BioM: Noonan, Rosemary (1954) 

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Surnames: Noonan, Leichtnam, Schulz, Kadonsky, Mikottis, Billman 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/21/1954 

Noonan, Rosemary (Marriage - 16 Oct. 1954) 

Miss Rosemary Noonan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Noonan, and Robert Leichtnam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Leichtnam, were united in marriage Saturday morning, Oct. 16 at 8:30 o’clock, at St. Bernard’s Catholic church. Vows were exchanged in a double ring ceremony before the high altar, beautifully decorated with vases of gladioli and chrysanthemums. The Rev. Raymond Schulz officiated and sang the nuptial high mass. 

Mrs. Noonan, the bride’s mother, joined the choir in singing favorite hymns. During the offertory Mrs. George Kadonsky sang Gounod’s "Ave Maria" and at the close of the ceremony, when the bride placed a bouquet on the altar of the Blessed Virgin, the choir sang "Mother at Your Feet I’m Kneeling." 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of rosepoint lace over satin fashioned with a nylon net yoke and cap sleeves complemented with gauntlets of matching lace. Two full ruffles of nylon net billowed to the floor from her bouffant ballerina length lace skirt. A stiffened nylon hat encircled with lily of the valley blossoms held her finger tip veil. She wore a silver and rhinestone necklace and earrings, a gift from her parents, and a bracelet duplicating the Queen Elizabeth II coronation jewelry. She carried a bouquet of yellow and white roses with showers of lilies of the valley. 

Miss Judy Leichtnam, cousin of the groom, was maid of honor. Mrs. John Mikottis, Chicago, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. Their waltz length frocks were styled with sleeveless bodices with which they wore stoles and lace gauntlets. In their hair they wore pleated net bands. Their silver and rhinestone necklaces and earrings were gifts from the bride. Miss Leichtnam’s dress was orchid and she carried a basket of white, yellow and orchid pompons. Mrs. Mikottis wore light blue and her basket was an arrangement of white, yellow and blue pompons. 

Miss Jeanne Noonan, Ayrshire, Ia., niece of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a white floor length frock with a fitted bodice, short sleeves and nylon net yoke topping a bouffant skirt of net over satin. Her head piece was of net and her flowers were carried in a basket. The heart shaped locket which she wore was a gift of the bride. 

Peter Noonan, Detroit, Mich., brother of the bride, was best man and John Mikottis, was groomsman. Billy Lee Leichtnam, brother of the groom, carried the rings on a satin pillow. He wore a white coat and dark trousers exactly like those worn by the groom.  

Ushers were James Noonan, brother of the bride, and Elmer Leichtnam, uncle of the groom. 

The bride’s mother wore a black dress with black accessories and the groom’s mother chose a pink and grey boucle with a pink hat and black accessories. Both had corsages of red roses and white baby mums. Mrs. Ed Leichtnam and Mrs. Walter Billman, grand mothers of the groom, wore grey and brown, respectively, and had corsages of white and yellow baby mums. 

A wedding breakfast for the bridal party was served at the Leichtnam home. Dinner at 12:00 and a reception at 3:00 o’clock were held at the high school dining room. About 60 guests attended from Abbotsford, La Crosse, Chicago, Wisconsin Rapids, Chili, Colby, Curtiss, West Allis, Athens, Ayrshire, Ia., and Detroit, Mich. 

In two weeks they will be at home to friends in Abbotsford where they will reside in a trailer house on Spruce Street. 

Both young people are graduates of the Abbotsford high school; Mr. Leichtnam with the class of 1952 and Mrs. Leichtnam with the class of 1954. Mr. Leichtnam is employed at the Abby Theatre as projection operator.  



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