BioM: Janda, Ann (1958)


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Surnames: Janda, Larsen, Steffes, Riley, Roohr, Bladl


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/19/1958


Janda, Ann (16 JUN 1958)


Miss Ann Janda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Janda of Abbotsford, became the bride of John Larsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Larsen of Birnamwood, former Owenites (Clark Co., Wis.), at a double ring ceremony held Monday morning, June 16, 1958, in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at Abbotsford.


The Rev. Raymond B. Schulz was celebrant at the Nuptial High Mass.


Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white silk taffeta trimmed in ivory embroidered net.  The dress was styled with a fitted bodice, shawl collar, full skirt and chapel train.


The embroidered crown was trimmed with sequins and pearls and held her veil of ivory silk illusion.  She selected a bouquet of pale pink orchids, stephanotis and ivy on her mother’s wedding prayer book, and her rosary was the one used by her grandmother on her wedding day.


Mrs. Paul Steffes of Milwaukee was matron of honor for her sister’s wedding.  The groom’s sisters, Miss Rosemary and Patricia Larsen of Birnamwood, were bridesmaids.  They wore rose printed nylon organdy over taffeta in Nile green and pale green and pale yellow ballerina length frocks.  The dresses featured scoop necklines and short sleeves.  The skirts were gathered fully and detailed ribbon trims.  Ribbon was also featured for their hats.  They carried bouquets of pastel colored daisies.


Robert Riley of Owen was best man, and groomsmen were Paly Bladl and Wayne Roohr of Owen.  Ushering was performed by Larry Larsen of Withee and Paul Steffes of Milwaukee.


Immediately following the ceremony, dinner was served at the Colby Hotel for relatives and close friends.


Mrs. Janda chose a beige linen dress with pink accessories for her daughter’s wedding.  Her corsage was made of cymbidium orchid and pink roses.  Mrs. Larsen selected a dress of white linen with blue embroidery.  Her corsage was that of pink roses and forget-me-nots.


Mrs. Larsen attends Wis. State College, La Crosses, and the bride is a 1958 graduate of Stout State College, Menomonie.  After a wedding trip in northern Wisconsin, the couple will be employed in a resort on Madeline Island.  In the Fall they will return to La Crosse where Mr. Larsen will resume his studies.



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