BioM: Holewinski, Patricia M. (1959)
Surnames: Holewinski, Derks, Shakal, Ignasiak, Fjalkiewicz, Jandri, Konwinski, Koepl, Janicki, Symbal, Price, Turek
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/24/1959
Holewinski, Patricia M. (12 SEP 1959)
Before an altar decorated with pink and white gladioli and mums and light tapers, Patricia Marie Holewinski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Holewinski, thorp, and Francis E. Derks, son of Mrs. Julia Derks, Boyd, exchanged their nuptial vows at 10 o’clock Mass read by Father Edward Masalewicz at St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church, Stanley, Wis. Rt. No. 3, Saturday, Sept. 12th, 1959. Mrs. Ted Symbal was organist and accompanied by the church choir. "On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother," was sung as the bride placed a bouquet of white and blue carnations at the altar of the Blessed Virgin.
The bride who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a chapel length gown of Peau d’ange lace over satin fashioned with a portrait neckline, empire bodice traced in iridescents and long tapered sleeves. Scalloped tiers of lace cascaded to the hemline of the bouffant bell skirt over satin. A lace coronation crown with pearls and brilliants held the imported silk illusion veil. The bride wore a cultured necklace and earrings, a gift of the groom. A spray of white carnations and pink roses composed her bouquet.
Miss Barbara Derks, sister of the groom, Boyd, was maid of honor, wearing a floor length town in nylon lace and sheer with fitted bodice Basque and alternate tiers of lace and nylon sheer accented with nylon sheer bows at the sides and bolero lace jacket in cotillion blue. Matching crown with blush veil completed her attire. She carried a star shaped bouquet of cotillion blue carnations.
The bridesmaids gowns were styled identical to the maid of honor’s. They were Miss Mary Shakal, Stanley, friend of the bride, in Azalea, Loretta Ignasiak, Stanley, friend of the bride, in Water Nymph, Julia Derks, Boyd, sister of the groom, in Shrimp, and Christine Fjalkiewicz, Stanley, friend of the bride, in violet. They carried star shaped bouquets of carnations to match their gowns.
The flower girl was Cheryl Janicki, Thorp, a friend of the couple. Her gown was floor length in white lace with bouffant tiered bell skirt. Her headpiece was a pearl crown in white with delicate blush veil. She carried a spray of white carnations and pink roses. She wore a locket, a gift of the bride.
Duane Symbal, Stanley, a friend of the couple, was ring bearer and wore a black tuxedo and pink rose boutonniere. John Holewinski Jr., Thorp, brother of the bride, attended as best man. The groomsmen were Henry Derks, Boyd, brother of the groom, George Derks, Bloomer, cousin of the groom, Clayton Jandri, Boyd, a friend of the groom, and Chester Konwinski, Menasha, uncle of the bride. The ushers were Francis Koepl, uncle of the bride, and John Derks, brother of the groom. The groom and his attendants wore black tuxedos. The groom wore a rose boutonniere and the groomsmen wore white carnation boutonnieres.
The bride’s mother wore a dusty rose chiffon over taffeta dress trimmed with lace and had white accessories complemented by a corsage of pink tea roses and white carnations. The groom’s mother attended in a medium blue crepe dress trimmed with lace and had white accessories and a corsage of pink tea roses and white carnations. The bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Peter Konwinski, wore a stone blue crepe dress and a corsage of white and red carnations. The groom’s grandmother, Elizabeth Derks, wore a violet Jersey dress with a corsage of white and red carnations. The bride’s godmother, Mrs. Stanley Price, pinned a corsage of pink teas roses on her gray suit.
The wedding dinner was served at the P.N.A. Hall in Thorp to 150 guests, followed by a supper at 6 o’clock for 500 guests. The tables were decorated with seasonal flowers. A five tier wedding cake and lighted tapers decorated the bride’s table.
Phyllis Turek, a schoolmate of the bride, was in charge of the guest book.
The bride graduate from Stanley High School and vocation school at Eau Claire, and is employed at the Union National Bank at Eau Claire. The groom attended Boyd schools and is engaged in farming and is employed at the Acme Steel Co. in Stanley.
Pre-nuptial showers were given at Maple Hill Hall and Union National Bank.
Out of state guests attending were: Mr. and Mrs. John Holewinski, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Konwinski and Alois Lis, of Columbus, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Konwinski and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Konwinski of Silver Creek, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kalatka of Omaha, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. John Okonski, Mr. and Mrs. John Burzinski, Mrs. Josephine Tomaczek, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Tomaczek and family, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Holewinski and family, Nellie Holewinski, Josephine, Elsie and Florence Olesky, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Price, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Filipek and family, Mrs. Jennie Ignasiak and son Edward, all of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. James Goettl and family of Caledonia, Minn., Mrs. Elizabeth Derks of Little Chute, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Derks of Appleton and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Beaudendein of Cazenovia.
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