BioM: Cook, Anita J. (1955)


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Surnames: Cook, Schwantes, Greeler, Fabian, Downer


----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/06/1955


Cook, Anita J. (24 SEP 1955)


A reception and a supper in the Trinity Lutheran Church parlors, Loyal, followed the 2 p.m. church wedding Sept. 24, 1955, of Anita Jean Cook and Kenneth Alvin Schwantes.  Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Francis Cook, Loyal, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schwantes, Marshfield.


Officiant at the service was the Rev. John Pfohl.  "O Perfect Love" was sung by Marlene and Joyce Pieper, and Margaret Ann Rottjer rendered the organ music for the service.


The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a chapel length gown of rose point lace and tulle over net and satin for the ceremony.  The fitted bodice was detailed with a small collar and long tapering sleeves.  The lace handkerchief-tier overskirt, arranged over tulle, topped the skirts of net and satin.  A tiara of seed pearls and sequins held her imported silk illusion veil.  Her bouquet of red roses and white baby mums was fashioned with a corsage in the center.


The bride chose for her attendants, her sister, Joanne Cook, as maid of honor, a cousin of the bridegroom, Janice Greeler, of Neillsville, and her friend, Doris Downer of Granton as bridesmaids.  The maid of honor wore blue and the bridesmaids wore coral gowns.  The dresses were similarly styled of lace and tulle over net and taffeta.  The strapless lace bodices were topped with lace bolero jackets with bracelet length sleeves.  The bouffant tulle skirt was worn over skirts of nets and taffeta.  Matching beaded tiaras were worn in their hair.  Their jewelry was a heart shaped bracelet, necklace and earring set, gifts from the bride.  They carried baskets of yellow and bronze baby mums.


Verlyn Schwantes of Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, was best man for his brother.  Jerome Cook, Loyal, brother of the bride, and Robert Schwantes, Spencer, cousin of the groom, attended him as groomsmen.  Erland Greeler, Neillsville, cousin of the groom, and Frank Fabian, Greenwood, cousin of the bride, seated the guests.


Corsages of yellow and bronze baby mums were worn by both Mrs. Cook, who chose a grey suit with red accessories for her daughter’s wedding, and by the bridegroom’s mother, who wore a pink suit with black accessories.


The bride has been employed by the O.W. Trindal Co., Loyal, and her husband is employed by the Neuendorf Transportation Co. in Madison.


When Mr. and Mrs. Schwantes left on their honeymoon, the bride wore a white suit with navy and white accessories and her corsage was the center of the bridal bouquet.  Upon their return from a western wedding trip they will make their home in Madison.


Wedding guests were from Loyal, Marshfield, Spencer, Granton, Neillsville, Greenwood, Loganville, Reedsburg, Athens, Madison, Sheboygan, Eau Claire, and Oconomowoc.



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