BioM: Becker, Yvonne Florence #2 (1962)


Surnames: Becker, Gies, Hainz, Pietrek, Urpanbach, Hannen

----- Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/24/1962

----- Becker, Yvonne Florence #2 (19 MAY 1962)

Honeymooning in the Black Hill are Mr. and Mrs. James Gies, who were married Saturday, May 19, 1962 in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The bride is the former Yvonne Florence Becker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Becker of Rt. 2, Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.).

Rev. Norbert E. King officiated at the 10:30 ceremony during which the church choir sang. For the occasion the bride wore a floor length bridal gown of nylon organza styled with a scoop neckline edged with Alencon lace sparking with sequins and seed pearls. Her three quarter length sleeves accented the fitted Basque. The bell shaped skirt was highlighted by Alencon lace appliques down the front. The back was fashioned with a peplum over unpressed pleats. A Swedish crown of pleated silk organza trimmed with pearls arches sparking with crystal spears, held her silk illusion fingertip veil, and she carried a cascade bouquet of three lilac orchids and stephanotis.

The bride chose her sister, Diann Becker of Milwaukee to be her maid of honor, and her bridesmaids were Betty Gies, a sister of the groom from Milwaukee and Marge Hainz of Kenosha. They were seen in lilac nylon organza sheaths with square necklines and fully gathered overskirts. The bodice and overskirt were trimmed with wide lilac lace. A veiled cabbage rose headpiece completed the ensemble.

The bride’s mother viewed her daughter’s wedding in a teal blue acetate crepe dress with white accessories and the mother of the groom wore a blue print acetate dress with white accessories.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. James Frank Gies of route 1, Neillsville chose Joseph Pietrek of Neillsville to be his best man, and groomsmen were Donald Urpanbach of Tripoli and Conrad Becker, a brother of the bride from Kenosha. Ushers were Donald Becker, the bride’s brother of Loyal, and James Hannen of Loyal.

Following the ceremony a dinner and reception were held in the church dining hall. A buffet supper was also served there with a dance being given in their honor at the Silver Dome Ballroom in Neillsville.

The bride, who is a graduate of the Loyal High School and the Milwaukee Accredited School of Beauty Culture in Eau Claire, has been employed at the Hollywood DeLuxe Beauty Shoppe in Eau Claire. Her husband was graduated from the Neillsville High School and is employed at Northern Auto Supply in Neillsville. On their return from a honeymoon they will make their home at 402 E. 4th St., Neillsville.

Out of town guests came from Madison, Milwaukee, Stoughton, Woodstock, Ill.; Black River Falls, Tripoli, Eau Claire, Greenwood, Marshfield, and Neillsville.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel