BioM: Elstrom, Shirley Jeanne (1950)


Surnames: Elstrom, Witte, Reeves, Frome, Seboe, Bloom

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/17/1950

Elstrom, Shirley Jeanne (Marriage - 12 Aug. 1950)

In a double-ring nuptial ceremony performed by Rev. Rudolph Mueller of Spencer on Saturday afternoon, August 12th, 1950, at 1:30 o’clock in Zion Lutheran church in Colby, Miss Shirley Jeanne Elstrom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Elstrom of Colby, became the bride of Hubert R. Witte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Witte, Sr., of Unity. The wedding march and recessional were played by Miss Patricia Reeves and two solos, "O Promise Me" and "The Lord’s Prayer," were sung by Miss Lennice Frome.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in an all-over lace gown fashioned with long sleeves and a sweetheart neckline, outlined with seed pearls, a full skirt with a long train. Her finger tip veil of illusion net was fastened to a tiara of white sequins. She carried a bouquet of Johanna Hill roses and gardenias, fashioned in colonial style, with long streamers.

Mrs. Dallas Seboe was her sister’s matron of honor. She wore a pink all-over lace and net gown and carried a colonial bouquet of gladioli and chrysanthemums. Mrs. Leo Bloom, sister of the groom, attired in an aqua all-over lace and net gown was the bridesmaid. Her colonial bouquet also consisted of gladioli and chrysanthemums. Two nieces of the groom, little Patricia Bloom and Paulette Witte, acted as junior bridesmaids. Their dresses were of yellow frosted organdy and they also carried colonial bouquets of baby chrysanthemums. The groom was attended by Dallas Seboe and Leo Bloom. Ushering for the ceremony were Arland Elstrom of Chicago, brother of the bride, and Richard Witte, Jr., of Unity, brother of the groom.

After the ceremony, a dinner for the immediate families was served in the church parlors, and, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., a reception for relatives and friends was held at the Richard Witte, Sr., home at Unity.

After a short honeymoon in Northern Wisconsin, the couple will reside in Riplinger where the groom is employed as a cheesemaker.



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