BioM: Opachan, Geraldine J. (1962)


Surnames: Opachan, Manuel, Popp, Smigla, Tokarz, Mnichowicz, Adams, Adams

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/27/1962

Opachan, Geraldine J. (1 SEP 1962)

On Sept. 1, 1962, at 10 a.m. Miss Geraldine Jean Opachan became the bride of Wilson L. Manuel at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Lublin, Wis. Rev. Edward Cyz read the Nuptial Mass.

Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. John Opachan of Lublin, Wis. The groom’s parents are the late Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Manuel, Platteville, Wis.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a frosted pure silk organza dress. The bodice in Chantilly lace was embellished with pearls and sequins, the skirt’s Cathedral train caught up in back with a self-fabric rose. Her bouffant veil was held by a crown of Organza rosette crown. She carried a cascade arrangement of white carnations.

Mrs. Bill Popp was her sisters’ matron of honor. Cousins of the bride, Miss Charlene Smigla and Miss Lorraine Tokarz, were bridesmaids. Miss Antonette Mnichowicz, a friend of the bride, also served as bridesmaid.

Their dresses were blue sheaths of iridescent taffeta with bell shaped skirts trimmed at the waist with a bow. Their array was complemented by matching shoes and they wore a miniature pearl necklace, a cascade bouquet of pink and white carnations.

Serving the groom were Dale Adams and Larry Adams, nephews of the groom, and Leonard Opachan, brother of the bride. Ushers were Johnny Opachan and Roger Adams.

Wedding festivities included dinner, supper and dancing at Marion’s Hall. Guests came from Dubuque, Iowa, Platteville, Stevens Point, Milwaukee, Gilman, Stanley, Medford, Thorp, Wisconsin; Cicero and Chicago, Ill. and Hammond, Ind.



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