BioM: Becken, June Velvetta (1954)

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Surnames: Becken, Decker, Hoffmann, Fristad, Weddig, Scheelk, Jagadzinski, Miller, Weinfurtner

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 09/16/1954

Becken, June Velvetta (Marriage - 11 Sept. 1954)

Miss June Velvetta Becken, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Halver Becken of Colby, and Russel James Decker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlyn Decker of Curtiss, were united in marriage in Zion Lutheran church in Colby, Wisconsin, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11th, Rev. O. Hoffmann reading the marriage ceremony.

The bride was attired in a chapel-length gown of Chantilly lace and tulle over satin. Rushing of net outlined the top of the molded bodice and was repeated on the inserts of Chantilly lace in the bouffant skirt. Long sleeves and Peter Pan collar detailed the jacket of lace. Her finger-tip veil was fastened to a lace profile cap detailed with pearl drops and her flowers were white gladioli, pompons, and red roses.

The bride’s attendants, who were from Colby, included Miss Joan Fristad, maid of honor, and Miss Lea Mae Weddig and Miss Joyce Scheelik, who carried fan-shaped bouquets of tinted pompons and gladioli with their waltz-length gowns of frosted lace and net over taffeta. Jackets of lace were worn with the strapless gowns with shirred skirts of net. The maid of honor wore a coral-colored gown and the other attendants chose Nile green.

Best man for the groom was her brother, Halver Becken, of Colby, with Arnold Jagadzinski of Curtiss, and Arlyn Decker, a brother of the groom from Scobi, Mont., as groomsmen. Another brother of the groom, Kenneth, with Raymond Miller, cousin of the bride, ushered.

A niece of the bride, Rita Weinfurtner of Marshfield, was flower girl. She wore an ankle-length gown of net over taffeta with jacket of frosted lace.

Corsages of yellow roses were worn by the mothers of the honored couple. Mrs. Becken wore black accessories with her aqua suit and Mrs. Decker chose beige accessories with her green suit.

Out-of-town guests from Augusta, LaCrosse, Milwaukee, Gilman, Abbotsford, Marshfield, River Falls, Thorp, and Neillsville attended the reception at the home of the bride’s parents and the dinner served in a room at the City Hall.

The groom and his bride are both graduates of the Colby High School. The bride also attended Taylor County Normal School. Presently the groom is stationed with the Air Force near Antigo.

The couple will reside in Wausau, Wis.



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