BioM: Sternitzky, Barbara Jean (1965)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Sternitzky, Teter, Baxter, Mech, Kalsow, Bores, Chambers, Garbisch, Harrison, Benecke


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 20, 1965


Sternitzky, Barbara Jean (Marriage - 15 May 1965)


On a wedding trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota are Dale Lawrence Teter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Teter of Rt. 1 Granton, and his bride, the former Barbara Jean Sternitzky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sternitzky, also of Rt. 1 Granton.  They were married May 15 in a 7:30 p.m. double ring, candlelight ceremony performed by the Rev. F. C. Benecke in Zion Lutheran Church in Granton.  Three bouquets adorned the altar with candelabra on the pews.


Approximately 200 guests witnessed as the bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a white, floor length sheath of nylon organza, with satapeau embroidery. A cloud of fullness made up the chapel train. The fitted bodice was styled with a boat neckline and three quarter length sleeves.  An imported silk veil was attached to a star shell cap, made of Alencon lace and organza bow, and studded with lustrous pearls.  She carried a prayer book topped with pink sweetheart roses.


Miss Bonnie Sternitzky, a sister, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Jeff (Betty) Baxter, a sister, of Portage, Patty Mech of Neillsville and Miss Pearl Kalsow of New Ulm, Minn.


The attendants wore pink taffeta floor-length dresses, styled with bell skirts with deep pleat in front, revealing an embroidered panel. The same effect was shown in the front of the fitted bodices, which were fashioned with scoop necklines and short sleeves. Complementing their attire, they wore floral hats with veils to match.  Each carried a single red rose.


Herschel Teter of Owen was bestman.  Groomsmen were Ronnie Bores of Auburndale, Ernest Sternitzky of Tinker AFB, Okla., and Jeff Baxter of Portage. The attendants also served as the ushers.


The nuptial music, "The Wedding Prayer" and "Song of Ruth," were sung by William Chambers of Loyal, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Leland Garbisch.


Jack Harrison of Arpin played organ music during a dinner which was served following the ceremony.


Mr. and Mrs. Teter will reside in Neillsville on their return from their wedding trip.


The bride is a graduate of Granton High School and is employed as a social service secretary at the Winnebago Children’s home in Neillsville. Mr. Teter, also a graduate of the Granton High School, is employed as an electrician for a mobile home company in Marshfield.


Guests at the wedding were from Neillsville, Chili, Marshfield, Auburndale, Arpin, La Crosse, Loyal, Portage, West Bend, Owen, Greenwood; New Ulm, Minn.; St. Paul, Minn.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; Waterloo, Ia.; Algonquin,  Carpentersville and Chicago, Ill.




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