BioM: Rosekrans, Elizabeth A. (1947)
Surnames: Rosekranz, Mallory, Cole, Anderson, Smith, Durst
----Source: CLARK COUNTY PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 02/06/1947
Rosekranz, Elizabeth A. (31 JAN 1947)
The home of Drs. Milton and Sarah Rosekrans on South oak St., Neillsville (Clark Co., Wis.), was the scene on Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, 1947, of an impressive wedding ceremony, when their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Ann Rosekrans, became the bride of Donald Caleb Mallory, son of Rev. and Mrs. Caleb A. Malory of the town of Pine Valley. The single ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Samuel D. Robbins, pastor of the Neillsville Congregational Church.
Before the ceremony, Miss Natalie Anderson of Chippewa Falls sang two solos, "To Each His Own," by J. Livingston and Ray Evans, and "Because," by D’Hardelot. She was accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Millard Cole.
At 3:30, the bride, accompanied by her attendants, descended the stairs on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage. They proceeded to the strains of Wagner’s Wedding March from Lohengrin, played by Mrs. Cole. The party took their places before the floral altar, where they were joined by the Rev. Robbins, the groom and his attendants.
The altar was formed of large baskets of white gladioli banked with ferns and arranged with tall lighted candelabra in the background to form an arch.
The bride chose for her wedding a dress of winter white wool, designed on simple lines and trimmed with gold buttons and a gold studded belt. For her going away afterwards, she wore with this costume a white hat and had accessories of white and gold. Her corsage was a single Cattelya orchid.
The maid of honor, Miss Laura Lee Rosekrans, sister of the bride, was attired in a wool dress of heaven blue. Her corsage was of American Beauty roses. Mrs. Jerold Smith, as matron of honor, wore a dress of pastel pink, and had a corsage fashioned of tea roses.
The groom was attended by Jerold Smith and Louis Durst. Mr. Smith is a service buddy of the groom and Mr. Durst is a high school classmate of the bride and groom. The groom and his attendants all wore dark business suits and each had a boutonniere of a white carnation.
The bride’s mother chose for her daughter’s wedding a black suit dress with gold studded epaulets. A hat of black and gold and black lace veil completed her costume. The groom’s mother was attired in a dress of black, also with fold trim, and she wore a hat of black with colored trimming and a black veil. Each had a corsage of pink camellias.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at Keller’s Fireplace. Fruit punch was enjoyed by the guests during the informal reception and a 6:30 dinner was served to 47 guests. Three long tables were set for the guests, and across one end of the dining room a curved table was arranged for the bridal party. On the side of this table nearest the guests was placed the beautiful three-tiered wedding cake. It was decorated with white and pastel shades of pink and blue,a nd was topped with a miniature bride and groom. The cake was arranged in a setting of garlands of ferns, and sweet peas and carnations in white and pastel shades of pink and blue. All of the tables were set with candles of pink and white.
Among the guests were Rev. and Mrs. Samuel D. Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown, Mr. and Mrs. John Rude, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wildish, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Foster, Mrs. W. H. Yenni, Mrs. Rose Svirnoff, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Noble, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beilfuss, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Richards, Mrs. Henry Embke, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Cole, Mr. and Mrs. William Campman, Mrs. Belle H. Howard, Mrs. Caleb A. Mallary, Miss Delores Mallory, Miss Marlene Mallory, Miss Ruth Zipfel, Miss Betty Marge and Francis Zilk, all of Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Holstein and daughter, Miss Gretchen Holstein of Stevens Point; Miss Natalie Anderson of Chippewa Falls; Mrs. George Boyd Wreith of Detroit, Mich.
The groom’s father was unable to attend the wedding as he is still confined to his bed on account of an injury he received in a hunting accident last November.
Immediately after the dinner the bride and groom left on a short wedding trip. They arrived on Monday in Boscobel, where they will live. The groom will be employed as a draughtsman with the Borden Co. in Boscobel. On Monday evening relatives and friends of that city gave a reception and shower in their honor.
Both the bride and groom attended Neillsville High School. Both recently completed their credits for graduation and will receive diplomas at the commencement in May. The groom served in the Navy about 15 months, and was overseas a year.
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