BioM: Apfelbeck, Helen Veronica (1961)

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Surnames: Apfelbeck, Leu, Stauber, Boneske, Schreiner, Weber, Bargenquast, Hardrath

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/05/1961

Apfelbeck, Helen Veronica (Marriage - 4 Jan. 1961)

Miss Helen Veronica Apfelbeck, daughter of Carl Apfelbeck of Colby, and Duane Roger Leu, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Leu of Abbotsford, were united in marriage at a ceremony performed Wednesday morning in St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby, Wis. Rev. James Stauber officiated and Sister M. Louise played the organ for the nuptial service and for the high mass which followed. The altars were trimmed with red and white poinsettia and white and pink pompons.

White satin and lace were used to fashion the bridal gown, which was floor-length and had long sleeves and a bateau neckline. Flowing from the pearl and lace crown was the fingertip bridal veil. The bodice carried an open lace heart design with garnet roses centered with red poinsettias and holly foliage.

Mrs. Ray Boneske of Athens, the matron of honor, and Miss Dorothy Apfelbeck of Colby and Miss Bernadine Schreiner of Edgar, bridesmaids, were attired in ballerina-length frocks of velvet, complemented with white fur bandeaus and each carried a white muff to which was attached a red carnation corsage. Mrs. Boneske’s dress was green and Miss Apfelbeck’s and Miss Schreiner’s were red.

Pamie Weber of Colby, the flower girl, was dressed like the bride and carried garnet roses and white chrysanthemums.

Ray Apfelbeck of Colby was best man and groomsmen were Jerry Bargenquast of Abbotsford and Bob Apfelbeck of Colby, Wis. Carl Hardrath, Jr., of Colby was ring bearer and Gene Leu of Abbotsford and Andrew Apfelbeck of Stetsonville ushered.

The wedding dinner and supper were served in St. Mary’s gymnasium and the reception was held at Cherokee Hall. A wedding dance was held at the Dorchester Memorial Hall.

The bride attended Riverside School and Colby High School and has been employed by Standard Container of Edgar. The groom attended rural grade schools and Abbotsford High School. He drives truck for the Deming Trucking Service at Abbotsford, Wis. The newlyweds will make their home in Abbotsford, Wis.



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