BioM: Bonk, Lillian (1938)

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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/16/1938

Bonk, Lillian (1 JUN 1938)

A charming wedding was solemnized on Wednesday, June 1, 1938, at 10 a.m., when Miss Lillian Bonk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bonk of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Frank Pietrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pietrick of Royalton, Minn.

The ceremony took place in St. Hedwig’s Church at Throp and was performed by Rev. Father F.A. Kulig, an uncle of the groom. The church was decorated with white and pink gladiolas and palms.

The bride was beautifully gowned in white satin and lace with a long train. In her hand she carried a white prayer book with sprays of lilies of the valley tied with ribbon, streamers and myrtle.

As the bridal couple approached the altar, they knelt at the foot of the railing and received the blessing of their parents.

Four attendants waited upon the bride. Miss Pietrick, a sister of the groom, was the maid of honor, dressed in a pale pink net dress and carrying a bouquet of lilies of the valley and roses. The bride’s three sisters from Chicago, the Misses Mathilda, Marie and Clara Bonk, acted as bridesmaids. All three wore white net dresses and carried bouquets of pink roses and baby breath.

The groom had his three brothers, Albert, Ramon and Fred Pietrick, for his attendants. All were attired in navy blue.

A white rug and palms donated by the St. Hedwig’s Girls club added much to the beauty of the decorations. As the couple marched down the aisle, following the ceremony, a large bouquet of flowers was lowered from a chair, signifying the loss of a member.

Miss Bonk was a very active member of the St. Hedwig’s Girls Club and for the past year has been secretary of the club. She also belonged to the Junior choir.

Songs during the mass were sung by Mrs. Frances Neiman, accompanied by Mrs. Stanley Neiman and by the Junior choir.

The above was a history making wedding in splendor, beauty and attendance. The bride being popular in the young social circle of St. Hedwig’s Church filled joy and satisfaction at the presence at the mammoth crow of friends and relatives, who were present at the ceremony.

A reception was held at the home of the bride’s brother, Ed Bonk, in the town of Reseburg, attended by near relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Pietrick have left on a honeymoon trip through the Eastern states. After their return they will make their home on the groom’s farm in Royalton, Minn.



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