BioM: Larkin, Joann (1960)



Surnames: Larkin, Zelm, Broman, Sarsgaard, Norelius, Rebarcak, Grumm, Mittelstedt


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 11/10/1960


Larkin, Joann (20 AUG 1960)


At home in Milwaukee are Dr. and Mrs. Alan E. Zelm, who were married in a 1:00 p.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 20th, 1960, in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davenport, Ia.


The bride is the former Miss Joann Patricia Larkin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Larkin, 2953 Grand Ave., Davenport, Iowa.  Dr. Zelm is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Mittelstedt, Cambridge, Wis.


Attending as matron of honor was Mrs. Kenneth Larkin, Livonia, Mich., sister-in-law of the bride.  Mrs. Don Broman, Jefferson City, Mo., was the bridesmatron, and Miss Carol Zelm, Cambridge, Wis., sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Joyce Sarsgaard, Denver, Colo., were the bridesmaids.


Dr. Carsten Norelius, Streator, Ill., was the best man.  The ushers were Dr. Don Broman, Jefferson City, Mo., Dr. Ken Rebarcak, Cherokee, Iowa, and Mr. Richard Grumm, Milwaukee.


For her wedding the bride wore a gown of nylon organza over bridal taffeta fashioned with a scoop neckline, molded bodice and a full circular skirt which featured flying panels trimmed with Venetian lace.  The skirt extended into a chapel train.  Her veil of French silk illusion was held by a half-hat of lace and organza trimmed with seed pearls, and she carried a cascade arrangement of gardenias and lilies of the valley.


The attendants wore dresses of pink nylon organza in ballerina length.  They featured molded bodices and the skirts were styled with soft pleats with bow trim in the back.  Their nose veils were held by bands, and they carried colonial bouquets of pink daisies.


A reception was held in Fellowship Hall of the church immediately following the ceremony.


The bride is a graduate of Davenport High School and Augustanna College, where she was affiliated with Sigma Pi Delta sorority.  She was formerly a parish worker at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Dr. Zelm was graduated from Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) High School and attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.  He is a graduate of the Palmer School of Chiropractic and is now practicing in Milwaukee.  He is a member of the National Guard.




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