Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Haas, Smith, Navarre, Shuk, Muckerheide
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 21, 1948
Haas, Mildred (Marriage –16 October 1948)
Cheerful yellow and pink chrysanthemums decorated the altar of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thorp Saturday morning, October 16, (1948), at a 9 o’clock nuptial mass, as the Rev. Fr. A. M. Muckerheide performed the double ring ceremony that united in marriage Miss Mildred Haas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Haas of Thorp, and Edward Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith of Stanley.
The bride walked down the white carpeted aisle with her father who gave her in marriage. Her gown was of white slipper satin, featuring a marquisette yoke edged with pearl beads. The fitted bodice closed in the back with tiny buttons and the full skirt swept into a long train. Her finger-tip veil was trimmed with lace and caught to a crown of pearlized orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and pompoms. Her rhinestone necklace was a gift from the groom. At the close of the mass the choir sang, "On This Day, Oh Beautiful Mother" as the bride carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and mums to the Blessed Virgin’s Altar.
She chose as her bridesmaids, Miss Ruth Anne Smith, sister of the groom, Kathryn Navarre, classmate of the bride, and Mrs. Andrew Shuk, sister of the groom. They wore identical gowns of white frosted taffeta with a round bustle and hoop skirts and carried red roses made up in heart-shaped bouquets. In their hair they wore white rose buds.
The groom wore a tuxedo with a carnation boutonniere, and was attended by the bride’s brother, Casper, Jr., as bestman. The other attendants were LaVerne Haas, brother of the bride, and Andrew Shuk, brother-in-law of the groom. They all wore tuxedoes with carnation boutonnieres. Caroline Smith, sister of the groom, and Dennis Haas, brother of the bride, flower girl and ring bearer, preceded the bride down the aisle.
Following the ceremony a dinner was served to 60 guests and a dance was held in the evening for relatives and friends at the American Legion Hall in Thorp.
The couple will make their home in Thorp.
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