BioM: Shakal, Mary M. (1960)




Surnames: Shakal, Holewinski, Ignasiak, Derks, Potaczek, Slowiak, Schesel, Konwinski, Pozarski


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/19/1960


Shakal, Mary M. (7 MAY 1960)


Before an altar decorated with bouquets of white gladiolas and blue carnations and lighted tapers, Mary Margaret Shakal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Shakal of Stanley, and John F. Holewinski Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Holewinski, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), exchanged their double ring nuptial vows at 10 o’clock Mass read by Father George Mathieu at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Stanley, Saturday, May 7, 1960.  Mrs. Connie Thorpe was organist and was accompanied by the church choir.  Ave Maria was sung and as the bride placed a bouquet of white and blue carnations on the Blessed Virgin the choir sang "On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother."


The bride was escorted to the altar by her father, wearing a vision of liveliness was the embroidered point de Esprit floor length bridal gown.  Short gathered sleeves pointed up the elongated Basque Sabrina neckline embellished in embroidered tulle.  The skirt had an overskirt effect which was edged in embroidery extending to a pointed sweep in the back.  A crown of pearl orange blossoms in tulle leaves held her fingertip pure silk illusion hand rolled veil to complete her ensemble.  The bride wore a pearl necklace and earrings, a gift of the groom.  A cascade bouquet of white carnations and pink roses composed her bouquet.


Miss Loretta Ignasiak, Stanley, friend of the bride, was maid of honor, wearing powder blue floor length gown of nylon sheer with dainty rows of ruffles reclining in the bouffant skirt and bolero jacket.  Her crown was of orange blossoms tinted to match with blush veil completed her attire.  She carried a colonial bouquet of white and blue carnations.


Miss Lucy Shakal, Stanley, sister of the bride, and Miss Barbara Derks, Boyd, friend of the bride, were bridesmaids.  Their gowns were styled identical as the maid of honor.  They also carried colonial bouquets of white and blue carnations.  They wore earrings and necklaces, gifts of the bride.


Richard Shakal, Stanley, brother of the bride, attended as best man.  The groomsmen were Ted Potaczek of Medford, friends of the groom, and Paul Slowiak, Stanley, brother-in-law of the groom.  The groom and his attendants wore white dinner jackets and black trousers.


The mother of the bride chose a light blue crepe dress with matching lace jacket and white accessories for her daughter’s wedding.  She pinned on a corsage of white and pink carnations and pink roses.  The groom’s mother attended in chiffon over taffeta medium blue dress with white accessories and a corsage of white and pink carnations and pink roses.  The bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Frank Schesel Sr., wore a corsage of white and pink carnations on her blue crepe dress.  The groom’s grandmother, Mrs. Peter Konwinski, also had a white and pink carnation corsage on her rose linen dress.  Mrs. Stanley Pozarski of Boyd, the bride’s godmother, pinned a red and white carnation corsage on her navy blue dress.


The Wedding dinner was served at the legion Hall in Thorp to 120 guests, followed by a reception at 2 o’clock for over 200 guests.  A four-tier wedding cake, lighted tapers and bouquets of seasonal flowers decorated the bride’s table.  Mrs. Pat Derks, sister of the groom, cut the wedding cake.  Emil Kodl’s Orchestra furnished the music during the afternoon and evening.


Miss Mary Slowiak, a friend of the bride, was in charge of the guest book.


The bride graduated from the Stanley High School and is employed as bookkeeper at the Falls Dairy at Stanley.  The groom graduated from Stanley High School and is engaged in farming and employed at the Acme Steel Co. at Stanley.  The couple will make their home on the groom’s farm, Rt. 3, Stanley.


Out of town guests attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Al Hoham and family of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. John Okonski, Theresa Rybka, and son Robert, Florence Olesky, Mr. and Mrs. John Burzynski and daughter Theresa and grandchildren, Barbara and John, all of Chicago, Chester Konwinski of Menasha, Jos Gubeli Jr. of Great Lakes, Ill., Sandra Loiselle of Cornell, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Potaczek and daughter, Carol and sons John and Ted.




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