BioM: Switzer, Ruth M. (1938)

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Surnames: Radke, Switzer, Whitenack, Antilla

----Sources: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/14/1938

Switzer, Ruth M. (7 JUL 1938)

Carl Radke, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Radke, former residents of this city (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.), was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Marie Switzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.D. Switzer of Sagola, in a pretty ceremony which took place a week ago today at the home of the bride’s parents.

The double ring service was read by the Rev. James B. Murray, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, before a fireplace transformed into an improvised altar. Tall green and white candles were placed on the sides of the fireplace which was banked with ferns and peonies in full bloom.

Preceding the service, Miss Dorothy Whitenack sang, "Oh Promise Me," accompanied at the piano by Miss Vivian Antilla. Miss Antilla then played the bridal chorus from Lohengrin as the wedding march, and as the bride descended the stairs, three flower girls draped lengths of satin ribbon to and from an aisle to the altar. The bride walked through the aisle to the fireplace, where the bridegroom and attendants took their places. Miss Switzer was given in marriage by her father.

The bride was attired in a gown of cream satin worn under redingote of white lace. She carried an arm bouquet of talisman roses and baby’s breath and had a wreath of white sweet peas in her hair.

Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served to 28 guests.

Bouquets of garden flowers, carrying out a scheme of pink and white, were used throughout the home.

Mr. and Mrs. Radke left by automobile shortly after the service on a visit to Wisconsin cities. They will be at home in Sagola after July 14th.



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