BioM: Novak, Ruby Helen (1960)


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Surnames: Novak, Kubista, Honzay, Mensing, Reyant, Lewan, Symbal, Samlawski


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/15/1960


Novak, Ruby Helen (27 AUG 1960)


The marriage of Ruby Helen Novak, youngest daughter of Mrs. Kathryn Novak of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), and Thomas Thaddeus Kubista, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kubista of West Concord, Minn., was solemnized at a Nuptial Mass on Saturday, August 27th, 1960 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church, Stanley, Wis.  The pastor, Rev. Edward A. Massiewicz officiated at the double ring ceremony with Julia A. Kubista, the groom’s sister, as maid of honor and Robert M. Novak, the bride’s brother, as best man.


The bridesmaids were Karen Kubista, a sister of the groom, and Janice Honzay of St. Paul, Minn., a college friend of the bride.  Jerry Mensing, Dodge Center, Minn., a friend of the groom, and Richard Reyant of West Concord, Minn., a cousin of the groom, were groomsmen.


Angela M. Kubista, sister of the groom, was soloist at the High Mass, accompanied by Mrs. Bernice Symbal, the organist.


Leading the bride, the flower girls Janice and Louaine Novak, nieces of the bride, each carried a basket of pink roses.  Paul Kubista, a cousin of the groom. And Roger Samlawski, nephew of the bride, were ushers.  Mass servers were James and Dennis Lean, nephews of the bride, and also two other boys of the parish.


Given in marriage by her brother, John H. Novak, the bride wore a full length gown f white silk organza over taffeta, with appliques of Chantilly lace on the Sabrina neckline.  The fitted bodice with a drop waistline featured long sleeves gathered at the wrists.  The bride styled and sewed her own gown.  She also had sewed her mantilla veil made of tulle with Chantilly lace appliques.


The bridesmaids’ ballerina dresses of royal blue silk organza over Kelly green taffeta were styled identical to the bride’s gown.  Their picture hats covered with the same material featured three roses swirled from the blue silk organza.


The flower girls dresses were from the same material as the bridesmaids’.  These dresses and hats were all made by the bride and maid of honor.


The bride carried a bouquet of white roses inserted in white gladiolas and the bridesmaids carried similar pink bouquets.  The flowers were all given by the bride’s mother.


The groom’s mother and the bride’s mother both wore corsages of white mums and pink rose buds, and the bride’s sisters wore white mum corsages.


A dinner for over 150 guests was served in the church basement.  The wedding cake was baked by the bride’s nephews, Eugene Samplawski.  A dance was held in the afternoon at the parish hall and a cafeteria style supper served at the church basement.


Out of town guests included the bride’s sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wiech; and Mr. and Mrs. Adam Skora and daughter, Mrs. H. Turk and daughter of Chicago; the bride’s uncle, Steve Cichocki and his daughter, her husband, and family from Green Bay, Wis.; Mrs. John Mazur and her daughter and her niece from St. Paul, also relatives from Jim Falls, Withee, and Lublin, Wis.  There were twenty-six of the groom’s friends and relatives from West Concord, Owatonna, Pyatt, and Rochester, Minn.  There also were friends of the bride from Minneapolis, Hopkins, and Swanville, Minn.


The bride graduated from Stanley High School in 1854 and attended the College of St. Catherine at St. Paul, Minn.  She graduated in 1958 and has been teaching Home Economics at Swanville High School for the past two years, and will now teach Home Economics at St. Joseph’s High School at South Bend, Ind.


The groom is a graduate of West Concord High School and attended the College of St. Thomas at St. Paul for 2 years.  Then he worked on his father’s farm for 2 years.  He then attended the Notre Dame University at Indiana and will graduate in June 1961 with a B.A. Degree in electrical engineering.


After a brief honeymoon to Chippewa Falls, Wis. and St. Paul, Minn., the couple will reside in South Bend, Ind.




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