BioM: Dudansky, Leora A. (1957)
Surnames: Dudansky, Graske, Walteriatis, Schauers, Reinke, Calcote, Wald, Caleate, Rogalski
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/18/1957
Dudansky, Leora A. (22 JUN 1957)
Leora A. Dudansky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dudansky and Alvin E. Graske, son of Mrs. Victoria Walteriatis of Thorp were married on Saturday, June 22, 1957.
The candlelight double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Robert Olson of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Thorp at 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Hubert Schauers, accompanied by Mrs. Walter Reinke at the organ, sang "The Wedding Prayer" and "Crown with Thy Benediction."
Bouquets of peonies decorated the church and also the parish hall where the reception was held. The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a white full length gown of hand-clipped rosepoint lace over tulle and satin fashioned with a basque bodice, Sabrina neckline, short scalloped sleeves and matching lace gauntlets. The princess line front of lace had side overlays edged in hand clipped scallops with back bustle effect of lace and cascading tiers of filmy nylon tulle ruffles to the floor.
A Salem semi-pillbox of lace blended with braided sequins, pearls and side petals held the imported fingertip veil of pure silk illusion. She wore a bracelet and earrings of pearls and rhinestones, a gift of the groom, and carried a cascade bouquet of white carnations centered with a lavender orchid.
The maid of honor, Geraldine Dudansky, the bride’s sister, wore a yellow floor length gown and the bridesmaid, Mrs. Betty Calcote of Baton Rouge, La., also the bride’s sister, wore a green floor length gown. Their strapless gowns of lace and net over taffeta had matching bolero and their headpieces were fashioned of a net band accented with brilliants. Their round bouquets were of alternate rows of yellow and white carnations and they wore a white gold cross, their gift from the bride.
As flower girl, the bride chose her niece, Jacqueline Wald of Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was dressed in white lace and net over taffeta with matching gauntlets and her short veil was secured with a headpiece of daisies. She wore a white gold cross, a gift of the bride, and carried a basket of white daisies.
Lawrence Walteriatis of Milwaukee, a brother of the groom, served as best man, and second groomsman was Gerald Caleate of Baton Rouge, La. The ushers were Adolph Wald, a brother-in-law, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and John Rogalski Jr., a friend of Thorp.
The groomsmen received gifts of cuff links and tie clasps from the groom and the groom likewise received a similar gift from the bride.
The mother of the bride was dressed in a powder blue polka dot dress and the groom’s mother also wore a powder blue dress. They wore white accessories and corsages of pink carnations.
A reception and supper, given by the bride’s parents, was held in the church parlors for approximately 125 guests.
The bride’s going away costume was a two piece powder blue dress with white accessories.
After a trip through northern Wisconsin the newlyweds returned on June 24th to reside for the present at the home of his mother in the town of Reseburg.
The bride is a graduate of Thorp High School, a member of the class of 1956, and has spent one year since attending Luther Nursing School, which is affiliated with the State College at Eau Claire. The groom is employed at the Foremost Blue Moon Dairy.
Out of town guests were from Baton Rouge, La., Cedar Falls, Iowa, Michigan, Chicago, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Antigo, Cadott, Owen, Fall Creek, Galesville, Stanley, Withee and Lublin.
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