Ethel Vernice (1944)
Surnames: Kauffman, Van Sleet, Lang, Frome, Van Slett, Leichtnam, Blanchard, Fink, Mews
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 22 Jun 1944
Kauffman, Ethel Vernice (Marriage - 14 June 1944)
Ethel Vernice Kauffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kauffman of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, and Arthur Van Slett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Slett were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby on Wednesday, June 14th, at 9:00 A.M., Rev. L. J. Lang officiating. Mrs. Edwin Frome, Jr., sister of the bride, was matron of honor and the bridesmaids were Bernice Van Slett, sister of the groom, and Betty Leichtnam, a friend of the bride. The groom was attended by Edwin Frome, Jr., as best man, and Joseph and Charles Van Slett, brothers of the groom. Ruth Blanchard, niece of the groom, was flower bearer and Allen Kauffman, brother of the bride, was ring bearer.
The bride was attired in a white gown designed with a sweetheart neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. The long-waisted dress had a lace bodice and a skirt of white net over crepe. Her tulle veil had lace inserts in the train and the headdress was of seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of red roses and orange blossoms and a white prayer book, and wore pearls, a gift of the groom. Mrs. Frome wore a pink dress styled similar to that of the bride’s. Miss Van Slett and Miss Leichtnam, the bridesmaids, wore blue and yellow respectively, styled similar to that of the bride. All three wore corsages of gladiolas.
After the ceremony, a breakfast was served at the home of the groom’s sister, Mrs. George Blanchard, at Colby, Wis. Forty guests attended the 3:00 o’clock dinner and reception held that afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents in Abbotsford and a wedding dance was given at Wiedenhoeft’s pavilion in the evening.
Out of town people here for the wedding were Mrs. Bertha Fink of Eagle, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Frome, Jr., of Gardine, Calif., Mrs. Elmo Van Slett of Wausau, First Sgt. and Mrs. Frances Van Slett of Ft. Riley, Kan., and Ruth Mews of Marshfield.
After a wedding trip to Northern Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Van Slett will be at home to friends on a farm at Unity after June 21st. For the past three years, Mrs. Van Slett had been employed at the Northland Henneries at Abbotsford, Wis.
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