BioM: Vetterkind, Sandra (1958)


Surnames: Vetterkind, Walteraitis, Tieman, Boardman, Jacques, Graski


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  01/29/1959


Vetterkind, Sandra (27 DEC 1958)


Miss Sandra Vetterkind, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vetterkind of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) became the bride of Lawrence Walteraitis, son of Mrs. Victoria Walteraitis of Thorp, in a double ring ceremony performed by Rev. R.W. Olson at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 2:00 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Dec. 27th, 1958.  The church maintained a Christmas setting for the occasion.  Miss Diane Tieman sang with Mrs. William Boardman as organist.


The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, chose a floor length white imported lace and nylon over white satin, fashioned with fitted bodice.  Sequins and pearls accented the scalloped Sabrina neckline.  The long tapering sleeves were fastened with tiny covered buttons which also detailed the back of the long Basque type bodice.  She wore rhinestone necklace and earrings and carried a bouquet of red roses.


The bride chose Miss Theresa Walteraitis, Chicago, sister of the groom, as maid of honor, and she wore sky blue floor length gown with blue headpiece to match.  Miss Sharon Vetterkind, Thorp, sister of the bride, served as bridesmaid, and she wore pink floor length gown with pink headpiece to match.  Both bridesmaids carried pink carnations and white baby mums.  Their pearl necklace and earring sets were gifts of the bride.


Bernard Jacque, Thorp, friend of the groom, attended the groom as best man, with Richard Vetterkind, Thorp, cousin of the bride, as groomsman.  The groom and groomsmen were attired in black tuxedoes and wore white carnation boutonnieres.


The bride’s mother attended the wedding in a black dress with white accessories.  The groom’s mother wore a navy blue dress with white accessories.  They had lovely shoulder corsages of white carnations.


Ushers were Alvin Graski, Withee, brother of the groom, and Elmer Vetterkind, uncle of the bride.


After the ceremony, a reception was held in the church parlors at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to about 80 guests.  In the evening a dance was held at the Legion Hall to all friends and relatives and music was furnished by the Nightingales.


The bride is a graduate of Thorp High School with the class of 1958.  The groom served two years in the U.S. Army and is a graduate of U.S. Corps Non-Commissioned Officers Academy.


After a wedding trip to Milwaukee and Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Walteraitis will make their home at Route 1, Thorp.



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