BioM: Wichmann, Beverly (1951)

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Surnames: Wichmann, Funk, Johnson, Patzwald, Kohls, Schalz, Skogstad, Siberski, DeJung

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/22/1951

Wichmann, Beverly (17 MAR 1951)

Baskets of spring flowers, banked with palms and candelabra, formed the setting in the Eleva Lutheran Church Saturday, March 17, 1951, as Miss Beverly J. Wichmann became the bride of Robert C. Funk.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray O. Wichmann, Eleva, and the bridegroom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Funk, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.).

Given in marriage by her father, the bride repeated the double ring ceremony after Rev. Sven Thompson in an 8 p.m. candlelight ceremony. Chantilly lace, styled with a fitted bodice and long sleeves, formed the bridal gown. The full, ballerina length skirt was underlined with net over satin. A beaded crown decorated with rhinestones and edged with pearls, secured her fingertip veil. She carried a colonial bouquet of carnations centered with a lavender orchid.

Ballerina length gowns of orchid velveray styled like the bridal costume was worn by the attendants. They carried colonial bouquets of jonquils and white sweet peas with orchids. Miss Jerrine Skogstad, Eleva, acted as the honor attendant, and bridesmaids were Miss Mary Jane Johnson, Eau Claire and Miss Dawn Patzwald, Fall Creek.

The bride’s brother, Rodney, Madison, served as best man, and groomsmen were Herbert Kohls, Eau Claire, and Ted Schalz, St. Paul, Minn.

Seating the guests were Carl Siberski, Wilkes Barre, Pa., and Bill DeJung, Rice Lake.

Nuptial music was played by Mrs. John Myhers, Eleva. She accompanied Aage Wichmann, uncle of the bride, who sang during the ceremony. Mrs. Peter Johnson, Osseo, sang, accompanied by Theola Waller, Osseo.

Receiving the guests in the church parlors following the ceremony, Mrs. Wichmann wore a navy blue sheer dress with navy blue and white accessories. The bridegroom’s mother chose a navy blue dress with gold trim. Talisman roses formed their corsages.

As the couple left for a wedding trip to northern Minnesota, the bride wore a red suit with black accessories. Mrs. Funk, who attended Eau Claire State Teachers College, is employed at the National Pressure Cooker Co. Mr. Funk is a senior at the college. The couple will live at 2586-B Birch St., Eau Claire.

Showers were given for the bride before her marriage by friends in Eleva and by Mrs. Jack Emanuel, Augusta.



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