Helen #2 (1940)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Stecker, Prestin, Hardrath, Goetz
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 01 August 1940
Stecker, Helen (27 JUL 1940)
At a pretty wedding celebrated at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Riplinger, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Miss Helen Stecker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Stecker, Riplinger, became the bride of Robert Prestin, Riplinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Prestin, Abbotsford, Wis. The Rev. Franklin Albrecht read the nuptials at the altar which was adorned with cut flowers.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, was gowned in white satin which buttoned to the waist with a lace yoke and queen Anne collar. The sleeves had lace inserts and came to a point over her hand. Her veil was edged in lace and fell into a long train from a tiara of seed pearls and orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of roses and baby breath.
Mrs. Fred Hardrath, sister of the bride, was matron of honor and wore a floor length gown of pink silk marquisette with matching veil and headdress. Miss Violet Goetz, cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid and wore a floor length gown of blue silk marquisette with matching veil and headdress. Both attendants wore gold crosses and wrist corsages.
Harold Preston, brother of the groom, acted as best man, and Walter Stecker, brother of the bride was groomsman. Mr. Prestin and his attendants wore dark suits with white pom poms, asters as boutonnieres.
The bridal party approached the altar as the "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin was played by Miss Bertha Hardrath.
A 6 o’clock wedding dinner was served in the church parlors to immediate relatives and friends. Decorations were carried out in a color scheme of white, pink and light blue. A large wedding cake centered the bridal table.
Out of town guests included Mrs. Fred Rienow and daughter Doris, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Art Bosman and Bert Daul, Marshfield; Miss Margie son Perle, Prentice; Mr. and Mrs. Hil Meacham, Spencer; Miss Virginia Reel, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goetz and family, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hardrath, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Prestin and son Harold, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Prestin Sr., Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. August Gosse, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. William Brunner and daughter Delores, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Brunner, Whittlesey; Miss Evelyn Brunner, Milwaukee; Mrs. Art Zimdars, Milwaukee.
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