BioM: Gumz, Janet Anna (1956)
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Surnames: Gumz, Fink, Kollath, Rankl, Neidhold, Erickson, Schulte

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/05/1956

Gumz, Janet Anna (Marriage - 30 June 1956)

Miss Janet Anna Gumz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gumz of Dorchester, Route 1, and Donald W. Fink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fink of Colby, repeated marriage vows before Rev. Fred Kollath in Peace Evangelical and Reformed church in Dorchester Saturday at 2:00 P.M.

Mr. Gumz gave his daughter in marriage. The pastor performed a double-ring ceremony also blessing the engagement ring and replacing it on the bride’s finger. Mrs. Jerome Rankl presided at the organ and Miss Eileen Neidhold sang "The Lord’s Prayer" and "O Promise Me." Vases of flowers were on the altar.

Carrying a bouquet of red roses and white carnations, the streamers caught with rosebuds, the bride wore a gown of Chantilly-type lace and net over satin. The lace bodice featured a Queen Ann collar above a row of satin covered buttons. The hoop skirt had three tiers of net, each edged with lace ruffles. Her tiara of seed pearls and sequins secured a circular finger-tip veil, each scallop adorned with a leaf of sequins. Her rhinestone necklace and earrings were a gift of the groom.

Miss Doris Gumz was her sister’s maid of honor and Miss Mary Alice Erickson of Dorchester, the bridesmaid. Donna Mae Fink, sister of the groom, was the junior bridesmaid.

Blue net over satin formed the gowns of the older attendants and the junior aide was in an identically made gown in white. The strapless and pointed bodices were covered with brief lace jackets. The long, hoop skirts had scalloped flounces at the bottom, the scallops being accented with little blue roses. They wore headpieces of pink and white carnations and held bouquets of pink and white carnations. Their heart-shaped rhinestone jewelry sets were gifts of the bride.

Arnold Fink performed the duties of best man for his brother, while Herbert Gumz was the groomsman for his new brother-in-law. Ushering were Eugene Gumz of Milan, cousin of the bride, and Reuben Schulte of Abbotsford, uncle of the groom.

A blue flowered summer dress of nylon was worn by the bride’s mother and the groom’s mother was present in an aqua dress. Red roses and white carnations formed their corsages.

The reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents and dinner served late in the afternoon in the church hall to 150 guests. At night the couple was honored at a dance in Memorial Hall in Dorchester with Jim Stieber’s Orchestra of Wausau playing. Flowers, wedding bells and blue and white streamers adorned the home. The four-tiered cake was topped with a miniature bridal couple.

Guests from a distance included Lester Gumz, Beloit, James Mercier, West Allis, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lessig, Stratford, and others from Colby, Stetsonville, Milan, Medford, Abbotsford and Dorchester, Wis.

After a wedding trip to Milwaukee, the newlyweds will make their home in Colby, Wis.



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