BioM: Bendzick, Marva Rae (1960)

 

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Surnames: Jorgensen, Bendzick, Martens, Blaha, Balk, Hand

 

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11/17/1960

 

Bendzick, Marva Rae (22 OCT 1960)

 

The wedding of Miss Marva Rae Bendzick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Bendzick, and Phillip Wm. Jorgensen, son of Dr. and Mrs. Phillip B. Jorgensen of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), was solemnized at the St. Thomas Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 22, 1960, at 10 o’clock a.m.

 

The Rev. Michael P. Foy officiated at the double ring ceremony before an altar banked with baskets of white mums and palms.

 

The soloist, Keith Martens, sang "Panis Angelicus," "My God accept My Heart This Day," and "Ave Maria," accompanied by Mrs. Paul Blaha at the organ.

 

Carrying a bouquet of white phalaenopfis orchids, the bride was given in marriage by her father.  Her gown was fashioned of white peau de soi with long sleeves and high scalloped neckline.  The chapel trained skirt was very full with a butterfly bow in back.  The bodice was trimmed with lace encrusted with pearls and sequins.  Her fingertip veil of silk illusion fell graceful from a crown of crystal and pearls.

 

Miss Karen Bendzick, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.  She wore a jade green gown with long sleeved velveteen bodice and full taffeta skirt and matching shoes.  Her hat was of jade green with a face veil.  She carried a bouquet of bronze mums.

 

The groom was attended by his brother Jerald Jorgensen of Thorp, Wis.  The ushers were Jim Hand and Tom Balk, friend of the groom.  They were attired in oxford strollers and grey striped trousers and had bronze boutonnieres.  The groom had a white carnation boutonniere.

 

The bride’s mother wore a plum wool dress with a jacket and black accessories.  The groom’s mother wore a brown wool dress with a jacket and matching accessories.  They both had white phalaenopfis orchid corsages.

 

A reception was held in the church parlors following the ceremony.  Mrs. Bernice Runke, the bride’s godmother, poured.  Miss Katherine Kimpl served the punch and Mrs. John J. Schmitt cut and served the wedding cake.  Miss Angeline Mares opened the wedding gifts.  Miss Kathleen Yankee was the bride’s personal attendant.

 

The bride is a graduate of the LeSeuer High School and St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Minneapolis.  She will be employed at Miller Hospital in St. Paul.  The groom graduated from Regis High School in Eau Claire, Wis. and St. Thomas College in St. Paul.  He is a Probation Officer for Ramsey County, assigned to the Juvenile Division.

 

Following a wedding trip to Excelsior Springs, Mo., the young couple will reside at 345 W. Sixth St. in St. Paul, Minn.

 

The bride was presented with a gift at a "going away" party given by the staff on 2BN of St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis.  She was guests of honor at a personal shower given by the Misses Angie Mares and Kathleen Yankee in Minneapolis.

 

Hostesses at a parcel shower were Mrs. C.J. Andresen Jr., Mrs. Edward Balk, Mrs. Wilbur Balk, and Mrs. Tony Puchner.  It was held in the church parlors at the St. Thomas Catholic Church.  Bingo was played, followed by a delicious lunch.  The bride received many lovely gifts.

  

 

 


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