BioM: Leach, Mary Kathryn (1950)
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Surnames: Leach, Stelzel, Ryan, Coleman, Marks, Entler

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/19/1950

Leach, Mary Kathryn (Marriage - 14 Oct. 1950)

St. Mary of the Lake rectory, Minneapolis, was the scene of the marriage of Miss Mary Kathryn Leach and Leonard Stelzel, on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, at 2:00 o’clock. The Rev. Father Thomas T. Ryan performed the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Kathryn Leach and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stelzel, all of Minneapolis. The Stelzels were formerly Abbotsford residents.

The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Joseph Leach, wore a gown of white slipper satin, styled with a fitted bodice, with an off the shoulder bertha collar and net yoke. The long sleeves ended in points over her hands and the full skirt fell into a flowing train. Her ankle length veil of illusion fell from a pearl encrusted head dress, and was trimmed with wide lace. She wore two strands of pearls, the gift of the groom, and carried a large, all white bouquet of chrysanthemums and the bride made her dress and veil.

Mrs. Donald Coleman, Chicago, was her sister’s maid of honor. She wore a gown of yellow satin with a matching picture hat and carried a bouquet of bronze chrysanthemums and yellow baby mums. She wore white lace mitts and silver ear rings, a gift of the bride.

The groom’s sister, Mrs. Edwin Marks, Chippewa Falls, was the bridesmaid, in a gown of light blue satin with a matching picture hat and she carried a bouquet of bronze chrysanthemums and yellow baby mums. She wore white lace mitts and gold ear rings, given her by the bride.

The groom’s attendants were his very close friend, Richard Entler, Minneapolis, as best man, and the bride’s twin brother, James Leach, Minneapolis.

A 5:00 o’clock dinner, for 25 guests was served at the home of the groom’s parents. The reception, attended by 50 guests, was held at the home of the bride’s aunt, at 8:00 o’clock in the evening, after which the young couple left on a week’s honeymoon to northern Minnesota.

The bride’s mother wore a wine colored suit with navy blue accessories and a corsage of chrysanthemums. The groom’s mother wore a suit of navy blue with navy and black accessories and a corsage of red rose buds.

The bride is employed in the office of the Dayton Company and the groom is employed at the Century Products Company as a welder. They will make their home in Minneapolis.

Two showers were given for the bride and groom, one by the bride’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph Leach, at her home, and the other a shower dance, at the Bateman hall, on Sept. 30 was given by Mrs. Ed Stelzel and Mrs. Edwin Marks, the groom’s mother and sister. Relatives and friends attended from Abbotsford, Dorchester, Medford, Wausau, Manitowish, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Baraboo, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Minneapolis, Minn.; Oak Knoll, Minn.; Fargo, North Dakota; and Richmond, Kentucky.



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