BioM: Smudde, Theresa A. (1962)
Surnames: Baehler, Smudde, Raczykowski, Leaders, Rueden, Schultz, Jenkins
----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/08/1962
Smudde, Theresa A. (3 MAR 1962)
Marriage vows were exchanged between Miss Theresa Anna Smudde of Bullwood, Ill., and Robert Baehler of Berwyn, Ill., Saturday morning at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Raymond B. Schulz witnessed the ceremony at 11 o’clock.
Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smudde of Abbotsford and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baehler of rural Abbotsford.
For her wedding, the bride appeared in a long white gown of tulle and lace over taffeta designed with a square neckline, long tapered sleeves and a V-shaped waist. A water lily crown of crystals and pearls held her fingertip veil. She carried a white prayer book with lace topped with two white orchids and stephanotis entwined with ivy and white ribbons.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Miss Vera Smudde of Abbotsford. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Emily Raczykowski of Unity, another sister of the bride, and Mrs. Mary Ann Leaders of Medford, a sister of the groom.
Gilbert Baehler of Dayton, Ohio, was best man for his brother. Harry Jenkins of Davenport, Ia., and Dave Rueden of Abbotsford, friends of the groom, completed the bridal party.
James Baehler and Jerry Schultz seated the guests at the church.
The bride’s attendants were dressed alike in frocks of mint green chiffon over taffeta with headpieces made of a short mint veil attached to a water lily crown of cyrstals and pearls. The bride presented her maid of honor with a heart shaped necklace of crystals and her bridesmaids with cultured pearls, which they wore to complete their attire. They carried crescent shaped bouquets of pink mums and white gladioli with mint ribbon for the maid of honor, and pink gladioli and white mums with pink ribbon for the bridesmaids.
Festivities of the wedding day included a breakfast and reception at the home of the bride’s parents, dinner at St. Bernard’s Church Hall, and a dance at Memorial Hall, Dorchester, followed by refreshments at the Smudde home.
Mr. and Mrs. Baehler will make their home at Oak Park, Ill. Prior to her marriage the bride was a beautician. The groom is an apprentice cash register repair man. He is a 1959 graduate of the Abbotsford High School.
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