BioM: Witalis, Doris (1954)
Poster: Stan


Surnames: Witalis, Szpara, Zaborowski, Carrol 

-----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/13/1955 

Witalis, Doris (Marriage - 20 NOV 1954) 

Miss Doris Witalis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Witalis of Lublin (Taylor Co., Wis.), became the bride of John F. Szpara of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) in a ceremony performed by Rev. Eugene Knopka at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at Lublin at 10 o’clock on Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 1954. 

The bride was beautifully attired in a floor length gown of tulle and nylon net over taffeta fashioned with fitted bodice and tucked detail embroidered neckline with a full skirt of wide flowery ruffles of nylon net over taffeta.  She also wore gauntlets which came to points at the wrists.  A tiara of iridescent sequins held the imported veil of silk illusion.  She carried a bouquet of red American Beauty roses tied with a white satin  ribbon and wore the groom’s gift of a sterling silver choker necklace with matching earrings. 

Attending the couple were Frank Szpara, brother of the groom, and the bride’s sister, Miss Marcella Witalis who was attired in a gold satin and nylon net over taffeta dress, fashioned with a strapless bodice and inserted lace and satin over jacket.  A bonnet type hat of net and lace in matching gold and a rhinestone necklace, gift of the bride, completed the attire.  She carried a bouquet of carnations tied with green ribbon. 

Barbara Zaborowski,, niece of the groom, served as flower girl, and wore a dress of white nylon net over taffeta, carrying a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums. 

Tommy Carrol, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearer.  The groom and his attendant wore light blue jackets & navy blue trousers. 

The bride’s mother was attired in a beige dress with lace inserts and dark brown accessories, and wore a corsage of red American Beauty roses. 

Special music for the occasion was furnished by the choir who sang “On This Day O’ Beautiful Mother.” 

Dinner was served to immediate relatives at the home of the bride’s parents and supper was served at 6:30 at Marion’s Hall, followed by a dance. 

The bride attended the Lublin Public School and is a graduate of Withee High School. 

The couple will reside in Lublin.



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