BioM: Benzschawel, Lucille (1953)
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Surnames: Benzschawel, Sawczuk, Burke, Culbert


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/13/1953


Benzschawel, Lucille (3 AUG 1953)


Miss Lucille Benzschawel of St. Paul, Minn., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benzschawel of Thorp (Clark Co.), Wis., became the bride of Edward Sawczuk, St. Paul, son of Mrs. Frank Sawczuk of Greenwood (Clark Co.), Wis., Monday, Aug. 3, 1953 at 9 a.m. double ring ceremony at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. A. M. Muckerheide read the service before an altar adorned with bouquets of assorted shades of gladiolas.


Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a gown of imported Chantilly lace over ice blue satin and nylon net illusion yoke trimmed with lace. The lace overskirt fell entrain over three rows of ruffled nylon. Her long sleeves were fashioned of lace. The fingertip veil was fashioned to a coronation headpiece and she carried two orchids and salmon shaded roses. Her pearl necklace was a gift of the groom.


Mrs. Jack Burke of Oshkosh, sister of the groom, was matron of honor and Mrs. Marian Culbert, Eau Claire, sister of the bride, were bridesmaids. The matron of honor wore a Nile green gown of net over yellow taffeta with strapless bodice of gathered net with short boleros, bouffant skirt trimmed with matching bows. The bridesmaids were dressed in identical gowns in Nile green taffeta with yellow overskirt. All wore sheer nylon gloves, double strands of pearls and matching earrings. They carried bouquets of shaded salmon roses and yellow gladiolas, and wore salmon roses and matching net for headpieces.


John Sawczuk, Greenwood, brother of the groom, was best man, and Alvin Benzschawel, Thorp, brother of the bride, was the groomsman. They were attired in white dinner jackets.


The mother of the bride attended in a beige dress with white accessories and a red rose corsage. The groom’s mother was attired in an orchid print dress with navy accessories complimented with a Johanna Hill rose corsage.

A dinner and reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. A dance in the evening was held at the American legion Hall.


When the young couple left on a wedding trip the bride was wearing a pastel blue linen dress.


They will make their home at 191 Sherburne Ave., in St. Paul, Minn.


The bride is employed at the Northwestern Bell Telephone offices in St. Paul and the groom is employed at the International Harvester Co. in St. Paul.


Out of town guests at the Sawczuk-Benzschawel wedding here Aug. 3rd were Bernard Benzschawel and family and Mr. and Mrs. John Burke, of Boyd; Mrs. Otto Schoenberger and daughter of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Velcheck and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Koperski of Stevens Point, Wis.; Mrs. Marian Culbert and son of Eau Claire; Mrs. Regina Swiatowski and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Sawczuk and family and Stanley Sawczuk of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burke of Oshkosh….(the rest of my copy was cut off)



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