor. Miss Grace Byse, gowned in pink taffeta, and Miss Edna Tews, who wore aqua taffeta, were bridesmaids. All of the attendants carried bouquets of yellow and lavender chrysanthemums and white pompoms, and each wore white pompoms in her hair.

Harold Thur, a cousin of the groom, acted as best man, the other attendants being Walter Beyer and Carl Wagner, all wearing pink carnations boutonnières, the groom’s flowers being white carnations. Alvin Thur of Minneapolis, dressed in a navy blue suit, acted as ring bearer. The flower girl, Arlene Brickheimer of Marshfield, was dressed in white slipper satin, with three long ribbons in the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses, tied about the waist. She carried a white basket of flowers.

The mothers of the bride and groom were dressed in black crepe and wore corsages of rubrum lilies.

Erich Sievert played the wedding march and acted as accompanist for Miss Leona Marks, who sang, "Because."

A reception and dinner at the home of the bride followed the ceremony, places being laid for 45 guests. Mrs. Lowell Dorn, Mrs. Allen Randall and Misses Ila Counsell and Verna Stricker, classmates of the bride, were the waitresses, the color scheme of the home decorations being pink and white. A large wedding cake was used as a centerpiece at he brides tables.

Mrs. Thur was graduated from the Neillsville high school and the teacher training department. Since completing that course she has taught in the rural schools of the county, at present being the instructor at Blackberry School. She is possessed of many beautiful traits of character. For several years she acted as pianist in the Methodist Church here and also worked in other departments of that church. Naturally gifted in home arts, she is particularly well fitted to assume the duties of caring for a household.

Mr. Thur was graduated from the Fairchild High School. He is a capable young farmer in that community, where the couple will make their home.

Out of town guest at the wedding included: Mr. and Mrs. Truman Pederson of Owen and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Brickheimer of Marshfield, the women being sisters of the bride; her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Beyer of Athens; the groom’s sister and brother, Mrs. Alvin Janke, her husband and children, and Irvin Thus, his wife and children, all of Minneapolis.



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