BioM: Lukasiewicz, Rosemae (1958)


Surnames: Lukasiewicz, Skalecki, Pszeniczny, Kranig, Tytor, Wojtkiewicz,


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  10/09/1958


Lukasiewicz, Rosemae (6 SEP 1958)


In a beautiful September setting at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp, Miss Rosemae Lukasiewicz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lukasiewicz of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Mr. Herman Skalecki, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Skalecki of Thorp, in a ceremony performed by Father Francis Piekarski at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church her on Saturday, Sept. 6th, 1958 at 10 o’clock in the morning.  The church altars were beautifully decorated with yellow, white, pink and orchid gladiolas.


The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a floor length gown in a lace and net over satin gown.  The gown was of delicate "French Chantilly Lace," that glows beautifully on nylon tulle over net and satin.  The beauty of the attire was enhanced by a fitted bodice, which is accented with a tiny mandarin collar, the neckline was not yoke in a sweetheart neckline trimmed with sequins and pearls, long sleeves of lace in a "V" shaped the trim.  Her five and one half yard Cathedral train was made of French Chantilly Lace with net over satin.  Her veil was a cloud of Imported French Illusion scalloped Chantilly Lace edging and her Regal Coronet Crown was made of sequins, pearls and rhinestones, matching the dress.  She carried a heart shaped bouquet including lilies of the valley and eight white carnations, centered with two orchids with white satin ribbon, with lilies of the valley hanging on the ribbons.  Her jewelry was a double string of pearl necklace and earrings was a gift from the groom.


The matron of honor was Mrs. Elaine Pszeniczny, sister of the bride, who wore a yellow floor length gown of embroidered lace over taffeta with fitted bodice, a "V" shaped neckline and cape sleeves finished the trim.  There were twelve accordion pleats across the bottom of the dress which rose up into a "V" and topped with little rose buds matching the color of the dress, also embroidered lace jacket with quarter length sleeves and a Peter Pan Collar.  She carried a colonial bouquet of white and yellow carnations with yellow taffeta ribbons.


The bridesmaids were Shirley Lukasiewicz, sister of the bride in aqua, Betty Skalecki, cousin of the groom in pink, Romona Skalecki, cousin of the groom in blue, Charlene Kranig, friend of the bride in green, Mrs. Ann Tytor, friend of the bride in orchid, the gowns were the same style as that of the matron of honor.  Their bouquets were colonial arrangements of carnations, the flowers in each girl’s bouquet matched the color of their gowns, with matching taffeta ribbons.


Their matching headpieces were crowns accented with tiny hearts and sequins with matching blusher veils.  They wore rhinestone necklaces and earrings, gifts from the bride.


Flower girls were Theresa Ann Skalecki, a miniature bride, Chicago, Ill, cousin of the groom.  She wore a floor length gown identical to the bride’s.  She had a two and one half yard Cathedral train and a Regal Coronet crown identical to the bride’s.  Her bouquet was a miniature one to the bride’s.  Her gift from the bride was an engraved heart shaped sterling silver locket necklace.  Ring bearer was Gary Kranig, Chicago, Ill., friend of the bride and groom.  He wore a white dinner jacket with black trousers with a white bow tie and five lilies of the valley as boutonniere.  He was dressed identical to the groom.  He also carried the rings on a white satin pillow.  His gift from the bride and groom was a sterling silver rosary.


Junior bridesmaids were Betty Lukasiewicz, sister of the bride, and Mary Ann Wojtkiewicz, cousin of the bride, and they wore coral gowns identical to the bridesmaid’s gowns.  They also carried colonial arrangement bouquets of carnations matching their gowns with coral taffeta ribbons.  Their headpieces were identical to the bridesmaids, matching their gowns.  Their gifts from the bride were engraved heart shaped sterling silver necklaces.


The groom wore a white dinner jacket with black trousers, with a white bow tie and wore five lilies of the valley in his boutonniere.  His gift from the bride was an engraved tie pin and cuff link set.


The groom chose Leon Skalecki, brother of the groom, as his best man, and others attending the groom were Teddy Lukasiewicz, brother of the bride, Walter Lukasiewicz, brother of the bride, Kenneth Lukasiewicz, brother of the bride, Walter Tytor, friend of the groom.  They all wore white dinner jackets and black trousers with black bow ties and wore white carnations boutonnieres.  Their gifts from the groom were black wallets.


The bride’s mother chose a dark pink dress with lace over taffeta, with matching shoes and purse for her daughter’s wedding.  The groom’s mother chose a dark gray dress with white trim, with matching shoes and purse for her son’s wedding.  They both wore white accessories.  They both wore corsages of purple orchids with sparkling silver ribbons.  The groom’s godmother, Mrs. Helen Skalecki, wore a corsage of white and red carnations.


The bride’s father was dressed in white dinner jacket with black trousers and a black bow tie, with white carnation boutonniere.  The groom’s father was dressed in a dark gray suit with a white carnation boutonniere.


Ushers were Raymond Pszeniczny, brother-in-law of the bride, and Tony Skalecki, uncle and godfather of the groom.


They carried a bouquet of white pompoms and white gladiolas to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The bride said a prayer at the Altar of the Virgin Mary and the groom at St. Joseph’s Altar.  Alois Ciolkosz was the organist and beautiful hymns were sung by the church choir.  Mrs. Leon Kaczmarek sang "Ave Maria" and "On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother."


The all and cars were decorated the colors of the bride and bridesmaids gowns and crepe paper flowers were also made the colors of the gowns.


A wedding breakfast was served following the ceremony at St. Hedwig’s Hall to immediate relatives and friends to 150 guests, and a 5:00 o’clock supper was held for 850 guests.  Music was furnished all afternoon and evening by Leon Lesnieski and his orchestra.


The groom is a graduate of Gilman High School and is employed as a clerk in the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago.  He also served three years in the U.S. Marines.  The bride, a graduate of Thorp High School, is employed as private secretary for the National Safety Council in Chicago.


After a honeymoon trip to Hibbing, Mille Lacs Lake, Anoka, St. Cloud, Minn., North and South Dakota and Denver Colorado, the new Mr. and Mrs. Herman Skalecki will make their home in Chicago, Ill.  On the honeymoon trip the bride chose a light blue suit, with blue and white accessories, with an orchid corsage from her bride bouquet pinned on her shoulder.  The groom chose a matching suit color of the bride’s.


Guests attending the wedding from out of town were: Mr. Teddy Lukasiewicz, Miss Betty Skaleski, Mr. Walter Gergeralla, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kranig and family, Mrs. Ray Kranig and family, Mr. John Schroeder, Mr. Raymond Skaleski, Mr. and Mrs. John Skaleski, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Skaleski and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Skaleski and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Skaleski and son, Mrs. Dorothy Kobrys, Mrs. Al Cubicki, Mrs. Lucy Bartosewski, Mrs. Mary Bert and son, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Skaleski and family, Downers Grove, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tytor, Berwyn, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lukas, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lukas of Abbotsford, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hendzel and family of Milwaukee, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Dick Young and family of Genoa City, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Grzegonzewski and family, Mr. Vincent Grzegonzewski, Miss Tillie Zukowski, Mr. and Mrs. Don White and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O’Neill and family, all of Chippewa Falls, Wis.  Others attending the wedding were from Withee, Owen, Stanley, Lublin, Waukesha, Sheldon, Gilman, Eau Claire, Medford, Hannibal, Wis., Cicero, Ill., Pittsburgh, Pa., New York, N.Y.



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