BioM: Erickson, Ethel Mae (1948)
Surnames: Erickson, Wardwell, Borreson, Geary
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/08/1948
Erickson, Ethel Mae (Marriage - 27 Mar. 1948)
Traditional white satin was worn by Miss Ethel Mae Erickson, of La Crosse, for her marriage Saturday, March 27, to Homer Wardwell, also of La Crosse. The bride’s gown was fashioned with a long train. She wore a finger-tip veil and carried a bouquet of calla lilies and white roses.
The Rev. G. E. Borreson officiated at the double-ring ceremony at Curtiss Evangelical Lutheran church. Mrs. Wardwell’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Erickson of Curtiss. The bridegroom is the son of William Wardwell.
Miss Betty Geary, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and the bride’s brother, John, served as best man. The bridal party also included the groom’s brother and sister in law, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Wardwell of La Crosse.
The bride’s attendants wore crepe de Chine gowns in blue and yellow, respectively. They carried bouquets of dubonnet and white sweet peas.
Covers were laid for 50 relatives for the wedding supper served at the parish hall. That evening a dance was held at La Crosse.
Mrs. Wardwell, a graduate of the Owen High School and the North West Institute of Technology, Minneapolis, Minn., is now employed as a medical technician at LaCrosse. The bridegroom attended the La Crosse city schools and is a veteran of four years’ service in the Army. He is now employed by the Trane Co., of La Crosse. After April 1, Mr. and Mrs. Wardwell will be at home to friends in La Crosse.
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