BioM: Schopper, Joan (1958)
Schopper, Kempf, Schuh, Dahlke, Southworth, Hess, Reynolds,
Wadjinski, Ruplinger, Grewe, Adamski
Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.)
Joan (Marriage - 11 Oct. 1958)
nuptial high mass at St. Louis’ Catholic church at
Dorchester, Saturday morning, Miss Joan Schopper and Donald D.
Kempf exchanged marriage vows. The Rev. Gerald Schuh witnessed the
double ring ceremony at 10:30 o’clock.
the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Schopper, of
Dorchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kempf, of Wausau.
who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown
of taffeta and rose point lace. The molded bodice of taffeta was
cut to a v at the waistline. The lace yoke with Peter Pan collar
was trimmed with iridescent sequins and seed pearls. The long
taffeta sleeves with lace cuffs closed with taffeta covered
buttons. Tiers of taffeta with scalloped lace edging with sequins
and pearl trim detailed the bouffant taffeta skirt with its panel
crown which held her silk illusion, finger tip veil, matched her
dress and was trimmed with iridescent sequins and seed pearls. She
carried a cascade bouquet of pink carnations centered with a white
the bride was her sister, Miss Dorothy Schopper, as maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were the Misses Ellen and Patricia Kempf, sisters of
the groom, of Wausau; Miss Gertrude Dahlke of Edgar and Miss
Bernice Southworth, of Owen, friends of the bride.
gowns fashioned alike of two tone coral with molded bodice and
bateau neckline and short sleeves. The darker tone was used in
panels in the ballerina skirts and as a bow and streamers at the
back. They carried baskets of fall mums with a ribbon bow matching
the gowns. The maid of honor wore a white feather hat and veil
while the bridesmaids wore a similar head dress to match their
of Wausau, Jerome Reynolds of Dorchester, Charles Wadjinski of
Marathon, La Verne Ruplinger of Wausau, were the groom’s
attendants. Larry Grewe of Marathon and Clarence Adamski of
Dorchester were ushers.
guests joined the new Mr. and Mrs. Kempf at a breakfast served in
the church dining room and again at supper there. During the day, a
reception was held at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs.
Jerome Reynolds. In the evening, a wedding dance was held at Rib
week’s honeymoon trip to Michigan, the bride, a graduate of
Taylor County Teachers’ College, will return to her teaching
duties at the Unity grade school. The groom is employed at the
Marathon Corporation, Wausau, where they will reside.
Guests from away who attended the wedding came from Omaha, Neb., Waukegan, Ill., Minneapolis, Ottowa, Rothschild, Schofield, Medford, Owen, Edgar, Wausau, Unity, Colby, Marshfield, Athens, and Abbotsford.
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