BioM: Henke, Eileen (1947)
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Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Henke, Graham, LaFlex, Teclaw, Zimmerman, Kaczmarek

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/23/1947

Henke, Eileen (15 OCT 1947)

A pretty wedding took place at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at Thorp at 9:00 o’clock Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1947, when Rev. A. M. Muckerheide united in holy bonds of matrimony Raymond T. Graham of Waupello, Iowa, son of Mrs. Belle Graham, and Eileen Henke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Henke of Thorp (Clark Co.), Wis.

The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of white satin with a set in yoke of bracaded net and the sleeves were pointed at the wrists. Her train extended from the peplum at her waist and was of the same brocaded net. Her fingertip veil, which was trimmed with wide lace, was held in place by a heart shaped beaded crown. She wore pearls, a gift of the groom. She carried a bouquet of white mums.

Miss Ruth hence, sister of the bride, as maid of honor, was attired in a rich blue brocaded satin gown set off by a black velvet ribbon beneath a pointed peplum. Her hat and elbow length gloves were of the same material, the hat also was set off by a black velvet bow in back.

The bridesmaids, Miss Donna LaFlex, Miss Lillian Teclaw, friends f the bride, and Mrs. Catherine Zimmerman, cousin of the bride, were attired in bright green, shining yellow and deep pink respectively. Their gowns were the same as that of the maid of honor. They all wore lavalieres with sets matching the color of their gowns. These were gifts of the bride. They carried heart shaped wrist bouquets of talisman roses.

The little flower girl, Joan Lea Graham, niece of the groom, wore a pretty floor length dress of the same material as the bride’s dress. She carried a white basket of tiny red pinochle roses and wore a tiny heart shaped locket, gift of the bride.

The groom’s attendants were Malen Teclaw, Leon Kaczmarek, and Clarence Zimmerman. The groom and his attendants wore black tuxedos and boutonnieres of carnations.

The wedding reception was held at the American Legion Hall at Thorp, following the ceremony. Dinner and supper were served to about fifty guests.

A dance and shower for the couple were also held in the evening at the American Legion Hall.

The newlyweds have gone to parts of Minnesota and Iowa for a honeymoon trip

Out of town guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Graham and daughter Joan Lea of Wapello, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Henke of Loyal; John Berghammer, Frank Berghammer, Pauline Brackenburry, and Marjorie Lewis, all of Rochester, Minn.; Albert Meyer and daughter Elaine, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Higholt, Mr. and Mrs. George Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Driessen, Mrs. Peter Henke, Donald and Phyllis, all of Stanley; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Weix of Abbotsford, Wis.

 

 


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