BioM: Kangas, Esther (1962)

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Surnames: Kangas, Luke, Humo, Jacobs, Taulu

 

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/07/1962

 

Kangas, Esther (2 JUN 1962)

 

Given in marriage by her father at the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Owen, Miss Esther Marilyn Kangas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kangas of route 1, Owen, became the bride of Melvin Ernest Luke, son of Mrs. Ernest Luke of Waukegan, Ill., on Saturday, June 2, 1962.  The Rev. William Prusi performed the nuptial ceremony at 2:00 in the afternoon.  Miss Diane Burhop sang "The Lord’s Prayer" and "Because," being accompanied by Miss Karen Potocnik.

 

The bride wore a full length gown with a scalloped neckline which featured a dropped bodice with smooth panel front of Chantilly lace and full double skirt of sheer silk mousseline de soie over satin.  An all pearl miniature queen’s crown held a fingertip veil of imported silk illusion.  She carried a cascade of Amazon lilies, pink garnets, and stephanotis.

 

Miss Sandra Kangas of Owen was maid of honor, and Mrs. Warren Humo of Waukegan, Ill., a bridesmaid.  Little Miss Terrie Humo was the flower girl.  Attired in light blue street length dresses of lace over taffeta with wide taffeta sash which crisscrossed in front, and tied in back with a large bow, and featured full gathered skirts.  They wore dainty veiled hats to match and carried bouquets of pink and white carnations.

 

Attending the groom as best man was Kenneth W. Luke of Minneapolis and Warren Humo of Waukegan.

 

Serving as ushers were Donald Jacobs and Paul Taulu.

 

The new Mrs. Luke is a 1959 graduate of the Owen-Withee High School.  She has been employed at Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, Ill.  The groom is a graduate of the Bradley University at Peoria, Ill., and a member of the Theta Chi and Alpha Phi Omega fraternity.  He is employed as a civil engineer with the Lake County Highway Dept. at Libertyville, Ill.

 

After a brief honeymoon around Lake Michigan the newlyweds will reside at 724 Hickory St. in Waukegan, Ill.

 

Out of town friends and relatives came from Waukegan, Gurnee, North Chicago, Rockford and Chicago, Ill.; Minneapolis and Duluth, Minn.; Negaunee, Mich.; Milwaukee Marengo, Burlington and Madison, Wis.

  

 

 


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