BioM: Koehler, Kathleen Caroline (1963)

Contact:  Pat Braun


Surnames:  Koehler, Laabs, Fandre, Venzke, Goff, Willner, Werner, Willner, Hoven, Tellock

----Source:  Owen Enterprise (owen, Clark Co., Wis.) (1/9/1964

Koehler, Kathleen (31 DEC 1963)


After the first of the year, James Arthur Laabs and his bride of Saturday, December 31, Miss Kathleen Caroline Koehler, are making their home at 709 Frost Drive, Bay City, Mich.

The bridegroom, who had been making his home there, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville A. Laabs, Curtiss, and his wife is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Koehler, Edgar.  She was a finalist in the 1962 Alice in Dairyland contest.

Their 4:00 p.m. marriage service was held in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wausau, the Rev. Duane C. Hoven, Pastor, officiating.  Delivering the marriage sermon was the Rev. Roger L. Tellock,Curtiss.

Mrs. A. S. Erickson was at the organ and Misses Sara Gohdes and Bunee Kraut were soloists.

The bride chose for the wedding a sheath of peau de soie featuring unpressed pleating at the back with a removable train.  The bodice had a bateau neckline and cording, bugle beads and rose appliqu├ęs created of pearls were utilized for trim.

A wedding cake crown of crystals and pearls held her bouffant veil.  She carried white camellias and stephanotis on a lace covered Bible.

Emerald green gowns were worn by the attendants, including the flower girl, Lynette Louise Fandre, Wausau.  They were styled of brocade featuring belled skirts marked with bows.  Bows and pearls trimmed their green pillbox hats and they carried snowballs of white carnations.

Mrs. Ben Fandre, Wausau, was matron of honor and the bridesmaids were Mrs. Marvin Venzke, Athens; Mrs. Richard Goff, Beaver Dam, and Miss Sharon Willner, Colby.



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