BioM: Prange, Hildegard Gertrude #2 (1945)
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Surnames: Prange, Augustine, Hoffmann, Ramker, Baumgart, Zettler, Sill, Hanson, Kuchmickel, Burkhardt, Schultz, Goodell, Sachse, Kowalk, Marx, Weller

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/28/1945

Prange, Hildegard Gertrude (Marriage - 20 June 1945)

Miss Hildegard Gertrude Prange, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Prange of Unity, and Mrs. Elroy Albert Augustine of Colby, were married at Zion Lutheran church on Wednesday, June 20th, at 10 o’clock, Rev. O. Hoffmann reading the marriage ceremony.

The bride was attired in a gown of white slipper satin with long train, long veil and also blusher veil with lace bottom. Her bouquet consisted of roses and swansonia. The bride received pearls and ear rings as a gift of the groom. For something old, borrowed and blue, the bride carried a handkerchief which her mother received as a gift from her brother in World War I.

Ella Ramker, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and wore a dress of net over satin skirt. Her corsage consisted of roses and swansonia tied with a yellow ribbon. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Marvin Augustine, Lucille Augustine and Dona Mae Baumgart. Mrs. Marvin Augustine wore a dress of aqua satin bodice with net satin skirt. Lucille Augustine and Dona Mae Baumgart wore dresses of white net over satin. Mrs. Marvin Augustine’s corsage consisted of roses and swansonia tied with an aqua ribbon and the other two bridesmaids had corsages of roses and swansonia tied with a white ribbon. All bridesmaids wore blusher veils to match their dresses. They received lace handkerchiefs and ear rings as gifts of the bride. The ring bearer and flower girls received tiny crosses from the bride.

The groom was attended by Paul Sill, a cousin of the bride, as best man, and by Marvin Augustine, the brother of the groom.

Beatrice Ellen Zettler, of Marshfield, was flower girl and wore a dress of white satin and held a bouquet similar to that of the bride. Eunice Ann Zettler of Marshfield was ring bearer and wore a white satin dress.

Mrs. Prange, mother of the bride, was attired in a light blue flowered dress and Mrs. Augustine, mother of the groom, wore a black dress. Both wore corsages of pink carnations.

Norman Sill and Norbert Zettler served as ushers at the church.

A wedding reception was given at the home of the bride’s parents, the home being nicely decorated with white, yellow and aqua streamers with a bell suspended from the ceiling. A beautiful three-tiered wedding cake centered the table topped by a miniature bride and groom. A 4:00 o’clock dinner was served to 75 guests. In the evening, a wedding dance was given at the Wiedenhoeft’s pavilion.

Mrs. Augustine was graduated from the Colby, Wis. High School with the class of 1942 and is employed by the Roddis Lumber and Veneer Co. of Marshfield as office clerk. The groom is an honorable discharged veteran of World War II. He served in the army for four years and has been in the European, African and Middle Eastern theatres of war. He received the American defense ribbon, good conduct ribbon, the Purple Heart and one bronze star. He is engaged in farming.

Out of town people here for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Max Prange of North Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zettler and son, Norbert, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Zettler and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hanson of Marshfield, Mrs. Edward Kuchmickel of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Burkhardt and son, Benny, of Thorp, Mrs. Alfred Schultz of Marshfield, Miss Aylia Goodell of Spencer, Wis.

Arlyle Sachse and Mrs. George Kowalk waited at the table. Mrs. Henry Weller, Mrs. Otto Baumgart and Mrs. John Marx prepared the wedding cake.



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