BioM: Tomkowiak, Susan (1949)
Surnames: Ryba, Tomkowiak, Jinnerman, Wojt, Mittlestadt, Kozenka, Thuecks
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/02/1949
Tomkowiak, Susan (28 MAY 1949)
A very pretty double ring ceremony took place at St. Hedwig’s Church at 10:00 o’clock Saturday morning, May 28th, when Rev. Francis Piekarski united in holy matrimony Milton Ryba, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ryba Jr. of Stanley, and Miss Susan Tomkowiak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tomkowiak of Stanley.
The couple was attended by Harold Ryba, brother of the groom as best man, who wore a white jacket tuxedo and white carnation boutonniere, and Miss Gertrude Tomkowiak, bride’s only sister as maid of honor, who wore a pink gown of marquisette over taffeta. A white ruffle of lace trimmed the yoke. The dress featured a full hoop skirt. She wore matching gloves and bead crown, and bridesmaids, Mrs. Harold Ryba, sister-in-law of the groom, Miss Betty Jinnerman, cousin of the groom, and Miss Irene Jinnerman, also cousin of the groom, wore identical gowns as the maid of honor. Flowers were carried by the bridesmaids of orchik, Gladiolas and yellow and white snapdragons.
Victor Wojt, uncle of the bride, and Dick Mittlestadt, Appleton, Wis., friend of the groom, acted as groomsmen. They were attired in white jacket tuxedos and white carnation boutonnieres. Jose Kozenka and Clarence Thuecks served as ushers.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was beautifully attired in a gown of white satin with bodice and sleeves of lace. Beading trimmed the yoke. The dress also featured a lace of peplum. The full hoop skirt ended in a long train edged with fine Chantilly lace. The fingertip veil, which was caught from a crown of orange blossoms, was also edged with fine Chantilly lace. She wore a solid gold cross and chain, a gift of the groom, and she carried a bouquet of white calla lilies and white roses.
During the ceremony and while the bride place a bouquet at the altar of the Blessed Virgin, Misses Dona Mae and Ione VanEct sang "On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother."
The bride’s mother wore an aqua crepe dress and wore a pink and white carnation corsage. The groom’s mother was attired in an aqua crepe print dress and wore a pink and white carnation corsage.
A wedding reception was held at the P.N.A. Hall, Thorp, with about 250 relatives and friends in attendance.
After their honeymoon trip, the newlyweds will live on a farm northwest of Stanley, where the groom is employed.
The bride attended the Thorp and Stanley school and was employed by the Thorp Finance Corp. The groom attended the Boyd school.
Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Klak, Antonne Jakers, Leo Skwierczynski, Miss Valaria and Eleanor Wincek, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wojt, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Dominawski, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jinnerman, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Weber, Miss Josephine Thuecks, Miss Eleanore Thuecks, all of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lieth, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Robertson and family of Cadott, Wis.
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