BioM: Campion, Helen Patricia (1947)

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Surnames: Campion, Fritsch, Beck, Mills, McCarthy, Burnett, Kocisco

----Source: Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 01/08/1948

Campion, Helen Patricia (1947)


At a nuptial high mass celebrated by the Rev. E. J. Beck in St. Mary’s church, Janesville, Saturday, Dec. 27, Helen Patricia Campion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Campion, 325 Caroline St. Janesville, Wisconsin exchanged vows with Theodore Leo Fritsch, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Fritsch, Spencer, Wisconsin. The double ring ceremony was read at 9 o’clock in a Christmas setting dominated by poinsettia plants. Mrs. John Broderick, soprano, sang the mass.

Escorted to the alter [sic] by her father, who presented her in marriage, the bride wore an ivory Skinner satin gown detailed with heart neckline, fitted bodice and a draped hipline that ended in a bustle. A tiara of seed pearls held her finger tip veil of illusion. The bride carried a white satin muff covered with gardenias.

As maid of honor, Miss Ruth Campion, the bride’s sister, wore aqua taffeta styled with high neckline, snug bodice and pannier hipline that terminated in a bustle back. A head dress of matching plumes and short white gloves completed her ensemble. The bridesmaids, Miss Jacquelyn Mills and Miss Joan McCarthy, the bride’s cousin, wore identical frocks of old rose taffeta in the same mode as that of the maid of honor. Their ostrich head bands matched. The bridal aides carried arm bouquets of white pompons.

Robert Fritsch, Spencer, was his brothers best man and the groomsmen were Francis Campion, brother of the bride, and James Fritsch, Spencer. Ushers were Donald McCarthy, Janesville and Rue Burnett, Spencer and Myron Fritsch, Withee.

Subsequent to the mass a breakfast for fifty guests was served at the Woman’s Club. A lighted Christmas tree and poinsettias decorated the lounge were [sic] 300 guests were received by the bridal couple and their parents Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Fritsch spent a few days at Rochester at the Stoup home and at Minneapolis with Bill Kocisco a former Packer Football player and teammate of Ted’s. They will make their home at present at Manitowoc until their new home at Green Bay is finished around June 1.

The bride is a 1944 graduate of Janesville high school and finished at St. Anthony’s Hospital school of X-Ray Tecnonogy [sic], Rockford. Until recently she was X-Ray tecnician [sic]at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay.

Mr. Fritsch is a graduate of Spencer High School and took his bachtlor [sic] of science degree in biology at the University of Wisconsin and is studying for his master’s degree. For six seasons he has been fullback for the Green Bay Packers. He also plays pro basketball with the Oshkosh All Stars and is in semi pro baseball with the Manitowoc Braves. He was chosen all pro fullback for 1944, ’45 and ’46.

Relatives and friends from Spencer who attended the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fritsch, Jim and Bob; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Fritsch, Withee; Ms. Larry Fritsch and Priscilla and Rue Burnett.

The Record joins their many local friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life.



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