BioM: Wiltjer, Marian (1955)
Surnames: Wiltjer, VanDreel, Schultz, Waldhart, Rachau, Nagel
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/13/1955
Wiltjer, Marian (Marriage - 10 Oct. 1955)
Miss Marian Wiltjer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wiltjer of Abbotsford, Route 1, and Floyd J. VanDreel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. VanDreel of Colby, route 1, were united in marriage Monday at St. Bernard’s rectory at Abbotsford, the Rev. Raymond Schultz performing the ceremony.
As matron of honor, the bride chose her husband’s sister, Mrs. Donna Waldhart, whose husband, William, served as best man. They are residents of Appleton. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Rachau of Highland, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Nagel of Colby, brothers-in-law and sisters of the bride, were the groomsmen and bridesmaids. The Nagel’s daughter, Janice Sue, served as flower girl and the Rachau’s son, James Henry, Jr., was ring bearer.
The bride was attired in a gown of satin, styled with long sleeves and a snug-fitted bodice closed down the back with self-covered buttons. Tiers of lace descended down the skirt front and a lace ruffle edged the net yoke. Her veil, edged with lace, was attached to a heart-shaped headdress embroidered with seed pearls. Her bouquet consisted of white pompons and pink roses surrounding two white orchids and sprays of ferns.
Mrs. Waldhart’s dress was of blue lace and net over satin, with a lace jacket over the strapless bodice. The same type of gown was worn by each of the bridesmaids. Pink and blue feather carnations were worn by all three, and they carried colonial arrangements of white and pink carnations. Blue ribbons tied the matron of honor’s bouquet and those of the bridesmaids were tied with pink.
A navy blue dress, with accessory accents in red, was worn by the bride’s mother. The bridegroom’s mother was dressed in brown tweed, and wore brown and red accessories. Both had corsages of white carnations.
The reception was held at the Cherokee Hall and supper was served at the First Ev. and Reformed church hall. A wedding dance was held at the Kolby Park Pavilion.
The couple left on a wedding trip to Illinois and Indiana, and on their return, will make their home at Colby where the groom is engaged in farming.
Guests were from Crete, Ill., Lansing, Ill., Highland, Ind., Milwaukee, Appleton, Wisconsin Rapids, Little Chute, Horicon, Stratford, Milan, Athens, Colby, Curtiss, Marshfield, Abbotsford, Edgar and Dorchester, Wis.
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