BioM: Ploeckelman, Sylvia (1945)

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Surnames: Ploeckelman, Bender, Brandt, Empey, Denzine, Guse, Wilke, Hagen, Hovey

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 04/19/1945

Ploeckelman, Sylvia (Marriage - 14 Apr. 1945)

In a double ring ceremony, Saturday afternoon, Miss Sylvia Ploeckelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ploeckelman of Dorchester, became the bride of Henry J. Bender, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bender, of Abbotsford, Wis. The Rev. J. Brandt performed the ceremony at 1:30 at St. Peter’s Lutheran church, Dorchester, Wis.

Special music for the occasion was sung by the children’s choir.

The bride wore a long sleeved gown of white chiffon with V-neckline, caught at the sides by a cluster of pearls. A head dress of pearls also held the clouds of veiling with its lace inserts in the train. She wore a gold locket, a gift of the groom, and carried a large bouquet of pink roses, white iris and dahlias, showered with white streamers to which roses were tied.

Miss Bernice Ploeckelman, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Mrs. Eldred Empey, the groom’s sister, Evenell, and Mrs. Lawrence Denzine, his sister, Florence, also attended the bride.

Their gowns were all made alike. A shirred neckline, banded with rosebuds, elbow length sleeves and tiny, self covered buttons down the back, fashioned the satin bodices from which hung the very full chiffon skirts worn over satin. They all wore gold necklaces, matching shoulder length veils, caught by pearls and wrist corsages of mixed flowers. The maid of honor wore blue. Mrs. Empey wore yellow and Mrs. Denzine, pink.

Melvin Bender was best man for his brother and Mr. Denzine and Mr. Empey, brothers-in-law, were ushers. The color schemes of their suits ranged from camel to deep brown.

The bride’s mother wore a flowered print in blue with black accessories and the groom’s mother wore a flowered print in rose with blue accessories. Both mothers wore shoulder corsages.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, and dinner was served to 125 guests. A large, four tier wedding cake decorated with pink roses and topped by a wedding bell, was the centerpiece of the bridal table.

In the evening a wedding dance was held at the Community hall in Dorchester, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Bender are now at home on a farm near Stratford. Until just recently the groom had been employed by Kalepp Brothers, at Abbotsford, Wis.

Guests from away who attended the wedding were Otto Guse, Evansville, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Guse, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wilke and grandson, Roland Wilke, Mr. and Mrs. Ingwald Hagen and Mrs. Kenneth Hovey and daughter, all of Janesville.



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