BioM: Potocnik, Betty Ann (1956)


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Surnames: Potocnik, Nichols, Roix, Schulze, Fritz, Wenzel, Laakso


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/28/1956


Potocnik, Betty Ann (9 JUN 1956)


The Rev. John Saarinen heard the nuptial vows and offered his services at the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saturday, June 9th, 1956, at two o’clock for Miss Betty Ann Potocnik and Ernest Nichols.  Parents of the newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Emil Potocnik and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nichols, all of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.).  The bride was escorted to the altar on the arm of her father.


A white floor length gown with a cover-up jacket of Alencon lace styled with a high collar and long tapered sleeves and panels of tiny lacy ruffles adorned the skirt, was worn by the bride.  A crown covered with dainty seed pearls, held her fingertip veil of silk illusion.  Red roses and white carnations were used in her Colonial bouquet.


Geraldine Roix, a classmate of the bride, served as maid of honor.  For the happy occasion she wore a yellow dotted nylon dress styled in ballerina length and short sleeveless jackets with tiny buttons were worn over the strapless bodices.  Wearing lavender identically styled dress was the bridesmaid, Miss Nancy Potocnik, sister of the bride.  Matching white nylon headbands and gloves were worn and the girls carried Colonial bouquets of yellow roses and lavender carnations.


Ronald Schulze of Thorp and a close friend of the groom, was best man.  Duane Nichols served his brother as escort for the bridal aide.  Ushers were Jack Fritz and Milford Wenzel.


The reception was held at the church parlors for family and relatives.  In the evening, a wedding dance was held at the American Legion hall.


Miss Audrey Laakso played the organ and sang "Because" and "The Marriage Song."  She was accompanied by Karen Potocnik.  Both girls are cousins of the bride.


The newlyweds greeted friends and relatives from Owen, Withee, Appleton, Milwaukee, Waukegan, Portage, Marshfield and Los Angeles, Calif.


The groom is employed by the Bergstrom Auto Co. and the couple are living with the groom’s parents at the present time.



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