BioM: Blank, Marcia L. (1940)
Surnames: Blank, Swenson, Melueg, Hanley, Nagel, Johnson, Short, Erickson, Iverson, McKee, Bahr, Krueger, Beran, Kissinger, Sokup, Devine, Ewan, Wallner, Black, Eggebrecht, Brown, Fletcher, Snoyenbas
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) 06/20/1940
Blank, Marcia L. (Marriage - 16 June 1940)
Miss Marcia L. Blank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Blank of Milan, was united in marriage in a lovely June setting to Stanley V. Swenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Swenson of Amery on Sunday afternoon, June 16th at 2:30. The Rev. E. M. Melueg officiated at the double ring ceremony in the Bethlehem Lutheran church.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore white eyelet embroidered organdy with a fitted bodice and full skirt with train. Her finger tip veil of tulle fell from a halo of the same material as the bride’s gown. She carried a bouquet of garden flowers in white and pastel shades.
Miss Marian Swenson of Minneapolis, sister of the groom, was maid of honor. Miss Loretta Hanley and Miss Rebecca Nagel, roommate of the bride’s during her four years’ attendance at Stout, were the bridesmaids [there is a line or two missing from the text as seen at the time of transcription] bouquets of garden flowers with flowers in their hair and white slippers were worn by the bride’s attendants. Miss Swenson in pale rose, Miss Hanley in delicate yellow and Miss Nagel in light blue.
Clifford Johnson of Minneapolis attended the groom as best man.
The bride’s mother wore a powder blue chiffon redingote with white accessories. Her corsage of roses and sweet peas combined the pastel shades.
The groom’s mother wore a blue afternoon dress with a corsage of roses and sweet peas.
For the marriage ceremony the church was beautifully decorated with tall white baskets of garden flowers and ferns. The pews which were occupied by relatives and friends were tied with white bows and a small bouquet on each pew.
Miss Margaret Short of Spooner, a friend of the bride’s, played the bridal music at the church and sang "Because" at the home.
A reception was held and a buffet supper served on the lawn of the bride’s parents to about 100 guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Swenson left on a trip to the western states and Canada and will be at home to their friends after July 10 at the groom’s cottage at Boulder Lake. For her going away ensemble the bride chose a green and white printed chiffon redingote. She wore white and luggage tan accessories and a corsage of orchids and lilies of the valley.
The bride, who grew up at Milan, graduated from the Abbotsford High School and received her degree in home economics at Stout Institute, Menomonie, has the best wishes of her many friends. Just previous to her marriage she taught home economics at Spooner.
The groom, a graduate of Amery High School, has a position as forest ranger at the state forestry headquarters at Trout Lake.
Among the out of town guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Swenson, Amery; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Johnson, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Erickson and daughter, Ethel, St. Peter, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Iverson and Mr. and Mrs. Melville Swenson, Amery; Mr. and Mrs. Ed McKee and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bahr and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Krueger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beran, Mr. and Mrs. Walter McKee, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson and family, Wauwatosa; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kissinger, Mrs. Louise Blank, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sokup and daughter, Mary Lou, Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Devine and daughter, Marion, Art Ewan and family, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wallner and daughter, Joe Black, Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eggebrecht and family, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Brown, Edgar; Miss Kathryn Fletcher, Miss Marian Ewan, Milwaukee; Miss Jean Snoyenbas, Shell Lake.
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