BioM: Raether, Marlene H. (1965)


Surnames: Raether, Duce, Des-Jorden, Vetterkind, Bill, Euclide, Mathias, Moe, Hooker

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/23/1965

Raether, Marlene H. (14 AUG 1965)

Repeating marriage vows during a 6:30 candlelight wedding ceremony, solemnized in St. Mary's Polish National Church in Lublin, were Marlene Hope Raether, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Raether of Stanley, Wis., and roger Peter Duce, son of Mary Duce of Chicago, Ill., and Richard Duce, Stanley, Wis., on Aug. 14, 1965.

Officiating at the ceremony, at which Raymond Raether gave his daughter in marriage, was Father Matla. The organist and soloist were Mrs. Stanley Hooker, who sang "I Love Your Truly" and "Ave Maria."

The bride, carrying a cascade bouquet of red and white carnations, wore a floor length gown of peau de soie trimmed with Chantilly lace. Her waist length veil of white tulle was held in place by a crown fashioned with Austrian Aurora crystals.

Miss Ramona Raether was her sister's maid of honor, wearing a street length formal of carnations red taffeta with white accessories.

Bridesmaids were Helen Des-Jorden of Milwaukee, Beverly Moe of Chippewa Falls, and Sharon Vetterkind of Thorp. They wore dresses identical to the maid of honor's and all wore shoulder length veils and crystal head crowns identical to that of the bride, with white accessories, and carried bouquets of red and white carnations.

The groom and best man, Joseph Duce of Chicago, a brother, wore white and black tuxedos with a red carnations boutonniere. The other groomsmen were James Raether, brother of the bride, of Milwaukee, Richard Duce Jr. of Chicago, and John Bill Jr. of Chippewa Falls.

Ushers were Alan Euclide and Dennis Mathias of Medford, both cousins of the bride.

Miss LaVonne Duce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Duce of Stanley, was flower girl. She wore a miniature bride's gown identical to that of the bride , and carried a bouquet of red and white carnations. The ring bearer was Gary Duce, brother of the groom.

Immediately following the ceremony a dinner was served at Koolmo's Ballroom at Gilman, to 450 guests, and a dance followed.

Guests attended from Seattle, Wash., Pennsylvania, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Chippewa Falls, Stanley, Thorp, Owen and Withee. The couple will reside at 3553 N. Oakland, Milwaukee, Wis.



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