BioM: Shaw, Shirley Rae (1952)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Shaw, Gross, Filitz, Barr, Goeke, Neilsen, Schoengarth, Noltner, Steiger, Koehler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 24, 1952

Shaw, Shirley Rae (Marriage - 19 January 1952)

Miss Shirley Rae Shaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shaw of 1016 Hewett Street, and Darcy D. Gross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Filitz of Neillsville, repeated their nuptial vows at 2:30 o’clock, January 19, at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Neillsville. The Rev. William Koehler performed the double ring ceremony before an altar banked with baskets of white mums.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose the traditional white satin for her gown. It was fashioned with a fitted bodice, long sleeves coming to points at the wrists, and a full length train edged with lace. Her finger tip veil fell from a beaded tiara. She carried a bridal bouquet of white mums.

Miss Sandra Barr, cousin of the bride, was her maid of honor, and Beverly Shaw, sister of the bride, served as her bridesmaid. They wore gowns fashioned alike of aqua satin over hoop skirts. They wore matching halos of net in their hair and carried bouquets of white mums.

Harvey Goeke of Greenwood acted as best man and George Neilsen and Harris Schoengarth of Neillsville and James Noltner of Madison ushered.

During the ceremony Ervin Steiger sang two selections. A wedding reception was held in the church parlors immediately following the ceremony. The young couple will make their home in Milwaukee where the groom is employed.

The bride was graduated from the Neillsville High School with the class of 1951 and has been employed at the Farmers Store. The groom, who has served three years in the Army Air Force, is now employed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Guests from out of town attending the ceremony were from Madison, Milwaukee, Greenwood, Kansas City, MO., Marshfield and Illinois.



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