BioM: Geiken, Lydia L. (1963)



Surnames: Geiken, Awe, Carlson, Westeman, Rasmussen, Voightlander, Snudt, Straughn, Brownleewe. Gertha


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/13/1963


Geiken, Lydia L. (1 JUN 1963)


The wedding promises of Miss Lydia Louise Geiken and Arnold George Awe were heard Saturday evening, June 1, 1963, at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo Center, Iowa, by the Rev. W.G. Gertha.


The candlelight ceremony was performed at 7:30 o’clock for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Geiken, Buffalo Center, Iowa, and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Awe.


The bride was attired in a floor length gown of nylon organza over taffeta.  The princes styled gown had a lace bodice and full skirt with chapel train edged with wide lace.  The skirt front had lace inserts.


Her bouffant veil of imported silk illusion was secured to an open crown.  She carried a cascade arrangement of red roses.


The bride, given in marriage by her father, had as her maid of honor, Miss Lois Carlson, Minot, N.D., and Miss Mary Westeman and Miss Ardis Rasmussen, both of St. Paul, as her bridesmaids.


The little flower girl was Dorilynn Geiken, Ledyard, Iowa, who wore a gown similar to the bride and carried a basket of flowers.


Each bridal aide donned a street length frock with blue net overskirts caught up of heavenly blue sateen with a bow at the front, .  They wore pillbox tiaras with blue net veils and carried bouquets of white carnations.


Calvin Awe, Owen, served as best man, with Henry Voightlander, Urbana, Ill., and George Geiken, Buffalo Center, Iowa, as groomsmen.  Ushering duties were shared by Bill Snudt, Bancroft, Iowa, and Stanley Straughn, Owen.  David Voightlander, Urbana, Ill., was ring bearer.


Mrs. Robert Brownleewe, Buffalo Center, Iowa, the pianist, played the wedding marches and accompanied Mrs. W.G. Gertha, Buffalo Center, who was the soloist.


Following the ceremony the newlyweds received 100 relatives and friends at a reception in the church basement.


After their honeymoon to the Ozarks, they will live on the groom’s farm at Owen (Clark Co., Wis.).


Those from this area who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kippenhan, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Awe, Mrs. Elmer Meinhardt and son Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meinhardt and children, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Straughn, Mrs. Norma Haemer and daughter, Joan, Mrs. Lloyd Haemer and daughter Pearl, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Awe and Mrs. Emma Burmeister.




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