BioM: Gorsegner, Shirley M. (1956)


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Surnames: Fink, Gorsegner, Burkman, Fink


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/14/1956


Gorsegner, Shirley M. (26 MAY 1956)


Alfred Gordon Fink claimed Miss Shirley Mae Gorsegner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gorsegner, town of Jump River, as his bride, Thursday, May 26, 1956 at the Jump River Presbyterian Church.  Rev. Jay Miller of Hannibal officiated at the 1:30 p.m. double ring ceremony.


Miss Gorsegner wore a gown of white lace, nylon tulle and net over satin.  The bodice was designed with a sweetheart neckline and long sleeves.  A fingertip veil fell from a tiara trimmed with pearls.


Given in marriage by her father, the bride carried a bouquet of red tea roses and white carnations.  Her rhinestone earrings were a gift of the groom.


Mrs. Ernest Burkman of Minneapolis, Minn. attended her sister as matron of honor.  She was dressed in a light blue strapless gown of lace and nylon net over taffeta and designed with a bolero jacket.  Blue and pink carnations were carried and a band of blue flowers formed her headpiece.  Pearl jewelry, a gift of the bride, was worn.  Dressed in a similarly styled gown in pink was bridesmaid, Miss Karen Fink, the groom’s sister.  Her bouquet, headpiece and jewelry were the same as Mrs. Burkman’s.


Attending the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fink of Glen Flora as best man was Ernest Burkman, the bride’s brother-in-law.  Chris Gorsegner, the bride’s brother, was groomsman.  Serving as ushers were Leroy and Robert Gorsegner, the bride’s brother and cousin.


A reception following services was served in the church parlors by the Missionary Society Ladies Aid of Jump River.  A dance was held later at the Jump River Hall.  Present among the 100 guests were those from Minneapolis, Minn., Milwaukee, Waupaca, Oshkosh, Stanley, Beloit, Tony, Glen Flora, Conrath and California.


The young people left last week for a Canadian honeymoon.  Upon their return, the groom will report June 16 for naval duty at Newport, R.I.  His bride will make ther home indefinitely with her parents.



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