BioM: Runzheimer, Karen (1961)
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Surnames: Runzheimer, Redmann, Sprengler, Parsch, Okubo, Okeson

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/22/1961

Runzheimer, Karen (Marriage - 17 June 1961)

Miss Karen Runzheimer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Runzheimer of Colby, and Ray F. Redmann of Whitewater, son of Mrs. Ida Redmann of Edgar, exchanged marriage vows at a wedding ceremony performed in Christ Lutheran church in Abbotsford Saturday afternoon, June 17. Rev. F. H. Sprengler of Dorchester and Rev. H. G. Parsch of Shawano, the bride’s uncle, performed the ceremony.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length gown of embroidered nylon organza. It featured a scoop neckline outlined with sequins, bracelet-length sleeves, and a chapel-length train. Her fingertip veil of English illusion was fastened to a crown of seed pearls. She carried a prayer book on which a white orchid was placed.

The maid of honor was Miss Ellen Okubo of Hawaii and bridesmaids were Miss Rose Redmann of Chicago and Miss Beverly Runzheimer of Colby, Wis. They were attired in street-length dresses of blue organza over blue taffeta with scoop necklines and taffeta cummerbunds and sashes complemented by blue organza headpieces and bouquets of pink and white carnations.

Susan Runzheimer was flower girl and wore a dress like those of the bride’s attendants.

Attending the groom were Daniel Redmann of Chicago, best man, and Lofton Runzheimer of Colby, and Ned Redmann of Chicago, groomsmen. Ushers were James Runzheimer of Colby and Dick Okeson, St. Paul, Minn.

There was a dinner in the church parlors at 5:30 p.m. followed by a reception at the Abbotsford village hall.

The bride, a graduate of Colby High School, attended the University of Wisconsin Extension in Wausau and Whitewater State College, where she was a graduate this month. She will teach in East Troy. The groom attended school in Edgar and attended Wausau Vocational School and is employed by GMC in Janesville.

The couple will make their home in Whitewater after returning from a wedding trip to Canada.



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