Barbara J. (1951)
Surnames: Schief, Speich, Rundell, Brandt, Pagel, Butler, Abraham, Armstrong, Tlusty, Hurley
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/20/1951
Speich, Barbara J. (8 SEP 1951)
Gale Schief, son of Dr. and Mrs. G. Schief of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), and Miss Barbara Jean Speich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Speich of Ladysmith, were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony performed by Rev. Floyd Fahlgren before a beautifully decorated altar at the Methodist Church in Ladysmith at 3:00 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Sept. 8th, 1951.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white satin gown with long tapering sleeves, fitted bodice and high neckline. A ruffle of lace formed the yoke and were repeated in tiers around the full skirt, ending in a train. Her fingertip veil was edged in lace and she carried a white Bible with orchid and stephanotis.
Mrs. David Speich of Altoona, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor and wore a pale green gown with full skirt and tiny Peter Pan collar, and carried a bouquet of yellow gladioli. Bridesmaids were Miss Norma Rundell of Marshfield, and Miss Rayola Brandt of Ladysmith, who wore matching gowns of pink and carried orchid and white gladioli.
Flower girl and ring bearer in matching white dresses, were little Mary and Jane Tlusty of Medford, cousins of the groom. Before the bridal procession Katherine and Judith Pagel, also cousins of the groom, in matching gowns of pink and orchid, lighted the candles at the altar and in the chancel.
David Speich, brother of the bride, served as best man, and the ushers were Keith Butler, cousin of the bride, and George Abraham, friend of the bride.
Mrs. G. A. Armstrong played the organ prelude and accompanied Miss Betty Hurley, who sang "Oh Promise Me", "Because" and "The Lord’s Prayer," during the ceremony.
A reception was given for friends and relatives by the bride’s parents in the church parlors immediately following the ceremony. The three-tier wedding cake was served by Miss Bonnie Lou Girard and Mrs. James Luell, with Miss Joyce McElwaine and Mrs. Emory Ellingson, Jr., pouring.
Dr. and Mrs. Glen A Schief, parents of the groom, entertained 52 guests at a dinner given at Tee-A-Way Lodge Saturday evening for the bridal party and relatives.
The bride was graduated from the Ladysmith High School with the class of 1948 and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing at Marshfield, class of 1951. The groom was graduated from Thorp High School class of 1947, and attended Marquette University.
After the wedding trip the bride will remain at Ladysmith, while her husband, who is serving in the United State Army, is stationed at Camp McCoy.
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