BioM: Rucks, Joann M. (1963)



Surnames: Rucks, Johnson, Weideman, Woodward, Voge, Lueth, Lang, Krueger,


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/04/1963


Rucks, Joann M. (22 JUN 1963)


Two bouquets of white gladiolas and yellow carnations decorated the church when escorted on the arm of her father, Miss Joann Mary Rucks became the bride of Norman Lyle Johnson on June 22nd, 1963 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Dorchester.


Joan Mary Rucks is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rucks of route 1, Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.), and Norman Johnson is the son of Mrs. Dorthea Mae Johnson of Stanley.


The early afternoon wedding ceremony at 1:00 o’clock on Saturday, June 22, 1963, was performed by the Rev. F.H. Sprengler.  "O Perfect Love" and "The Lord’s Prayer" were sung by Janice Zeir, accompanied by Shirley Sprengler on the organ.


The bride chose for her wedding a floor length gown of imported French Chantilly lace and nylon tulle.  The molded lace bodice styled with a Sabrina neckline embroidered with sequins and pearls had long lace sleeves.  The bouffant tulle skirt featured lace appliques in front with lace side panels and alternating tiers of pleated nylon tulle and lace in the back.  Her veil was a short butterfly pouf of English illusion secured to a silk pillbox with pearlized sprays and aurora crystals.  She carried a bouquet of red roses, white carnations with lilies of the valley.


Miss Karen Ann Weideman of Curtiss was maid of honor, with bridesmaids being Miss Paulette Woodward of Schofield and Miss Dolly Voge of Owen.


The bride’s attendants were attired in two tone ballerina length gowns of nylon sheer.  The maid of honor wore a shade of pink and the other bridesmaids chose a shade of mint green.  Their fitted bodice styled with draped necklines and cap sleeves had fully shirred circular skirts which were enhanced with deeper tone cummerbunds and a flowing back panel from self-fabric.  A rose adorned the neckline.  They wore braid crowns with aurora crystals and halo veil in deep tones as their dresses.  The maid of honor carried a bouquet of mint green and white carnations, while the bridesmaids carried pink and white carnations in their bouquets.


The flower girl was little Miss Gloria Lueth, a niece of the bride’s.  She wore a white ballerina length dress of acetate and nylon lace over nylon taffeta.  Her little nylon net hat was trimmed with sequins and had a long nylon net bow to her waist.  Her flowers were yellow, white, pink and mint green carnations.


The ring bearer was Charles Johnson, the groom’s cousin.


The groom and his attendants all wore white jackets with black tuxedoes with pink carnation boutonnieres.


The usherettes were Miss Shirley Lang of Abbotsford and Miss Colleen Krueger of Stanley.  The carpet ushers were Harlyn and Marlyn Woodward of Rothschild.  The usherettes wore yellow dresses of acetate and nylon lace over nylon taffeta with jackets.  They wore a mint green carnations on a firm leaf.  The carpet ushers wore white jackets and black trousers with min green carnation boutonniere.


A wedding dinner was served at 3:30 in the church parlor with a reception following from 3:30 to 5:00 o’clock.  A dance was held that evening at the American Legion Hall in Owen.


The bride is a graduate of the Owen-Withee Senior High School and has been employed at the Packaging Corp. at Colby.


The groom graduated from the Stanley High School and is now employed at the Frederick Post Co. in Owen.


After a wedding trip in northern Wisconsin the newlyweds will make their home in rural Curtiss.


Guests for the wedding were here from Appleton, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Wausau, Marshfield, Stratford, Arpin, California, Illinois, Bayfield, Minn., Milwaukee, and the surrounding area.




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