BioM: Pudlas, Grace F. (1945)
Surnames: Kallio, Pudlas, Erickson, Jakel, Thompson, Peterson Garces, Puro, Laack
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/21/1945
Pudlas, Grace F. (16 JUN 1945)
A 7:30 o’clock double ring candlelight ceremony was held Saturday evening, June 16, 1945, at the Curtiss Congregational Church at which Fred Pudlas of Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.) gave his daughter, Miss Grace Fern Pudlas, in marriage to Toivo K. Kallio, Owen.
Soloist for the occasion was Norman Erickson, who sang "O Promise Me" and "I Love You Truly" to accompaniment by Miss Elaine Jakel. Miss Jakel also played the "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin" by Wagner, and Mendelssohn’s "Wedding March." Officiating at the wedding was the Rev. C.S. Matthews.
For her wedding, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pudlas of Curtiss, was attired in an entrained gown of white ninon over satin. It had a full skirt, long sleeves and yoke with wide lace.
Draped from the high tiara of seed pearls was the fingertip veil. For jewelry the bride wore a gold locket, and her all white colonial bridal bouquet was made up of gardenias and roses.
The bride’s sister, Mrs. Alfred Thompson, Curtiss, as matron of honor, wore pink ninon over satin, the dress having a sweetheart neckline and bracelet length sleeves. The bonnet was pink, and pink roses and white snapdragons formed her colonial bouquet.
Similarly attired in blue were the two bridesmaids, Mrs. Ralph Peterson, Curtiss, and Mrs. Lynn Garces, Detroit, Mich., both cousins of the groom. Pellervo Puro of Owen was best man.
The bride’s mother wore powder blue crepe romain with white accessories and the groom’s mother had navy and white print with blue accessories. Both had corsages of white print with blue accessories. Both had corsages of white sweet peas and yellow tea roses, and the fathers’ of both the bride and groom had white carnations for boutonnieres. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kallio, Owen.
A 5 o’clock dinner was served 24 guests, members of the bridal party and immediate families, at the home of the bride’s parents. The place was decorated for the occasion with pink, blue, and white streamers, a white wedding bell, and assorted garden flowers and fern. A decorated wedding cake centered the table, with candles place on either side.
Approximately 100 people attended the 8 o’clock reception at the Fred Pudlas home, Mrs. Arnold Laack, cousin of the bride, and Mrs. Woodrow Peterson, sister of the groom, pouring.
Mr. and Mrs. Kallio left on a week’s wedding trip to North Spooner Lake, and after June 24 they will be at home to friends at Curtiss, where the groom is engaged in farming. His wife will continue to teach the Curtiss State Graded School, a position she held the past 1 ½ years. She was graduated from Owen High School in 1942 and from Central State Teachers College, Stevens Point, two years later. Mr. Kallio is a 1940 graduate of Owen High School.
People from out of town at the wedding included Marjorie Ann Prey, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Peters, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. William Fiedler, Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Seifert, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Culbertson, James Culbertson, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Tellock, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Seifert, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schroeder, all of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Patitz and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Patitz, Glidden; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Patitz, Ontonagon, Mich.; Mrs. Emelie Patitz, Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Martins and Winifred Martins, Edgar; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Laack and Mrs. James Archambo, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. John Zasoba, Withee; Mrs. Lynn Garces, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Ida Patitz and Elroy Patitz, Abbotsford; the Rev. and Mrs. C.S. Matthews, Owen; and Mr. and Mrs. Curtiss Blodgett, Thorp.
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