BioM: Makkonen, Ruth (1950)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Makkonen, Liimatta, Puotinen, Pousi, Lurvey, Isaac, Myren, Nielsen

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 4, 1951

Makkonen, Ruth (Marriage - 27 December 1950)

Miss Ruth Makkonen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Makkonen of Withee, became the ride of Into Liimatta, Fort Collins, Colo., son of Mr. and Mrs. Maine Liimatta of Kokkola, Finland, at a candlelight service performed at 8 p.m. on December 27 at Bethany Lutheran Church at Owen. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Viljo Puotinen.

The bride wore a gown of white marquisette with a train and finger tip veil held in place by a beaded crown. For her jewelry she wore a gold cross. Her bridal bouquet consisted of yellow roses and white chrysanthemums.

Her attendant, Thea Myren, of Crookston, Minn., wore powder marquisette over satin and carried pink roses and white chrysanthemums.

The best man was Evert Pousi of Kingston, Minn. Reino Makkonen and Oscar Makkonen of Albuquerque, N.M., and Owen respectively, served as ushers. Rev. Leslie Lurvey sang the Finnish prayer hymn and "O Lord most Holy."

The home address of the young people will be in Fort Collins, Colo.

The bride is a graduate of the Withee High School and Fairview Hospital School of Nursing. The groom is a graduate of he University of Helsinki, Gustavus Adolphus, and is attending the Colorado A. and M. College at Fort Collins.

Those from away attending the wedding were the Rev. and Mrs. Edward Isaac of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Evert Pousi of Kingston, Minn., Thea Myren of Crookston, Minn., Andrew Nielsen of Crookston, Minn., the Rev. and Mrs. Leslie Lurvey of Ely, Minn., Lina Makkonen of Chicago, and Reino Makkonen of Albuquerque, N. M.



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