BioM: Erickson, Shirley Jean (1955)

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Surnames: Erickson, Burt, Harrison, Melvin, Nelson, Seefeldt, Rankl, Nichols, Brown 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 12/01/1955  

Erickson, Shirley Jean (Marriage - 26 Nov. 1955) 

The bride’s sisters and the bridegroom’s brothers were the attendants when Miss Shirley Jean Erickson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Erickson, of Curtiss, and Robert Lloyd Burt, son of the Lloyd Burts, Marshfield, exchanged wedding vows Saturday afternoon. Officiating at the 4:00 o’clock candle light services was the Rev. Richard Harrison, in the First Presbyterian church. 

Chapel length gowns were worn by the bridal attendants, Miss Ora Lee Erickson as maid of honor and Miss Patricia Erickson, bridesmaid. The former wore avocado crystalette and the latter was dressed in coral, made up in an identical design. The sisters wore crowns of white carnations and yellow rosebuds, and carried baskets containing yellow roses and white carnations, interspersed with bittersweet, and accented with brown satin streamers. 

The bodice of the bridal gown was of imported Chantilly lace over satin. It featured an off the shoulder neckline, edged with tulle pleats and a petal design of seed pearls and sequins. The skirt was fashioned of triple tiers of nylon tulle. Her elbow length veil of silk illusion fell from a tiara of sequins and seed pearls. 

In her bouquet the bride carried talisman roses and feathered mums. 

Airman Donald Burt, Rome, N.Y., was his brother’s best man, and Lee Burt, Marshfield, was groomsman. 

Ushering duties were performed by Neal Melvin, Madison; Russ Nelson and Ray Seefeldt, Marshfield; and Jerome Rankl, Abbotsford. 

Music for the ceremony included the vocal selections, "Because" and "The Lord’s Prayer," both sung by Miss Joyce Burt, of Stevens Point, the bridegroom’s cousin. Her accompanist was Mrs. Jerome Rankl, Abbotsford. 

Mrs. Erickson selected a cream colored dress with gold trim and brown accessories for her daughter’s wedding, and wore a corsage of red garnet roses. Mrs. Burt was dressed in soldier blue with accessories in black. Her flowers were yellow roses. 

Also present for the day’s activities were grandmothers of both the bride and groom. Mrs. Eliza Nichols, the bride’s grand mother, wore black while the bridegroom’s grand mother, Mrs. L. H. Brown, wore aqua. Both had corsages of yellow roses. 

From the time the ceremony ended until supper was served to 125 friends and members of the family at 7:00 o’clock, in the Abbotsford high school dining room, the couple greeted their friends at a reception in their church dining room. 

To begin their wedding trip through southern Wisconsin and Illinois, the bride changed to a powder blue wool suit trimmed in charcoal. Her going away corsage was of talisman roses. 

On their return, Mr. and Mrs. Burt will be at home on Route 5, Marshfield. The bridegroom, a graduate of Marshfield senior high school, is presently employed at the Rollohome Corporation and his wife is employed in the pediatric department of the Marshfield Clinic. She is a graduate of Abbotsford high school and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, at Marshfield. 

Coming from out of town for the wedding were guests from Manitowoc, Marshfield, Wausau, Strum, Curtiss, Eau Claire, Stevens Point, Loyal, Madison, and Green Bay. 



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