BioM: Jiskra, Karen L. (1962)


Surnames: Jiskra, Posda, Wiemer, Grendzinski, Skwierczynski, Lauer, Anders, Haase, Dirks.

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/02/1962

Jiskra, Karen L. (30 JUN 1962)

St. John’s Church in Sheldon was the scene of a double ring ceremony uniting in marriage Miss Karen Lou Jiskra of Milwaukee and James Posda of Chicago. Rev. Geo. Voturba performed the 10:00 o’clock nuptial High Mass Saturday, June 30th, 1962, the altar being decorated in apricot gladiolas and white carnations.

Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jiskra of Sheldon and Mr. Geo. Posda of Stanley.

The bride’s father escorted her to the altar. For her wedding she chose a floor length gown of tulle lace edged layers with a lace panel flowing down the front, the bodice featured a scalloped neckline with sequins. Her elbow length veil featured 3 lace edged tiers held by a crown of crystals. The bride carried a cross of pink roses, stephanotis and white carnations. After the ceremony the bride placed a bouquet of pink carnations at the foot of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Miss Carolyn Wiemer, girlfriend of the bride, acted as maid of honor, and the other attendants were: Jennie and Katherine Jiskra, sisters of the bride, Theresa Grendzinski and Louis Skwierczynski, sisters of the groom. Miss Rita Skwierczynski, nice of the groom, was the flower girl. The attendants wore full length apricot colored dresses with four tiers of white lace as an overskirt, cap sleeves with an apricot bustle accented their dresses, the headpieces were apricot colored clusters of leaves and flowers with a blush veil. They also wore white gloves, carried white and yellow carnations. They wore pearl earrings and necklace, a gift of the bride. The best man was Walter Posda, brother of the groom. The other attendants were: Melvin Lauer, friend of the groom, Richard Posda, brother of the groom, Raymond Grendzinski and Louis Skwierczynski, brothers-in-law of the groom. Randy Skwierczynski, nephew of the groom, was ring bearers. Ushers were Richard Anders and Leonard Posda.

Following the ceremony was a breakfast service in the church basement for 150 guests. A 5:00 o’clock dinner was served in the church basement for 250 guests. Mrs. Richard Anders, sister of the bride, cut and served the four tiered wedding cake, which was made by Mrs. Charles Wiemer.

Diane and Janet Lauer, also Yvonne Dirks, opened and displayed the gifts. Miss Betty Haase took charge of the guest book.

The reception was from one to five at the North Star Pavilion, with dancing for everyone. A private dance was held in the evening. Music was furnished by the Jolly Polkateers.

Out of town guests were from Chicago, Milwaukee, Ladysmith, Bruce, Glen Flora, Thorp, Stanley, Cornell, Holcombe, Cadott, Minnesota, Rice Lake, Tony, Jump River, and Gilman.



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