BioM: Wichman, Karen (1960)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Wichman, Schmidt
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 01 Sept 1960
Wichman, Karen (27 Aug 1960)
Married on Saturday in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church were Karen Wichman and Jerome Schmidt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schmidt, Spencer. The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wichman, Loyal. Following the 10 a.m. wedding a dinner was served to 200 guests in the church dining hall. Noelda Foelske sang “The Lord’s Prayer” at the dinner and was accompanied by Barbara Wepfer. A reception was given at the home of the bride’s parents and a dance was held at the Kolby Park Pavilion. The couple later left on a wedding trip to southern Wisconsin and Illinois.
The Rev. Norbert E. King performed the double ring ceremony in which St. Anthony’s choir sang, “Ava Maria” and the “Lord’s Prayer”. Multicolored gladioli decorated the altar.
As Mr. Wichman gave his daughter in marriage she wore a gown of chantilly lace over imported silk organza in a floor length. The bodice was styled with a Sabrina neckline and her long sleeves were pointed at the wrist. Seed pearls and sequins held her elbow length nylon veil. She carried a white prayer book with an orchid.
In the bridal party were Judy Wichman, the bride’s sister, as honor attendant, Mrs. Larry Waldhauser, the groom’s sister, and Noelda Foelske as bridal aides. The young women wore frocks in three shades of pink. The bodice was lace over taffeta with silk organza skirts. They held colonial bouquets of pink and white carnations. Barbara Delo was flower girl and Ronnie Delo of Milwaukee was the ring bearer.
Attending the groom was Donald Schmidt, his brother, as best man, Larry Waldhauser and Bill Horn as groomsman. Robert Schmidt and John Schultz did the ushering.
The bride graduated from Loyal High School and is a senior at Stout State College. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, a national social sorority and Phi Upsilon Omecron, a national honorary home economics fraternity.
Her husband also graduated from Loyal High School and is a student at River Falls State College.
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