BioM: Kress, Beverly J. (1956)
Surnames: Kress, Strzok, Brandl, Trierweiler, Holubets, Baerwald, Clark
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/25/1956
Kress, Beverly J. (20 OCT 1956)
In Saturday rites in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Miss Beverly Jane Kress became the bride of Michael J. Strzok Jr., of Gilman. The bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Krainz, reside at 300 MaGee St., Marshfield, and the senior Strzoks are Gilman residents.
At the ending of the Mass, celebrated by the Rev. Lawrence Timmerman, a bouquet of red roses was placed on the Blessed Virgin’s altar by the bride, while Miss Joanne Marvin sang "Ave Maria."
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She was seen in Chantilly lace, nylon tulle and satin. The grown featured a lace bodice and long tapering sleeves, and a bateau neckline circled with iridescent sequins and pearls. Lace paneling trimmed the skirt front, and continued into a brush train in the back. Her shoulder length veil of nylon net was fastened to a queen’s crown of iridescent sequins and pearls.
Fastened to the prayer book which she carried were pink tea roses and mums. The bride also carried a crystal rosary, a gift from her only sister, Candidate Janet Kress of Notre Dame Convent in Milwaukee, who was unable to attend.
Stephanie Strzok of Gilman, the bridegroom’s sister, was dressed identically to the bride in her role as miniature bride. The bride’s brother, Louis Krainz Jr., appeared as ring bearer.
Chosen by the bride to attend her as maid of honor was Miss Christine Strzok, sister of the bridegroom, while bridesmaids were Miss Janet Brandl, Milwaukee, and Mrs. James Trierweiler, Marshfield. Pumpkin satin crystalette was worn by the trio, who carried bronze mums and wore sprays of matching flowers in their hair. Their waltz length gowns had scoop necklines accented with sequins, and three-quarter length sleeves.
Mr. Strzok’s attendants were the bride’s brother, James J. Kress of Marshfield, best man, and Peter P. Strzok, brother of the bridegroom, Milwaukee, and Mr. Trierweiler, Marshfield, groomsmen.
Another brother of the groom, Richard G. Strzok, came from Milwaukee to serve as usher, along with Robert W. Holubets, Marshfield.
Dinner and reception activities were held in the parish hall. At the reception, wedding gifts were opened by Miss Marlen Baerwald and Miss Carol Clark.
Mrs. Krainz witnessed her daughter’s wedding in a waltz length frock of ivory brocade; with it she wore brown accessories and an orange corsage. Mrs. Strzok chose a heliotrope crepe suit, with frosted pink accessories and an orchid at the shoulder.
To being the honeymoon trip, the bride changed to a coat and dress ensemble in gray. Her accessories were black, and two white orchids were pinned at the shoulder.
Mr. and Mrs. Strzok will reside at 505A S. Maple Ave. on their return. The bridegroom is employed at Rolohome Corp., and Mrs. Strzok operates the D and M. Beauty Shoppe. She is a graduate of Marshfield Senior High School and the Milwaukee Accredited School of Beauty Culture in Eau Claire.
After graduating from Campion Jesuit High School at Prairie du Chien, the bridegroom attended Spartan School of Aeronautics and was a commercial piot at Tulsa, Okla.
Guests from out of town came from Columbus, Ohio, Milwaukee, Chicago, Phillips, Pittsville, Thorp and Gilman.
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