BioM: McKinney, Venida (1952)


Surnames: McKinney, Gust, Rahrs, Rucks  

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 01/24/1952 

McKinney, Venida (Marriage - 19 Jan. 1952) 

Immanuel Lutheran church, Campbellsport, was the setting at 1:30 Saturday, Jan. 19, for the wedding of Miss Venida McKinney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard McKinney and Cpl. Roger Gust, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gust, Campbellsport. 

The Rev. R. A. Rahrs officiated at the double ring ceremony. During the service, the groom’s sister, Miss Inez Gust, sang "O Perfect Love," and "The Lord’s Prayer," accompanied by Miss Gloria Rucks.  

The bride chose a ballerina length gown of ivory satin, fashioned with a fitted chantilly lace bodice and matching lace sleeves. Her satin and lace headpiece secured a silk illusion fingertip veil. She carried a prayer book, topped with a white orchid and hyacinth bells. 

The groom’s sister, Miss Bernadine Gust, Milwaukee, was the maid of honor. Her strapless coral gown was fashioned with a matching net over taffeta bolero. Her headpiece and shoes were of coral satin and she carried a colonial bouquet of Pinocchio roses and pompons. 

Gordon Rucks, cousin of the groom, served as best man. 

The bride’s mother wore a navy blue dress with winter white accessories and the groom’s mother selected a navy blue dress with black accessories. Both had corsages of gardenias and red roses. 

Following the ceremony, a reception for about 50 guests was held in the church parlors and dinner was served. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were from Dorchester, Medford, Milwaukee, Lomira, Byron, Oakfield, Fond du Lac, and Williams, Montana. 

The Carl Gust family recently moved to Campbellsport from Abbottsford.  



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