BioM: Frane, Ruth
Surnames: Frane, Apfelbeck, Schulz, Berg, Thompson, Pecher, Kniess
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/20/1961
Frane, Ruth Ann (Marriage - 8 Apr. 1961)
Miss Ruth Ann Frane, daughter of Mrs. Theodore Frane of Abbotsford, became the bride of Clement Apfelbeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Apfelbeck of Colby, Saturday morning, April 8, at St. Bernard’s Catholic church in Abbotsford, Wis. Rev. Raymond Schulz officiated at the double ring ceremony and sang the nuptial high mass.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her oldest brother, Howard, wore a gown of embroidered net over taffeta with aurora borealis trim. It was fashioned with a fitted bodice with a Sabrina neckline, long sleeves, and long, full skirt. Her fingertip veil was held by a crown. She carried a cascade arrangement of white chrysanthemums and red roses.
Her attendants were dressed alike in frocks of silk organza designed with a scoop neckline with a bow in the front of the shirred bodice. Their full, gathered skirts, with a deep hem, were street length. They wore small crowns of aurora borealis and small veils. They carried nosegay bouquets of pink and white carnations.
Miss Jean Berg of Colby was maid of honor and appeared in a frosty pink frock. Blue ribbons were tied in her bouquet.
Miss Carol Thompson of Milwaukee, the Misses Carol Jean and Patricia Frane, of Abbotsford, sisters of the bride, were bridesmaids. Dusty blue was the color of their dresses and pink ribbons were used in their bouquets.
Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Arvin, of Colby, Wis. Glen and Roy Frane, brothers of the bride, and Dennis Pecher, a cousin of the groom, all of Abbotsford, were the groomsmen. Ushers were Charles Frane and James Apfelbeck, brothers of the bridal couple.
Both mothers wore navy blue ensembles and had corsages of pink and white carnations. Mrs. Frane chose white accessories and Mrs. Apfelbeck had pink and white accessories.
Mrs. Frieda Kniess of Wausau, maternal grand mother of the bride, had a corsage of yellow and white carnations.
About 125 guests were served a 12 o’clock dinner at the home of the bride’s mother and about 200 were guests at supper. In the evening, a wedding dance was held at Memorial Hall, Dorchester, Wis.
The groom is engaged in farming, and, after a southern wedding trip, the couple will make their home on the farm of the groom’s parents on Route 1, Colby, Wis.
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