BioM: Willner, Sharon Lynne (1965)

Contact: Dinah Reinke


Surnames: Willner, Rachu, Miller, Bruesewitz, Apfelbeck

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/03/1965

------ Willner, Sharon Lynne (29 MAY 1965)

A two o’clock ceremony at Zion Lutheran church in Colby Saturday, May 29, united Miss Sharon Lynne Willner and Ray Allen Rachu in the bonds of holy matrimony.  The Rev. Harold Woodworth witnessed the rite.  Kenneth Schulz was the soloist and Mrs. Priem was the organist.

For her wedding, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Willner of Colby wore an elegant chapel train gown made of Chantilly lace and organza over bouquet taffeta.  The gown was styled with a lace bodice with a sabrina neckline, long tapered sleeves with a minute touch of cording at the waist and very bouffant skirt.  Matching lace was appliqued on the skirt and sequins and pearls trimmed the appliques and the neckline.  Her very bouffant veil of imported pure silk English illusion was caught to a crown of pearls.  Her bouquet was an arrangement of Zorina roses, white gladioli and ivy on a white Bible.

Attending the bride were three friends, Miss Christine Miller of Unity as maid of honor, and Mrs. Dennis Bruesewitz of Unity and Mrs. Donald Rachu of Marshfield as bridesmaids.

They were attired alike in Capucine floor-length dresses of peau taffeta designed with fitted bodices, scoop neckline and three-quarter length sleeves.  Watteau panels created back interest on the modified bell skirts with a flat front.  They wore matching hair braid crowns with circular veils and carried colonial bouquets of orange gladioli and yellow pompons.

For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Willner chose a blue lace dress with white accessories.  Mrs. Rachu wore blue accessories with her beige ensemble and both mothers had corsages of pink roses.

The groom who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Rachu of Unity was attended as best man by a friend, Leo Apfelbeck, of Colby.  Donald Rachu, a brother, and Dennis Bruesewitz, a friend, were groomsmen.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Rachu greeted friends at a reception at the city hall and were joined at supper served at the church parlors.  In the evening a wedding dance was held at Trianon Ballroom.

After they return from a honeymoon trip they will make their home at Colby.  The groom is employed at Spencer Sports Products and his bride was employed at Employers Mutuals, Wausau.



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