BioM: Erickson, Patricia Jane (1957)

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Surnames: Erickson, Seefeldt, Oyan, Burt, Nichols, Hardrath, Rankl 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/26/1957 

Erickson, Patricia Jane (Marriage - 21 Sept. 1957) 

In a candlelight ceremony at the First Presbyterian church, Abbotsford, Saturday evening, Miss Patricia Jane Erickson became the bride of Ray Seefeldt, of Marshfield. The Rev. Douglas Oyan of the First Presbyterian church of Marshfield read the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Oyan sang "O Perfect Love," and "The Lord’s Prayer." Mrs. Jerome Rankl was organist and accompanied Mrs. Oyan. 

Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. William S. Erickson, Route 1, Curtiss, and Mr. and Mrs. Bernhardt Seefeldt, of Marshfield, Route 1. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white all-lace gown, ballerina length. Rhinestones and gold stitching detailed the fitted bodice made with a scoop neckline and fitted three-quarter length sleeves. A crown of seed pearls secured her shoulder length nylon tulle veil and seed pearls and white satin ribbons were interspersed with the red roses in her cascade bouquet. Pearl earrings and necklace completed her ensemble. 

Attending the bridal couple were the bride’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burt, Marshfield. 

Mrs. Burt’s formal was of nylon tulle in winter green. With it she wore a matching stole and carried a cascade bouquet of fall flowers in shades of yellow and gold. Similar flowers were worn in her hair. 

Mrs. Erickson appeared at her daughter’s wedding in a lace dress of sandalwood with matching accessories while Mrs. Seefeldt wore brown with beige accessories. Both mothers had corsages of pink roses. 

The two maternal grand mothers of the couple were present and each had a corsage of pink and white carnations. Mrs. Eliza Nichols, of Marshfield, is the grandmother of the bride, and Mrs. Annie Hardrath, of Riplinger, is the groom’s grandmother. 

Following the ceremony a buffet supper was served to the immediate families at the home of the bride’s parents. 

When Mr. and Mrs. Seefeldt return from a honeymoon trip to Canada, they will make their home on the groom’s farm, west of Marshfield. 

The bride, a graduate of the Abbotsford high school, in 1957, was employed at the Marshfield Clinic prior to her marriage. The groom, a graduate of the Marshfield high school, is an overseas veteran and a farmer. 




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