Obit: Everson, Joan L. (1951)
Contact: Stan
Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Everson, Wnek, Picamen, Gospodar, Hedler, Nolechek, Giwojna, Danielson, Bogumill. Marcott

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/16/1951

Everson, Joan L. (7 AUG 1951)

Baskets of white gladioli decorated St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stanley Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1951 for the wedding of Miss Joan L. Everson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Everson, Stanley, and Leon F. Wnek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wnek, Thorp (Clark Co. Wis.).

The Rev. Ralph J. Geissler read the double ring rites at 9 a.m. A breakfast was served at the Everson home following the wedding, and guests were received in the Stanley Auditorium from 4 to 7 p.m.

Miss Francis Picamen, Birchwood, Wis., served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Marian Gospodar, Stanley; Mrs. Clarence Hedler, Colby, the bridegroom’s sister, and Miss Geraldine Hedler, Eau Claire.

William Nolechek came from Milwaukee to serve as the bridegroom’s best man, and Clarence Hedler and Ray Giwojna, Thorp, were groomsmen. Allan Danielson, Birchwood, and Claybourne Bogumill, Thorp, ushered.

Chantilly lace over satin styled the bride’s gown. The lace over satin bodice, made with long lace sleeves, and sweetheart neckline with a lace collar, buttoned in the back. Lace godets detailed the full satin skirt, and a long lace train extend from a satin butterfly bustle. Securing her full scalloped illusion veil was a pearlized orange blossom crown. She carried a bouquet of white orchids with stephanotis.

Gowns of white ninon over satin fashioned with fitted bodices and sheer bolero jackets were worn by the bridal aides. The honor attendant carried a colonial bouquet of pink and white pompon chrysanthemums. Yellow and white pompon chrysanthemums formed the colonial bouquets carried by the bridesmaids.

Diane Hedler, the bridegroom’s niece, served as flower girl, wearing a white gown made with an imported lace bertha and a full ninon skirt, with side peplums edged in lace. She wore fresh flowers in her hair and carried an arm basket of mixed flowers. Michael Marcott, Eau Claire, cousin of the bride, was ring bearer.

Mrs. Everson was dressed in an aqua chiffon and lace frock, worn with navy blue and white accessories. The bridegroom’s mother wore navy blue and white accessories with her navy blue chiffon and lace dress. They pinned orchid corsages to their costumes.

As the couple left for a wedding trip in eastern Canada, the bride wore a navy blue faille suit with navy blue and white accessories and a corsage of white orchids. She is a graduate of Stanbrook Hall, Duluth, Minn., and attended Stout Institute, Menomonie. The bridegroom attend the Wausau Business School.

Mr. and Mrs. Wnek will be at home in Thorp after Aug. 26.

Pre-nuptial showers for the bride were given by Mrs. M. Elsen, Mrs. J. P. Micels, Mrs. M. Steinmetz, Mrs. A. J. Peterson, and Mrs. R. J. Chance.

 

 


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