BioM: Schauer, Francis (1952)

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Surnames: Schauer, Gosse, Sprengler, Juneau, Diese, Keller, Radetzsky, Kops

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/14/1952

Schauer, Francis (Marriage - 9 Aug. 1952)

Miss Francis Schauer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Schauer of Abbotsford, and Arvin W. Gosse of Colby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gosse of Milwaukee, exchanged marriage vows in Christ Lutheran church in Abbotsford Saturday afternoon, Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiating at the double-ring ceremony. Herbert Juneau as organist provided the music and played and sang, "Jesus, Lead Thou On" and "O Perfect Love."

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white nylon marquisette over satin. Ruffles of Chantilly lace outlined the sweetheart neckline of the fitted bodice and of the long sleeves and extended down the front of the full gathered skirt which flowed into a long train. Wide bands of lace bordered the finger-tip veil which fell from a headpiece trimmed with pearls and rhinestones. She carried a cascade bouquet of Rubrum lilies and white carnations.

Miss Ruth Diese of Edgar and Miss Ilene Keller of Curtiss were the bridal attendants and wore gowns of yellow and orchid, respectively, with matching headpieces and gauntlets. They carried colonial bouquets of mixed flowers.

The groom was attended by Wilmer Radetzsky of Colby as best man and Roger Kops of Colby, cousin of the groom, as groomsman. James Schauer of Thorp, cousin of the bride, and Sam Gosse, cousin of the groom, ushered.

The bride’s little sister, Ruth Ann, was flower girl and wore a white net over satin gown with little satin bows accenting the full skirt. A white net headpiece and a small colonial bouquet of mixed flowers completed her costume.

The bride’s mother wore a sheer navy blue dress with white accessories and the groom’s mother wore a two-piece navy ensemble with white accessories. Corsages of pink and white carnations accented the dresses of both.

Supper was served 145 guests at the home of the bride’s parents, which was decorated in streamers of yellow, white and orchid wedding bells. A three-tiered wedding cake, decorated with lighted tapers and small bouquets of summer flowers, centered the bridal table.



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