BioM: Humke, Ruth (1944)
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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/07/1944

Humke, Ruth (24 AUG 1944)

During a double ring ceremony at 2 o’clock on Thursday, August 24th, 1944, at the West Side Immanuel Reformed Church, Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), Miss Ruth Humke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Humke Sr., Greenwood, became the bride of Delmar Toburen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Toburen of Greenwood. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. P.H. Franzmeier before an altar banked with gladioli, dahlias and asters. During the ceremony, Elsie and Beatrice Steiger, dressed in white formals, sang "Oh Promise Me" and "I Love Your Truly." They were accompanied by Mrs. Franzmeier who also played the wedding marches.

The bride, attired in a long white satin gown with lace insertions and long sleeves pointed at the wrist and wearing a fingertip veil with a crown of beads, was attended by Mrs. Dolores Goger, sister of the groom, as maid of honor. She wore a pink chiffon formal with a pink net bonnet. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Shirley Humke, sister-in-law of the bride, and Mrs. Edna Bauer, friends of the bride and groom. They were dressed in blue chiffon with blue net bonnets. The bride’s bouquet consisted of white gladioli and her attendants carried bouquets of pink gladioli and white asters.

The groom wearing a brown suit, was attended by Mr. John Goger as best man and Irvin Humke and Mr. Franklin Bauer as groomsmen. They wore white aster boutonnieres.

The mothers of the bride and groom wore silk jersey dresses and corsages of tea roses and pom-pom asters.

Harvey and Paul Humke, brothers of the bride, acted as ushers. They wore teal blue trousers and brown coats.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. Tables were set for 200 relatives and friends. The room was decorated with white, pink and blue streamers with a white wedding bell in the center, a large three tiered wedding cake formed the centerpiece for the bride’s table.

That evening a wedding dance was held at the Merry Ol’ Gardens at Longwood.

The bride graduated from the Greenwood High School in 1936 and from Teachers Training in Neillsville in 1937. The groom graduated from the Greenwood High School in 1935. For the past seven years the bride has taught in rural schools and will teach the coming year in the Kippenhan School.

After a week’s wedding trip on Lake Katherine near Minocqua they will reside on the groom’s farm west of Greenwood.

Relatives from way who attended the wedding were: Rev. and Mrs. P.H. Franzmeier and family, New Albin, Iowa; Billy and Carmen Schweinler, Birmingham, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. John Goger and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Fulsang and family, and Mr. Robert Fulsang, Chicago; Mr. Gust Toburen, Wausau; Mrs. Louis Slock and family and Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Steiger, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bauer, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Spindler, Stratford; and Mr. and Mrs. bill Vanderhyden of Thorp.

The Gleaner joins their many local friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for many years of happy married life.



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