BioM: Leonhardt, Mary Ann (1957)
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Surnames: Leonhardt, Drexler, Udulutch, Fuchs

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 5 Sep 1957

Leonhardt, Mary Ann (Marriage - Sept. 1957)

Miss Mary Ann Leonhardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Leonhardt of Stratford, Route 2, operators of the former Leonhardt’s Grocery in Colby, became the bride of Charles J. Drexler, son of Mrs. Anna Drexler, also of Stratford, Route 2, at a marriage ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Stratford, Rev. Joseph Udulutch reading the marriage ceremony.

Nylon tulle was fitted over a taffeta underskirt in the bride’s gown featuring an apron-effect flounce of nylon tulle ruffles. The traditional styling of the bodice featured long sleeves and a Sabrina neckline. Her pleated tulle headpiece was detailed with pearls and held a finger-tip veil. Pink and white roses comprised her bouquet with red roses tied to white satin streamers.

Gowns of embroidered lace over taffeta were worn by the matron of honor, Mrs. Norbert Fuchs, sister of the bride of Marshfield, and the bridesmaids, Mrs. William Drexler, sister-in-law of the groom, and Mrs. Jack Leonhardt Jr. In a blue gown, the matron of honor carried a bouquet of blue and white carnations, with the bridesmaids in pink and carrying pink and white carnations.

Barbara Leonhardt, sister of the bride, was escorted by the ring bearer, Jeffrey Drexler, brother of the groom; when she appeared as flower girl. Her dainty gown was of nylon tulle ruffles over taffeta.

A brother of the groom, William Drexler, acted as best man, with Jack Leonhardt Jr., brother of the bride, and Norbert Fuchs, brother-in-law of the bride, as groomsmen. Ushering duties were performed by a brother of the bride, Robert Leonhardt, and a brother of the groom, Lawrence Drexler.

Dinner was served to 150 guests from Marshfield, Stratford, Milwaukee, Cudahy, Kenosha, Rockford, Ill., Wausau, and Colby, in the church with a reception and supper at the home of the bride’s parents in the evening.

Following a honeymoon in Canada, the couple will make their home on route 2, Stratford. The groom is employed with the Stratford Fur Foods and the bride, a graduate of Stratford High School, has been working at the former Leonhardt’s Grocery in Colby, Wis.



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