BioM: Hedler, Geraldine (1961)


Surnames: Hedler, Spaete, Scholtz, Jaroski, Teclaw, Bogumill, Schmidt, Kaczmarek, Ciolkosz

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/24/1961

Hedler, Geraldine (12 AUG 1961)

Miss Geraldine Hedler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Hedler of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Alvin A. Spaete, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Spaete of Granton, in a double ring ceremony performed by the Rev. Herbert Hoffman. The wedding took place at 11:30 o’clock Saturday morning, Aug. 12th, 1961 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thorp.

The couple was attended by Sylvester M. Hedler of Minneapolis, brother of the bride, as best man, and Mrs. Arlo Scholtz of Eau Claire, sister of the groom. Mrs. Sylvester Hedler was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Diane Hedler of Thorp and Miss Suzanne Jaroski of Chicago, niece and cousin of the bride, and Mrs. Pearl Teclaw of Thorp. Little Peggy Hedler served as flower girl and Thomas Bogumill as ring bearer.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was dressed in a floor length gown styled of silk organza over taffeta with a Chantilly lace bodice, scalloped neckline and short sleeves. The bouffant skirt was accented with a silk organza overskirt edged in scalloped lace with sequins. It featured a chapel train. A full crystal crown held her imported silk illusion veil. Her flowers were a cascade of pink sweetheart roses and stephanotis set off with ivy.

As the bride place the bouquet at the altar of the blessed Virgin, an Ave Maria duet, “Mother at Thy Feet I’m Kneeling” was sung by Lillian Kaczmarek and Alice Ciolkosz.

The bridesmaids wore nylon organza street length dresses in white and aqua. Their scoop neckline with short cap sleeves was highlighted by aqua embroidery which accented the fitted bodice. A taffeta cummerbund fastened with streamers in back, lifted high their bouffant skirts which were detailed with embroidery. Matched crowns trimmed with pearls and crystals held their blush veil. They carried baskets of aqua daisy pompoms.

The flower girl wore a duplicate of the bride’s dress, with a crown of sequins and carried a basket of pink daisy pompoms. The mothers’ of the bride and groom wore pink corsages of sweetheart roses.

The groom’s attendants who served as ushers were Arlo Scholtz, Eau Claire, the groom’s brother-in-law, Paul Spaete, Granton, the groom’s brother, Gordon Spaete, Sturgeon Bay, the groom’s cousin, and Joel Schmidt, the bride’s cousin of Thorp.

The bride is a graduate of Thorp High School and the Eau Claire Business College. Shew as employed at the Peoples Exchange Bank here for several years as bank teller. The groom graduated from Granton High School and Platteville State College. He is owner and operator of the Spaete Locker Plant in Granton.

Following the ceremony, dinner was served to the immediate families and out of town guests at St. hedwig’s Hall east of Thorp, where supper was also served and the reception attended by about 500 persons. A dance and grand march was held in the evening.

The newlyweds are spending their honeymoon in northern Wisconsin and will be at home to their friends at Granton, Wis. after Aug. 28th.



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