BioM: Nikolai, Genevieve L. (1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Nikolai, Nawracaj, Kuranda, Krusiec, Lytwyn, Wiskow, Pinion

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/12/1967

Nikolai, Genevieve L. (Marriage - 7 October 1967)

Wedding vows were exchanged Saturday in Colby, uniting in marriage Genevieve L. Nikolai, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Nikolai of Unity, and Dennis John Nawracaj, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kuranda of Glen Ellyn, Ill. The Rev. John Pinion officiated.

As the bride entered the church with her father, who gave her in marriage, she wore a floor-length ivory peau de soie dress, styled with an A-line skirt. A fitted bodice of lace topped the skirt. The back featured a long train. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a band of white pompons, chrysanthemums, and ivy. She carried a cascade arrangement of red roses, white pompon chrysanthemums and ivy.

Miss Patricia Nikolai of Milwaukee was her sister’s maid-of-honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Mary Jo Nikolai, Miss Diana Nawracaj and Miss Karen Nikolai. The attendants wore floor-length dresses, also styled with A-line skirts. Their fitted bodices featured three-quarter-length sleeves of open work lace and bows at their waistlines. Each carried a single, large bronze football chrysanthemum.

Kenneth Kuranda of Elmhurst, Ill., was bestman. Groomsmen were Carl Krusiec of Westchester, Ill., Eugene Lytwyn of Colby and Steve Kuranda of Wauconda. Ushers were David Wiskow of Merrill and Richard Kuranda of Wauconda.

The bride a 1966 graduate of Loyal High School also attended Wisconsin State University - Eau Claire for a year. She presently is employed in Evanston, Ill.

The groom is a graduate of Colby High School and is a machinist in Addison, Ill., where the couple will reside after returning from a wedding trip to Northern Wisconsin.



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