BioM: Ewert, Bonnie Lee #2 (1953)

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Surnames: Ewert, Witte, Vander Stoep, Olson, Witmer

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/27/1953

Ewert, Bonnie Lee (Marriage - 22 Aug. 1953)

Miss Bonnie Lee Ewert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Ewert of Fond du Lac, was given in marriage by her father to Wilbur W. Witte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Witte, Sr., of Unity, at a double-ring ceremony Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Trinity Lutheran church in Unity, Rev. Claude Vander Stoep reading the marriage ceremony. Mrs. Dorothy Olson sang, "O Promise Me" and "Because."

The bride was attired in a white strapless net over satin bridal gown which was designed with a lace jacket which had sleeves coming to points at the wrists. Her finger-tip veil of French illusion was attached to a rhinestone crown. Her bridal bouquet consisted of red roses and white carnations.

Mrs. Richard Witte, Jr., of Spencer, sister-in-law of the groom, was matron of honor and wore a strapless gown of yellow topped with a lace jacket and carried yellow carnations and white gladioli. Bridesmaids, Mrs. Hubert Witte of Unity, another sister-in-law of the groom, and Miss Arlene Witmer of Spencer wore dresses similar to that of the matron of honor in green and pink, respectively. Each carried a bouquet of white gladioli and carnations, matching their dresses.

Richard Witte, Jr., of Spencer was his brother’s best man and another brother, Hubert Witte of Unity, and William Marten, also of Unity, were groomsmen. Edwin Ewert of Wausau, an uncle of the bride, and Herbert Witte of Unity, brother of the groom, ushered.

Little Sandra and Suzanne Olson, twins of Unity, were the flower girls and carried blue carnations and white gladioli.

A reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents in Unity, Wis.

The bride is a graduate of Unity High School and the groom of the Colby High School. He is employed at the Pauly and Pauly cheese factory, west of Riplinger.

Out-of-town guests were from Fond du Lac, Spencer, Arpin, Marshfield, Wausau, Owen, Cornell and Loyal.



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