BioM: Opachan, Joan J. (1960)




Surnames: Opachan, Popp, Mnicnowicz, Haupt


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 02/09/1961


Opachan, Joan J. (26 NOV 1960)


Miss Joan Joyce Opachan became the bride of William F. Popp at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Lublin, Wis., Saturday, Nov. 26, 1960 at 10:00.  Rev. Eugene Knopka read the Nuptial Mass.


Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. John Opachan, Lublin, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs. Willy Popp of Chicago, Ill.


The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a gown of Chantilly lace, the long sleeved bodice was beaded with pearls and sequins, and the entrained skirt featured a scalloped peplum.


Her chapel veil of French illusion was attached to a double tiara of lace decorated with pearls and sequins.  She carried a cascade arrangement of white carnations cushioned by whit pompons.


Miss Geraldine Opachan, Cicer, served as her sisterís maid of honor.  A friend of the bride, Miss Antoinette Mnicnowicz, Chicago, served as bridesmaid.  Both wore red street length dresses with tricot bodices and red velvet skirts.  Red pill box hats, matching shoes and crystal necklaces and earrings, a gift of the bride, complemented their array.  Miniature red roses and white pompons comprised their bouquets.


Serving the groom were Leonard Opachan, the brideís brother of Cicer, and William Haupt of Chicago.


Wedding festivities included dinner and supper served to 50 guests and dancing at Marionís Hall in Lublin.  Guests came from Chicago, Cicero, Medford, Gilman and Stevens Point.


The newlyweds took a trip through northern Wisconsin and are now residing in Cicero, where he is employed as a machinist and she as a secretary.


She is a graduate of Gilman High School and he attended Harrison High School in Chicago.




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