BioM: Butterfield, Bernice B. (1959)


Surnames: Czyzewicz, Butterfield, Blise, Stroinski, Stephens, Schultze, Welciek, Stephens, Klick


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  08/20/1959


Butterfield, Bernice B. (8 AUG 1959)


Standards of Gladioli and dahlias decorated the altar of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp on Saturday, Aug. 6, 1959, when Miss Bernice Bertha Butterfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Butterfield, R.R. 1, Thorp (Clark Co.), Wis., became the bride of Gordon Henry Czyzewicz.  Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Czyzewicz, Thorp, Wis.


Father F.S. Disher was celebrant at the ten a.m. Nuptial Mass.  Alois Ciolkosz was organist and St. Hedwig’s Church Choir sang.


The bride, escorted to the altar by her father, wore a gown of Chantilly lace and tulle over net, chapel length.  Iridescents traced the scalloped Sabrina neckline of the bodice which has long tapered sleeves.  Lace detailed the front of the bouffant tulle skirt with cascading tieres of lace and tulle down the back of the chapel sweep gown.  She wore a fingertip veil.  White carnations and red roses with streamers of lilies of the valley composed the heart shaped bouquet carried by the bride.


Mrs. Richard Blise, Kenosha, Wis., sister of the groom, was matron of honor, with Mrs. Raymond Stroinski, Thorp, Mrs. James Stephens, Waupaca, and Mrs. Ronald Schultze, Wausau, serving as bridal aides.  Aqua mist nylon organza over taffeta fashioned the floor length gowns of the attendants which were styled with semi-scoop neckline and fitted bodice.  Bias fold tucks detailed the bouffant skirts.  The aides wore pearl trimmed hair braid clips with circular veils and carried aqua blue and white carnations in heart shape.


Robert Butterfield was seen in the groom’s party as best man, with Raymond Stroinski, Thorp, George Welciek, Milwaukee, and Ronald Schultze, Wausau, as groomsmen.  Ushering the guests were Richard Blise, Kenosha, and James Stephens, Waupaca.


Ann Marie Klick and Jeff Blise completed the listing of attendants as flower girl and ring bearer.


St. Hedwig’s Parish Hall was the setting fro the wedding breakfast which was served at 11:30 for 150 guests.  The reception from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. was also held in the parish hall for 350 guests, and was followed by a dance.  White bells, aqua blue and white streamers and bouquets of flowers decorated the halls.


The groom is a graduate of Thorp High School and Wausau Vocation School.  He is employed as a linotype operator.  The new Mrs. Czyzewicz is a graduate of Thorp High School and attended Wis. State College at Eau Claire and Whitewater.  She will teach in the elementary school in Lake Mills this fall where the couple will make their home.


They are currently honeymooning in the western states.



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