BioM: Gronek, Helen (1956)


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Surnames: Gronek, Polak, Grajek, Stronek, Slowiak, Pawlak, Biernot, Kaminski, Milstroh


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/04/1956


Gronek, Helen (1 SEP 1956)


Helen Gronek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gronek of Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.), and Anthony Polak, son of Mrs. Angeline Polak of Lublin, were united in marriage at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 1, 1956, at 10:00 o’clock in the morning by Rev. Father Constance Chylicki.  The church altars were beautifully decorated with flowers and palms.


The bride was given in marriage by her father.  The bride carried a bouquet of white gladiolas and pompoms to the Blessed Virgin’s altar.  Al Ciolkosz was the organist and san beautiful hymns.


For her wedding the bride chose a sequined sabrena neckline dress made of imported Chantilly lace with skirt made of ruffles in nylon tulle with scalloped Chantilly lace tunic over ruffles and her two yard train was made of ruffled nylon tulle.


Her veil was made of French illusion, scalloped Chantilly lace edging.  Her crown headpiece was made of sequins and pearls.  With her matching dress she carried a cascade of calla lilies and sweet peas, small streamers with white satin ribbon, and white pearl rosary, gift of the groom.  Her only jewelry was pearl earrings as something borrowed from her sister, Rosalie.


The maid of honor was Sophie Gronek, Chicago, sister of the bride, attired in an all white strapless dress with ruffles of nylon tulle, alternating with ruffles of Chantilly lace with tulle jacket lace collar and cap sleeves.  The bridesmaids wore dresses identical to the maid of honor.  They all wore picture frame hats.


Their cascades were of pink roses and white pompoms with white satin ribbon.  They wore pearl chokers and earrings, gifts of the bride.  Bridesmaid were Mrs. Rosalie Grajek, Chicago, sister of the bride, and Mrs. Rose Stronek, Gilman, and Mrs. Mary Slowiak, Chicago, sister of the groom, and Evelyn Pawlak, Oak Lawn, Ill., cousins of the bride.


Flower girl was Linda Dianna Grajek, niece of the bride.  She also wore an all white floor length dress similar to the bridesmaid, and carried a basket of pink roses and white pompoms with white satin ribbon.  Her necklace was a baby pearl choker, a gift of the bride.


Ring bearer was Michael Milstroh, Thorp, a nephew of the groom.  He wore a tuxedo identical to the groomsmen and carnation boutonniere and carried the rings on a white satin pillow.  His gift from the groom was a wristwatch.  The groom wore a tuxedo of midnight blue, trousers and white dinner jacket with a white satin lapel and wore a white carnation boutonniere.  His gift from the bride was a birth stone tie pin and cuff links set.


A reception dinner and supper were served at P.N.A. Hall at Thorp to 300 guests.  The orchestra was furnished by Mike Kryzanski.


The bride and groom’s mothers wore nylon light blue lace dresses over light blue satin taffeta and wore corsages of Vanda orchids and small white flowers.


The godmothers, Mrs. Marth Pawlak and Betty Kaminski, wore corsages of pink and white lips with white satin ribbon.  The happy couple returned from their honeymoon at Canada northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.  They will make their home in Chicago.  The bride is a graduate of Oak Vale Public School and two years at Withee (Clark Co., Wis. High School.  The bridegroom graduated from Roosevelt Public School and Thorp (Clark Co.) High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force, Walker A.F.B, Roswell, N.M.


Guests attending the wedding from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gronek and daughters, Barbara Jean, Frannie and Dolly, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Grajek and daughter, Linda Diana, Eddie Gronek, Sophie Gronek, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Patch, Eddie Filipek, Mrs. Mary Adamczyk, Stanley Joseph, Lottie Olsofka, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Polak and family, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Slowiak, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chapp, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Depa, Mr. John Depa, Mr. Joseph Stkosa, Mr. Andrew Burzynski, Mr. Leonard Posda, Mr. David Slovensky, Mr. John Slowiak, Miss Vickie Slowiak, Miss Louise Slowiak, Miss Celia Burzynski, I. Fiance, Mr. and Mrs. John Wiater and son, Jackie, Mr. Frank Zeager, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Felicke, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pawlak and family of Oak Lawn, Ill.; Mr. John Paczkowski of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lack and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Smuda and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Biernot and son, Raymond, Mr. Chester Polak, all of Minneapolis.


Others were from Curtiss, Colby, Owen, Withee, Neillsville, Boyd, Cadott, Thorp, Gilman, Lublin, Chippewa Falls and Stanley.  Also Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Fijokiewicz, Mrs. Sophie Nitek and daughter, Rosie, of Conrad, Wis.



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