BioM: Wilksman, Shirley (1955)


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Surnames: Wilksman, Doberstein, Maki, Langteau


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/14/1955


Wilksman, Shirley (2 JUL 1955)


At 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 1955, St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, Medford, was the scene of a double ring ceremony with the Rev. Ernest Koch officiating.  Miss Shirley Marlene Wilksman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Wilksman, route 2, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Russell D. Doberstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Doberstein, Withee.


The bride, who was presented in marriage by her father, wore a ballerina length gown of lace over satin with a wide skirt embellished with scalloped gaoon? lace and a gossamer nylon tulle pleated insert.  A fitted bodice of lace was topped with a fluttering face framing Queen Anne collar.  The sleeves of her gown were full length, coming to a point and also of lace.  A crown of pearls and iridescent sequins held her ballerina length veil.  She carried a bouquet of white roses and ferns.


Mrs. Audrey Maki was her sister’s matron of honor.  She chose a ballerina length gown of yellow nylon with lace over taffeta with a scoop neckline and with mitts to match.  A half hat of pleated nylon net with an attached veil made up her headpiece.  Her bouquet consisted of orchid gladiolas.


The bridesmaids were Mrs. Janet Langteau, sister of the groom, and Miss Karen Wilksman, sister of the bride.  Their gowns and bouquets were the same as that which was chosen by the matron of honor.


Serving as best man was Ahti J. Maki, brother-in-law of the bride, and acting as ushers were Leonard Langteau, brother-in-law of the groom, and the groom’s brother, James Doberstein.  All were attired in white dinner jackets and black trousers.


Mrs. Wilksman viewed her daughter’s wedding in an acetate taffeta floral dress with white accessories, her corsage consisting of red roses.


The senior Mrs. Doberstein attended her son’s wedding in a blue nylon dress with white accessories.  Her corsage also consisted of red roses.


Miss Joyce Knudson, soloist, with the accompaniment of Mrs. Ernest Koch, sang "The Lord’s Prayer" and "Wither Thou Goest."


A reception was held at the bride’s home and a wedding dance was held in the evening at the Dorchester Memorial Hall.


The bride is a graduate of Owen High School and the groom is a graduate of the Medford High School.


After a trip through Colorado, the couple will make their home in Milwaukee, where both are employed.


Out of town guests attending the wedding were from Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Stevens Point, Tripoli, Marshfield, Waukegan, Madison and Brentwood.



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