BioM: Wilke, Bernice #3 (1948)
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Surnames: Beck, Wilke, Brockman, Ortlieb, Lang, Boxrucker, Rau, Poski

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/16/1948

Wilke, Bernice (Marriage - 8 Sept. 1948)

Mr. and Mrs. James Beck are now at home to friends at 523 Smith street, Stevens Point. Their marriage took place at St. Bernard’s church, Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, at 9:00 o’clock.

Miss Bernice Wilke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Wilke, Dorchester, and James Beck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beck, Colby, exchanged marriage vows in a double ring service, read by the Rev. Francis J. Brockman, before a nuptial High Mass.

The bridal gown was designed of white satin with a train. She wore a heart shaped locket and earrings, and carried a shower bouquet of pink and white roses. Her finger tip veil was caught to a beaded head dress.

The attendants were all gowned alike in satin frocks made with tight bodices and hoop skirts. They wore matching satin arm gloves and head dresses of satin, trimmed with lace, and pearl necklaces, gifts of the bride. They carried similar bouquets of pink and white chrysanthemums.

Blue satin was worn by Miss Helen Wilke, of Medford, sister of the bride, who was maid of honor. Yellow and pink were chosen for Miss Betty Beck, sister of the groom, of Colby, and Miss Joyce Ortlieb, of Dorchester, the bridesmaids.

Miss Shirley Lang, Dorchester, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. She too, wore a white satin frock with matching arm gloves, and bonnet. She wore a necklace of pearls, the gift of the bride, and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums.

The rings were carried by James Poski, of Rhinelander, nephew of the groom.

The best man was Louis Boxrucker, of Dorchester, and the ushers were Norman Wilke, brother of the bride, and George Rau, of Dorchester, Wis.

After the ceremony breakfast was served at the home of the groom’s parents and a reception was held at 1:00 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents. Supper for 150 guests was served at 4:00 at the Dorchester club house. A wedding dance was held in the evening at Walter’s Pavilion at Colby, Wis.



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