Rae Ann #2 (1961)
Surnames: Loughead, Bechler, Koelmay, Fuller, Danner, Simonsen, Summers
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/29/1961
Loughead, Rae Ann (Marriage - 24 June 1961)
Miss Rae Ann Loughead of Unity, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Loughead of Unity, and Eldon Bechler of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bechler of Spencer, were united in marriage Saturday, June 24, at a 7 o’clock ceremony in the Unity Methodist Church. Rev. Ralph Koelemay officiated and Mrs. Rodney Fuller sang "I Promise You" and "O Perfect Love."
The bride wore a ballerina-length gown of Chantilly lace over taffeta. It was fashioned with a fitted bodice ending in a V, Sabrina neckline trimmed with sequins, long sleeves coming to a point at the wrists, and a skirt featuring a pleated nylon tulle front panel edged in lace. She carried a bouquet of pink carnations centered with a white orchid.
Maid of honor was Miss Lou Ellen Loughead of Unity, and bridesmaid was Miss Patricia Danner of Chicago, Ill. Ballerina-length gowns were worn by both attendants. They were sleeveless and featured draped V necklines, full skirts, and trimming of organza roses at the bodices. Their face veils were attached to crowns trimmed with pearls and they carried wicker baskets of pink carnations, daisies and chrysanthemums.
The groom’s attendants were Richard Simonson of Loyal, best man, and Jerry Loughead of Unity, groomsman. Ushers were Tom Loughead of Black River Falls and Wendell Summers of Unity, Wis.
The bride is a graduate of Colby High School and of Wausau Technical School. She has been employed as a private secretary for Filter Queen Sales.
The groom graduated from Spencer High School and served in the Marine Corp. He is presently employed at Collins Radio Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
After a wedding trip to northern Wisconsin, the young couple will make their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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