BioM: Gadke, Vera M. (1948)
Surnames: Gadke, Miller, Henke, Pinter
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/16/1948
Gadke, Vera M. (4 SEP 1948)
On Saturday morning, Sept. 4, 1948, at St. Mary’s Church in Stanley, Vera Mae Gadke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gadke, became the bride of Vernon E. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller. Father Leo Pollack performed the double ring ceremony in the presence of immediate relatives and friends.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white satin, fashioned with a fitted lace bodice, styled with long sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and the full skirt ending in a long train.
The tiara of orange blossoms held her fingertip veil in place. Chantilly lace edged the fingertip veil. She carried a nosegay of white roses and mums. Her jewelry was a pearl necklace, a gift of the groom.
Mrs. Lawrence Henke, sister of the groom, was matron of honor. She wore a pink taffeta gown with blusher and gloves to match.
Bridesmaid, Dorothy Pinter, cousin of the bride, was gowned in blue satin with matching blusher and gloves. Both attendants wore dresses styled the same and carried pink and white gladioli. They wore pearl necklaces, gifts of the bride.
Flower girls, Mary Gadke, sister of the bride, and Jeanne Miller, niece of the groom, wore yellow dotted Swiss dresses with matching bonnets. Their flowers were nosegays of bachelor buttons with pink and blue streamers. They wore lockets, a gift of the bride.
Best man was Lawrence Henke, brother-in-law of the groom, and Louis Gadke, uncle of the bride, was the other gentleman attendant. All men wore brown suits.
Mrs. Gadke wore an aqua dress accented with brown accessories for her daughter’s wedding. Mrs. Miller wore a brown dress and both corsages were of roses and mums. The bride’s grandmother wore flowered rayon and had a gladiola corsage.
Garden flowers in variety with pink and white streamers decorated the home of the bride’s parents for the dinner and reception after the ceremony. The bridal table was centered with a wedding cake decorated in pink and white. About 50 guests were present for the reception.
After a short wedding trip the bride and groom are at home on a farm in south Worden (Clark Co.).
The bride attended schools in Downers Grove, Ill., and the groom is a graduate of Stanley High School with the class of ’44. He is a veteran of World War II.
Out of town guests included: Mr. and Mrs. H. Gadke Sr., Mr. and Mrs. H. Gadke Jr.; Louis and Arnold Gadke and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mattheisen and family, Darlene, Cepress and Dick Felton of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Ricksford and family and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hanson and baby of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. John Miller and family of Thorp and Chris Gadke of Clarence, Iowa.
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