BioM: Rucks, Joann M. #2 (1963)


Surnames: Johnson, Rucks, Sprengler, Zier, Weideman, Woodwand, Voge, Lueth, Mathison, Fitzl, Lang, Krueger

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/01/1963

Rucks, Joann M. #2 (22 JUN 1963)

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lyle Johnson are now at home at route 1, Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.), following their return from a honeymoon trip to Northern Wisconsin.

The marriage of Miss Joann Mary Rucks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rucks, route 1, Curtiss, and Norman Lyle Johnson, son of Mrs. Dorothea Johnson, route 3, Stanley, took place Saturday, June 22, 1963 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Dorchester.

Miss Shirley Sprengler was the organist and Miss Janet Zier sang "O Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer.".

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in a gown of imported French Chantilly lace and nylon. It had a molded bodice styled with a pearl and sequin trimmed Sabrina neckline, and a bouffant tulle skirt with lace appliques in front, lace side panels and alternating tiers of pleated nylon tulle and lace in the back. A silk pillbox with pearlized sprays and aurora borealis crystals held the short butterfly pouf of English illusion. She carried an arrangement of red roses, white carnations and lily of the valley.

Miss Karen Ann Weideman, route 1, Curtiss, was the maid of honor, and Miss Paulette Woodwand, Schofield, and Miss Dolly Voge, route 1, Owen, were the bridesmaids.

Their gowns were in two tones of green for the maid of honor and pink for the bridesmaids. The fitted bodices had draped necklines and the fully shirred circular skirts were accented with deeper toned cummerbunds and flowing panels. They wore braid crowns with aurora borealis crystals and halo veils in deeper tones than their dresses. They carried bouquets of carnations tinted to match their dresses and combined with white carnations.

Gloria Lueth, as flower girl, wore a ballerina length dress of white acetate and nylon lace over nylon taffeta. Her nylon net hat had sequin trim and a back nylon net bow that extended to the waist. Yellow, white, pink and mint carnations were arranged in her bouquet.

Edward Mathison, route 3, Thorp, was the best man, and John Rucks, Curtiss and Melton Fitzl, Greenwood, were the groomsmen, and Charles Johnson was the ring bearer.

The usherettes, Miss Shirley Lang, Abbotsford, and Miss Coleen Krueger, Stanley, wore ballerina length dresses of yellow acetate and nylon lace over nylon taffeta that featured jackets and carried a mint green carnations on a fern leaf.

Harlyn and Marlyn Woodwand of Rothschild, also ushered.

Festivities following the wedding included a reception and dinner at the church hall and a wedding dance at the American Legion Hall, Owen.

Wedding guests from away were from Minnesota, California, Illinois, Appleton, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Wausau, Stratford, Arpin, Marshfield, Milwaukee and Bayfield.

The bride has been employed at the Packaging Corp. of America at Colby. Her husband is employed at Frederick Post Co. at Owen.



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