BioM: Rasmussen, Mary #2 (1945)

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Surnames: Rasmussen, Venzke, Mantik, Jensen, Blum, Sayles, Abitz

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 4 Oct. 1945

Rasmussen, Mary (Marriage - 29 Sept. 1945)

At the Gospel tabernacle in Milan, Saturday afternoon, in a ceremony performed by the Rev. G. William Grams, Miss Mary Rasmussen, Stanley, became the bride of Ernest Venzke, town of Johnson. This day, chosen by the bride, was the same as that chosen by the groom’s mother, 25 years before. The church was decorated with festoons of blue and pink streamers caught to a large, white wedding bell and with baskets of cut flowers.

Mrs. Reuben Mantik played the wedding marches and the accompaniment for the vocal numbers. Miss Lois Blum sang "I Love You Truly" and a duet was sung by Miss Blum and Mrs. Elmer Jensen, Abbotsford, Wis.

With her entrained gown of white satin, the bride wore a trailing veil, caught to a coronet of orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet of red and white roses. Her pearl necklace was a gift of the bridegroom.

Miss Mabel Rasmussen, Stanley, aunt of the bride who served as her maid of honor, was gowned in pink net over taffeta, and the bridesmaid, Miss Frieda Venzke, sister of the bridegroom, wore a formal of light blue taffeta. Both had pastel flower corsages pinned to their shoulders.

Alvin Venzke, brother of the groom, was the best man Enos Mantik, a cousin of the groom, was usher.

After the ceremony, about 60 guests were entertained at a reception and dinner at the home of the bridegroom’s mother, Mrs. Herman Venzke, town of Johnson. Decorations at the house consisted of pastel streamers and cut flowers.

Out of town guests included the bride’s grand mother, Mrs. Theodore Rasmussen, Carl Rasmussen, Jr., and Mrs. Donald Sayles, Stanley; Miss Lois Blum, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jensen and family, Abbotsford, and Gustav and Walter Abitz, Medford.

The couple will reside in the town of Holton. The bridegroom is employed there at the Laabs Cheese company plant.



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