BioM: Gierl, Joanne Marie (1955) 

Contact: Stan 

Surnames: Gierl, Leffel, Schwartz 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/08/1955  

Gierl, Joanne Marie (Marriage - 31 Aug. 1955) 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Leffel are at home to friends on rt. 1, Colby, where he is engaged in farming. Their marriage took place at 2 o’clock, Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the rectory of St. Mary’s Catholic church, Colby, with the Rev. Vincent Schwartz officiating. 

A double ring ceremony was used when Miss Joanne Marie Gierl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Gierl of Colby became the bride of Leo Henry Leffel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Leffel, rt. 1, Colby. 

For the occasion, she was attired in a pink and white voile, street-length dress. Tiny bands of white lace detailed the tuxedo front of the snug-fitting, sleeveless bodice, which was highlighted with a wing collar. The bouffant skirt was clinched at the waistline with a pink velveteen belt. 

A band of pink tea roses was pinned in her hair, and the pink and white theme of her outfit was carried out in the corsage of pink and white tea roses which was pinned at her shoulder-line. 

A deeper shade of pink poplin was chosen for the attendants. Miss Elaine Rose Gierl served her sister as maid of honor and Miss Marcella Leffel, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid. Winged collars topped off the pleated bodices which featured short push-up sleeves. White tea roses forming a narrow band were pinned in their hair, and corsages of pink and white roses adorned their frocks. 

Robert L. Gierl, served his new brother-in-law as best man, and Tenry Leffel, Jr., cousin of the groom, assisted as groomsman. 

Mrs. Gierl chose a navy blue taffeta dress with white accessories for her daughter’s wedding. The groom’s mother wore a navy blue crepe dress with white accessories. Pink and white carnations formed the corsages which they had pinned to their outfits. 

The immediate families joined the bridal party at a 4:30 o’clock dinner at the Coral Room of the Colby Hotel. A wedding dance was held at the Trianon Ballroom. 

Prior to her marriage, the bride was employed at the Marshfield News Herald. 



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