BioM: Wilczek, Mary Ann (1965)


Surnames: Wilczek, Lauer, Lato, Dull, Koltis, Salvach, Sieglinski

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/16/1965

Wilczek, Mary Ann (28 AUG 1965)

Miss Mary Ann Wilczek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Wilczek of Route 1, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Melvin P. Lauer, son of Mrs. George Laure Sr. of Route 1, Stanley, on Saturday, Aug. 28th, 1965 at St. Hedwig's Chapel, Thorp. The bride's great uncle Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Sieglinski of Holy Cross Church in Minneapolis, Minn., officiated at the ten a.m. nuptial Mass.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose a luxurious floor length bridal gown of imported Rose point lace and silk bombazine, styled with long traditional tapered sleeves and a scalloped Sabrina neckline complemented by an array of pearls and sequins on a lace bodice. The bouffant skirt of bombazine featured a deep peplum edged in lace highlighting the tiers of lace at the hemline, and sweeping into a magnificent chapel train. A queen crown of lace enhanced with pearls and crystal drops secured her veil of sheer illusion. She carried a bouquet of pink gladiolas centered with roses and accented with stephanotis.

Rita Lato was the miniature bride and Duane Hull was ring bearer, both were dressed identically to the bride and groom.

Theresa Wilczek, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Diane Lauer, sister of the groom, and Rosemary Wilczek, sister of the bride. They wore turquoise floor length dresses fashioned of peau de soie. The dresses were styled with scoop neckline, elbow length sleeves, fitted bodice and flat front modified bell skirts. A semi-Watteau created back interest. The pleated band accented the waistline ending in a bow at the back. They wore matching forward floral headpieces with double poof veils, and carried a bouquet of turquoise carnations.

Victor Lauer, brother of the groom, was best man, and groomsmen were Edward Koltis Jr., cousin of the bride, and Francis Wilczek, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Jerome Wilczek, brother of the bride, and Ken Salvach, friend of the groom.

The bride's mother wore a light blue lace over taffeta dress with white accessories. The groom's mother wore a royal blue two-piece dress with black accessories. Both mothers wore a corsage of red and white roses.

The wedding dinner, reception and dance were held at St. Hedwig's Parish Hall.

Out of town guests were from Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cudahy, Fond du Lac, Madison, Neillsville, Stevens Point, Wausau, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Gilman, Willard, Cadott, Boy, Stanley, Greenwood, Owen and Withee.



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