BioM: Geiger, Janice (1961)
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Surnames: Geiger, Schmelzer, Schuh, Schopper, Wussow, Mohan

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/09/1961

Geiger, Janice (Marriage - 4 Feb. 1961)

Miss Janice Geiger of Dorchester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Geiger of Dorchester, and Roger Schmelzer of Colby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmelzer of Colby, Wisconsin were united in marriage Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Louis Catholic church in Dorchester at a nuptial high mass, Rev. Gerald Schuh officiating at the services. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Altars were decorated with gladiolus.

The bride was attired in a gown of white lace over powder blue faille taffeta in ballerina length, molded bodice of the lovely rosepoint lace carved to a "V" at center of waistline, styled with a scalloped Sabrina neckline embroidered with iridescent sequins and seed pearls. The long lace sleeves tapered to points over the wrists, detailed skirt of the lace having a divided skirt, front and back, with tulle insert over nylon net. Her imported fingertip veil was attached to a crown of pearls with iridescent sequins. A white orchid was on the prayer book she carried with stephanotis and greens on white streamers.

Mrs. James (Sharon) Geiger, cousin of the bride, of Dorchester was matron of honor and bridesmaids were Miss Dorothy Schopper of Dorchester and Mrs. Morris (Shirley) Wussow of Colby, sister of the groom. They wore identically styled gowns, two-tone crystal satin sheaths, skirts styled with fully shirred contrast back in cotillion blue. The fitted bodices were styled with contrasting midriffs and bateau necklines with three-quarter sleeves. They wore cotillion blue feathered headpieces with short veil. Their bouquets consisted of blue pomps surrounded with white carnations.

James Geiger of Dorchester was best man and groomsmen were Dale Geiger of Dorchester, brother of the bride, and Morris Wussow of Colby, brother-in-law of the groom. Melvin Mohan of Colby and David Geiger of Dorchester ushered.

Dinner was served 30 guests at the home of the bride’s parents; a reception was held in the afternoon for about 175 guests at the Mayville town hall and a supper was served 175 guests at St. Louis parish hall in Dorchester in the evening. A dance was held at the Mayville town hall in the evening.

After a wedding trip to Southern Wisconsin and Illinois, the couple will make their home in Colby where the groom is employed by the Packaging Corporation of America in Colby, Wis. The bride is a graduate of Dorchester High School, and, prior to her marriage, had been employed by the Packaging Corporation of America in Colby, Wis. The groom is a graduate of Colby High School.



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