BioM: Bedynek, Shirley Jean (1956)

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Surnames: Bedynek, Schilling, Walljasper, Spaeth, Bungert, Behnke, Weisenberger, Schmirler, Vesley, Butalia 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 07/26/1956  

Bedynek, Shirley Jean (Marriage - 23 July 1956) 

Miss Shirley Jean Bedynek, route 1, Marathon, became the bride of Wayne Schilling, route 4, Edgar, in St. Mary’s Catholic church, Marathon, on Saturday. The Rev. Mark Walljasper witnessed the ceremony. 

The former Miss Bedynek is the daughter of the William Bedyneks, Marathon, and her groom is the son of John Schilling, Abbotsford. 

The bride wore a gown of rosepoint lace over nylon tulle and satin, with sequins appliquéd on the lace. The scalloped lace bodice was made with a Queen Anne collar and long tapering sleeves. Lace front and back panels flared from the long lace bodice into a chapel-length train. The bride carried a mother-of-pearl prayerbook, with two orchids tied with white satin ribbons. 

Miss Donna Spaeth, Milwaukee, cousin of the groom, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Patsy Bungert, Athens; Miss Barbara Behnke, Milwaukee; and Mrs. William Weisenberger, Jr., Marathon, all cousins of the bride. 

Glen Schilling, Edgar, was best man for his brother; and Robert Schmirler, Colby, and Robert Vesley, Ft. Lewis, Wash., cousins of the groom; and Mr. Weisenberger, were groomsmen. Joseph Butalia, Marathon, a cousin of the bride; and Dale Schilling, Goodrich, a brother of the groom, were ushers. 

The bridal aides were dressed alike in white. The gowns were made with fitted lace bodices, with V necklines and cap sleeves. Lace peplums finished the ruffled floor-length skirts. They wore sequin braid hats studded with pearls, and carried colonial bouquets of pompons, orchid and white for the maid of honor, and pink and white for the bridesmaids. 

Guests attended the wedding from Stratford, Edgar, Medford, Colby, Abbotsford, Athens, Beaver Dam, Milwaukee, Janesville, Wausau, Appleton, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Dells, Pelican Lake, Superior, Wisconsin Rapids, and Marathon; Chicago, Ill.; Ft. Lewis, Wash.; Virginia, Minn.; San Diego, Calif.; and Portland, Ore. 

Breakfast was served to 225 guests, and 425 were served at noon. A reception and dance followed in the Rib River ballroom. 

The newlyweds are on a wedding trip to Canada. After July 30, they will make their home on route 1, Marathon.



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