BioM: Gasch, Darlene (1963)


Surnames: Frane, Gasch, Omelian, Kalepp, Melvin, Stuttgen, Weber, Umlauft, Raatz, Hardrath

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/06/1963

Gasch, Darlene (1 JUN 1963)

Marriage vows were exchanged between Miss Darlene Gasch and Dennis A. Frane Saturday, June 1, 1963. The bride chose that date as it was the wedding anniversary of her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Melvin.

Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Gasch, route 1, Abbotsford, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Frane, route 2, Colby.

The bride was given in marriage by her father in the double ring service, which took place at 10 o'clock at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Abbotsford, with the Rev. Raymond B. Schulz officiating.

For her wedding,t he bride was attired in a floor length gown of white silk organza, lavishly decorated with Venice lace appliques, scoop neckline and lace trimmed neck and sleeves. Lace also detailed the full skirt. Her fingertip veil of English illusion was attached to a lace tiara studded with pearls and iridescent sequins. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white gardenias.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Omelian Jr. of Athens, cousin of the groom, were the honor attendants. Miss Ruth Kalepp of Abbotsford, a friend of the bride, Miss Jeanette Frane of Colby, a sister of the groom, and Miss Bonnie Melvin of Abbotsford, a cousin of the bride, were the bridesmaids. Groomsmen were Donald Melvin of Abbotsford, a cousin of the bride, Raymond Stuttgen and James Weber, both of Colby, friends of the groom.

Duane Umlauft of Abbotsford and Ed Raatz Jr. of Owen seated the guests at the church.

The bridal aides were dressed in identical street length frocks of ice blue nylon sheer over taffeta. The short sleeved bodices had scoop necklines and tiny bows at the waist. They wore matching tiered net headpieces with tiny veils and pearl drop earrings and necklaces, a gift of the bride, white shoes and gloves. They carried sprays of blue and white carnations.

To her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Gasch wore a blue-green frock. The groom's mother chose a light blue linen suit. Both mothers had white accessories and corsages of pink and white carnations.

The groom's grandmother, Mrs. Mable Hardrath of Loyal, was honored with a corsage of yellow and white carnations.

The wedding dinner and reception, attended by about 125 guests, were held at the Abbotsford Village Hall. An heirloom table cloth of the bride's maternal grandmother was used on the bridal table.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Frane greeted friends at a wedding dance in the evening at Memorial Hall, Dorchester.

They left on a honeymoon trip to the Black Hills and after June 15 will be at home at route 2, Colby. Mr. Frane is employed at the Colby Cheese Factory.

Prior to her marriage, the bride, a graduate of the Abbotsford High School, was employed at Employers Mutual at Wausau.

Guests at the wedding came from Wausau, Dorchester, Marinette, Curtiss, Loyal, Wittenberg, Owen, Westboro, Milwaukee, Athens, Colby, Abbotsford, Rockford, Ill., Missouri and Minnesota.



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