BioM: Laabs, Mernabelle #2 (1938)
Contact: Marsha Hosfeld

Surnames: Laabs, Pease, Anderson, Matterson, Johnson, Tullis, Smiley

----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 3 NOV 1938

Laabs, Mernabelle (Marriage - 29 OCT 1938)

In a candle light service on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 in the Curtiss Evangelical Lutheran Church, Miss Mernabelle Laabs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Laabs of Curtiss, and George O. Pease, son of Mrs. B. Pease of Madison were united in marriage. The Rev. W. L. Anderson read the nuptial service before an altar decorated with lighted candles and baskets of chrysanthemums and mixed fall flowers.

For her marriage the bride wore a dirndl formal of velvet in the new Desert wine shade with matching hat and face veil. Her footwear was also in the same shade. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses and chrysanthemums.

Mrs. Lloyd Matterson, sister of the bridegroom, was matron-of-honor. Her velvet gown was fuschia colored as well as the small veil which was held to the hair with a cluster of small bronze chrysanthemums.

Miss Virginia Johnson of Abbotsford, the bridesmaid, wore green velvet with matching accessories. Both attendants carried bouquets of yellow chrysanthemums and white swansonia.

Harold Laabs of Curtiss, brother of the bride, was best man and Lyell Tullis of Madison also attended the groom.

Mrs. Leland Smiley of Curtiss played the Lohengrin’s Wedding March and also accompanied Mrs. Arthur Laabs, sister-in-law of the bride, when she sang Carrie Jacobs-Bond’s song "I Love You Truly."

A reception was held at the Woodlawn Hotel in Owen after which dinner was served there to immediate relatives. In the evening the bridal couple entertained their friends at a wedding dance held in the Curtiss Village Hall.

Among the out of town guests present were Mrs. B. Pease, Mrs. Lloyd Matterson and Lyell Tullis of Madison, and Miss Virginia Johnson of Abbotsford, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Pease left on a short wedding trip and are now at home to friends at Madison where the groom is proprietor of the Capitol Wood Shop.



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