BioM: Check, Virginia Margaret (1950)


Surnames: Check, Gierl, Platta, Kostroski, Nygard, Whelchan, Schommer

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/26/1950

Check, Virginia Margaret (Marriage - 14 Oct. 1950)

Miss Virginia Margaret Check, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Check of the town of Hull, and Wilbur F. Gierl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick R. Gierl of Colby, Wisconsin were united in marriage Saturday morning, Oct. 14, in St. Stanislaus’ Catholic church in Stevens Point, Rev. B. L. Platta of Green Bay, an uncle of the bride, reading the marriage ceremony.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a gown of off-white satin. A tiny mandarin collar topped a waist-hugging bodice, intrically embroidered with seed pearls in a paisley motif. Padded hips accented the fullness of the skirt and long train. Her full, finger-tip veil and blusher of illusion were edged with Chantilly lace and fell from a beaded coronet of illusion. She carried an orchid which rested on a white satin prayer-book.

Mrs. Dan Kostroski of Stevens Point and Mrs. Ray Nygard of Superior, sisters of the bride, as matron of honor and bridesmaid, respectively, wore identically styled gowns of autumn bronze taffeta. They were made with sweetheart necklines and a bustle effect at the hips. Both wore pleated nylon net tiaras with blushers and gauntlets to match their gowns and carried colonial arrangements of white and bronze chrysanthemums. Carol Check of Custer, a niece of the bride, was flower girl. Her forest green taffeta gown featured a full skirt and wide neckline shirred in the front and extended to the shoulder to form a drop-shoulder effect. Shirring of the same design was repeated in the sleeves. She carried white mums.

The groom was attended by his brother, Robert Gierl of Colby as best man and James Whelchan of Stevens Point as groomsman. Harold Schommer of Colby and Clarence Check of Custer ushered.

Following the ceremony, breakfast was served at Johnny’s Tune-In Ballroom where luncheon was served also during a reception from 3:00 to 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon.

The groom is science and mathematics instructor and assistant physical education coach at Spencer High School. The bride had been a receptionist at Hardware Mutual in Stevens Point.

Guests at the wedding were from Athens, Colby, Clintonville, Campbellsport, Lomira, Spencer, Greenwood, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Superior, Green Lake, Wausau and Marathon.



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