BioM: Malnar, Dolores (1953) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Malnar, Zukowski, Krultz, Jordan, Stimac, Mamayek, Lamovec, Briski, Pszieniczny, Parkel, Lesar, Make, Pekol, Staut, Svete  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 7, 1954 

Malnar, Dolores (Marriage - 29 December 1953) 

Before an altar adorned with tall candelabra, poinsettias and miniature evergreen trees, Miss Dolores Malnar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Malnar of Willard, became the bride of Robert K. Zukowski, son of the Peter Zukowski of Thorp in a double-ring ceremony performed December 29, in the Holy Family Catholic Church at Willard. The couple repeated their matrimonial vows before the Rev. Fr. Augustine Svete, O. F. M.  

A Nuptial Low Mass, with Bernard Lesar, Billy Jordan, Pete Make, Ernest Pekol, and John Staut serving, followed by the 10 a.m. marriage rites.  The entire church, which was appropriately decorated for the Christmas season, was lit for the ceremony; and the first two pews on either side of the aisle, all of which were reserved for the attendants and immediate relatives, were marked off with white satin ribbons. 

The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, was lovely in a traditional gown of white that featured lace and nylon over satin. The skirt of her bridal gown consisted of layers of accordion-pleated nylon tulle.  Rose point lace was utilized to divide the rows of nylon pleats, all of which contributed to a delicate three-tiered effect.  The same style lace was repeated in the princess-fitted bodice, in the wide ruffle that topped the bodice, and in the sleeves of the bridal frock.  The long sleeves, which terminated in points, disclosed an insertion of a strip of plain nylon that tapered from the shoulder line of the gown to the tiny satin-covered buttons at the wrists.  A yoke fashioned of nylon tulle, which revealed a v-shaped neckline of pleats at its base and plain nylon near the shoulder line, was topped with a lace Peter Pan collar.  The bride’s finger-tip veil of sheer illusion was edged with three and one-half inches of lace, and was attached to a Juliet cap that was trimmed with lace and seed pearls.  The floral arrangement she carried accented her entire ensemble.  White feathered carnations interspersed with ivy, which composed her bouquet, added a note of contrast to the bridal apparel. She also carried a white rosary, the beads of which were covered with silver metal-like lace.  A set of rhinestone earrings, a gift of the groom, completed her attire. 

Five bridal aides, who marched to the strains of Richard Wagner’s "Lohengrin," preceded the bride down the white-carpeted aisle.  The aides included Miss Geraldine Zukowski, the groom’s only sister, who filled the role of maid of honor.  Other attendants were the bride’s only sister, Mrs. Mike Krultz of Neillsville; Miss Lorraine Jordan of Willard, a friend of the bride; Miss Arlene Mae Stimac of Cicero, Ill., a cousin of the bride; and Miss Eleanor Mamayek of Chicago, a cousin of the groom.  All donned strapless frocks of rose-colored taffeta.  Their gowns, which featured full skirts, also had fitted bodices that were topped with three rows of velveteen of a darker shade of rose.  Matching velveteen jackets that had three-quarter length sleeves and Queen Anne collars were also worn by the bridal attendants, while rose-tinted rhinestone and beaded tiaras formed the head-dresses.  Each aide also wore a set of rhinestone and pearl earrings, a gift of the bride. They all carried yellow pom pom mums interspersed with ivy.  

Miss Darlene Krultz and Judith Lamovec, niece and friend of the bride, respectively, performed the role of usherettes.  Both were dressed in identically styled dresses of net over taffeta.  Their ensembles featured net skirts, tiny taffeta-covered buttons down the fronts of the frocks, cap sleeves covered with net, and small net-over-taffeta Peter Pan collars.  The former chose lavender, while the latter was gowned in yellow.  Both of them wore small head bands of tiny yellow pom pom mums. 

Matthew Malnar, Jr., the bride’s only brother, served as bestman.  The groomsmen were John Briski, an uncle of the bride; Leonard Zukowski, brother of the groom; and Raymond Pszieniczny, a friend of the groom.  The groom was formally attired in a black tuxedo accented with a white carnation boutonniere.  His attendants also wore black tuxedos with white carnation boutonnieres. 

During the offertory of the Mass, the bride carried a bouquet of white pom pom mums to the side-altar of the Blessed Virgin, while the Misses Mae Ann Parkel and Adeline Lesar sang "Mother at Your Feet is Kneeling."  Simultaneously, the groom went to the opposite side-altar, where the Nativity Scene was displayed.  Other music sung during the nuptial service included the "Our Father," a solo sung by Miss Parkel, who is the organist of the junior choir; "Veni, Jesu, Amor Mi" at the communion: and "Sweet Savior, Bless Us Ere We Go" at the conclusion of the Mass.  The organist also played an appropriate prelude before the ceremony. 

The bride’s mother viewed her daughter’s wedding in a gray acetate and rayon dress with white accessories.  The groom’s mother was present in a blue-gray lace-over-taffeta dress with black accessories.  Both mothers wore corsages of pink roses. The bride’s maternal and paternal grandmothers, Mrs. Matt Briski and Mrs. May Malnar, respectively, and the groom’s maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Mamajek, had pink carnations pinned to their dresses. 

Following the ceremony, immediate relatives and friends assembled at St. Hedwig’s parish hall near Thorp, where dinner was served to approximately 125.  The hall, which was decorated with white and rose streamers and wedding bells, was also the scene of the supper, at which were served over 400 guests.  A round wedding cake of four tiers, which was surrounded by a ring of holly, centered the bride’s table.  A miniature bride and groom ornament that had a white swan to either side topped the cake.  The groom’s cake was placed next to that of the bride’s.  Four white candles also decorated the bride’s table, while frosted evergreen boughs adorned with tiny ornaments served as decorations for all other tables. 

During the afternoon music was furnished by Mike Briski, Jr., a cousin of the bride.  The day’s festivities were climaxed with a dance in the evening. 

The bride is a senior at the Wisconsin State Teachers’ College at La Crosse. She will receive her Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education this coming July.  A member of Kappa Delta Pi, National Honorary Society, she is a graduate of the Greenwood High School. 

The groom a graduate of the Thorp High School is engaged in farming.  The newlyweds at present are on a honeymoon to the southern states, with the climax of the itinerary being New Orleans, La. 

Guests were present at the wedding from Willard, Thorp, Loyal, Greenwood, Neillsville, Withee, Marshfield, West Allis, Columbus, La Crosse, Stanley, and Gilman, Wis.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Chicago and Cicero, Ill. 



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