BioM: Pozdell, Francis M. (1954)

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Surnames: Pozdell, Polnaszek, Beaudot, Dobrzynski, Papierniak, Bogumill, Jacques. Thierl, Truse, Swatzina


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/13/1954


Pozdell, Francis M. (26 APR 1954)


Before an altar decorated with Easter lilies, snapdragons and roses, Miss Francis Marie Pozdell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Pozdell of Stanley, became the bride of Richard Polnaszek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Polnaszek, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.).  Rev. Ralph Geissler conducted the double ring ceremony at a 9:30 nuptial High Mass Monday, April 26, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  The bride was given in marriage by her father.


For her wedding the bride chose a floor length gown of nylon tulle and imported Chantilly lace of satin.  The fitted satin bodice with a scoop neckline and wrist tipped sleeves was attached to a bouffant skirt with nylon tulle over Chantilly lace.  Her nylon net veil was jeweled with seed pearls.  She carried a bouquet of orchids, stephanotis and ivy.


Attending the bride was Miss Lavon Beaudot of Chicago, Ill., friend of the bride.  She wore a gown of white nylon tulle over lavender taffeta with matching gauntlets and carried a bouquet of white and yellow roses and white and lavender sweet peas.  Mrs. Edward Dobrzynski, Milwaukee, sister of the groom, Miss Lucille Pozdell, Stanley, sister of the bride, and Miss Mary Pozdell, Chicago, sister of the bride, served as bridesmaids.  All wore gowns identical to that of the first bridesmaid and carried similar flowers.  All wore a double strand lavender pearl chokers and earrings, gifts of the bride.


Louis Papierniak, friend of the groom of Milwaukee, was best man, and groomsmen were Edward Dobrzynski, brother-in-law of the groom of Milwaukee, Byron Bogumill, cousin of the groom of Thorp, and Duane Jacque, friends of the groom of Milwaukee.


Music was sung by St. Mary’s Choir.  Mrs. Robert Thierl sang "Ave Maria." Joan Swatzina and Mrs. Robert Truse sang "O Lord I am Not Worthy."


For her daughter’s wedding Mrs. Pozdell chose a navy blue crepe dress with white accessories and a white orchid corsage.  Mrs. Tom Polnaszek, mother of the bridegroom, wore a navy blue crepe dress with pink and white accessories and a white orchid corsage.


A wedding dinner was served to about 60 guests and an afternoon reception was held at the St. Hedwig’s Parish Hall for about 230 guests.


Out of town guests from Milwaukee, Lublin, Madison, Green Bay, Pulaski, Hartland, Eau Claire, Watertown, Marshfield, Wis., and Chicago, Ill. attended the wedding.


The bride graduated from Stanley High School and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Marshfield.  She has been employed at Veteran’s Hospital at Madison.  The groom, a thorp High School graduate and a graduate of Wis. Institute of Mortuary and Science, Milwaukee, Wis. is employed as a funeral director at the Weiss Funeral Home, Milwaukee, Wis.


After a week’s honeymoon to Niagara Falls the couple will be at home at 1026 E. Lyon, Milwaukee, Wis.




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