BioM: Johnson, Ruth Madeline (1941)
Contact: Sandy (Safemaster) Seiler
Surnames: Johnson, Hingiss
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/18/1941
Johnson, Ruth Madeline (Marriage - 13 SEP 1941)
Gladioli, asters and marigolds decorated the Owen Finnish Lutheran church at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Sept. 13, for the marriage of Miss Ruth Madeline Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Johnson of route one, Owen, and William A. Hingiss, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hingiss Sr. of Owen. The Rev. George Autio performed the ceremony.
The bride was costumed in an entrained white gown, princess-style, with a sweetheart neckline trimmed in mother of pearl, and a long veil held by a tiara of mother of pearl. A bouquet of pink and white gladioli completed her ensemble.
Miss Adel Johnson and Erland Johnson, twin sister and brother of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scheel were the couple’s attendants. Miss Johnson wore a rose pink taffeta princess-style, with short puffed sleeves and a matching shoulder veil. Pink gladioli made up her bouquet. Mrs. Scheel was attired in blue taffeta, and wore a wrist corsage of gladioli and asters. Beverly Scheel, flower girl, appeared in a blue taffeta dress with pink ribbon trim and carried a basket filled with asters. Frank Schneider, ring bearer, carried the rings for the double ring ceremony on a black velvet pillow.
Music during the rites was furnished by Gordon Marking who, accompanied by his sister, Miss Dorothy Marking, sang "O Promise Me" and "I Love You Truly."
The home of the bride’s parents, where dinner was served and a reception was held, was decorated with pink, blue, and white streamers extending from the center of the rooms to the side walls. Large bouquets of gladioli and asters were placed here and there, and white wedding bells were suspended from the doorways. A wedding dance was held at the Merry Ol’ Gardens at Longwood in the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Hingiss left on a week’s trip to the northern lakes and will make their home on a farm east of Owen after September 23.
The bride, who was employed in Illinois for a year, was graduated from the Owen high school in 1939.
Guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Scheel and daughter, Beverly, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scheel of Zion, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Banks and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson and family of Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schneider and family of Waukegan, Ill.; Mmes. Isaac and Arnold Johnson of Pewaukee; Lyle Rotick of Pewaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stark and Mrs. Hector Weber and children of Ramsay, Minn.
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