BioM: Stanek, Frances Ann (1957)


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Surnames: Doege, Stanek, Freeze, Ponkraty, Siemek, Turenne, Barth, Horn, Noah


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/03/1957


Stanek, Frances Ann (24 SEP 1957)


Robert C. Doege, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Doege, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), claimed Frances Ann Stanek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stanek of Athens, on Sept. 24, 1957 at St. Anthony’s Church, Athens.  Rev. Lemke officiated at the marriage.


The bride asked her sister, Edna, to be maid of honor.  Bridesmaids were Grace Doege, sister of the groom, Darlene Freez, Milwaukee, Alice Ponkraty, Aurburndale, friends of the bride.


All wore identical floor length gowns made strapless, with lace bodice and ruffled skirts, topped with a lace bolero.  The maid of honor’s was in white while the bridesmaids were blue.  Their crowns were trimmed with sequins and pearls and matching veils.  Their bouquets were pink roses, tied with pink ribbon.  The bride’s gift to her attendants were matching necklaces and earrings.


Sharon Siemek, Gilman, niece of the groom, acted as flower girl, dressed in a white floor length gown of lace bodice and ruffled net skirt over satin, with a matching crown.  She carried white roses tied with white ribbon.


The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, wore a lace and tulle gown over taffeta.  Fashioned with a lace bodice, with long sleeves, a Queen Anne Collar, a floor length skirt of alternating lace and ruffle ruffles.  Her elbow length veil was held in place by a crown of sequins and pearls.  She carried a purple throated orchid surrounded by white roses.


John Turenne, Greenwood, acted as best man.  Fred Barth, Lloyd Horn, and Vernon Noah, all of Greenwood, were groomsmen.  The groom’s gifts were matching cuff links and tie clasps.


Corsages of carnations were pinned to the shoulder of the mothers’ dresses.  Mrs. Stanek’s was in blue lace over taffeta, Mrs. Doege’s in gray brocaded taffeta.


A reception was held at the bride’s home after the ceremony.  Dancing was enjoyed that evening at the Colby Park.


Guests were present from Withee, Owen, Gilman, thorp; Curtiss, Auburndale, Milwaukee, and New York.


After a honeymoon is northern Wisconsin, the happy couple will be at home at Greenwood, where the groom is employed as a cheesemaker.



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