BioM: Schade, Patricia A. (1964)

Contact:  Pat Braun


Surnames:  Schade, Bowen, Sprengler, Kieser, Pfalzgraf, Gierl, Myre, Buss, Peissig, Plautz

----Source:  Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) 3/12/1964

Schade, Patricia A. (29 FEB 1964)

The ceremony during which Miss Patricia A. Schade of Abbotsford and Dennis J. Bowen of Curtiss were united in marriage took place Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 o’clock at Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford.  The Rev. F. H. Sprengler read the exchange of promises and Miss Dorothy Kieser and Mrs. Charles Plautz sang “Lord Who At Cana’s Wedding Feast” and “O Perfect Love,” with Miss Kieser as accompanist and organist.

Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schade of Abbotsford and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bowen of Curtiss.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a luxurious floor length gown of chantilly type lace.  The fitted bodice featured a portrait neckline of pleated tulle, embellished with sequins, and long tampered sleeves and the skirt was fashioned with pick up cabbage roses in the front and tiers of lace down the back, sweeping into the chapel train.  The bouffant finger tip veil was topped by a crown of pearls and crystals.  The bride carried a crescent bouquet of white orchids and stephanotis entwined with ivy foliage.

The honor attendants were Miss Elayne Schade of Abbotsford sister of the bride, and John Pfalzgraf of Wisconsin State College, Eau Claire, a friend of the groom.

Completing the wedding party were Miss Vicky Gierl of Stout State College, Menomonie, a friend of the bride, Mrs. Russell Myre of Tomahawk, a sister of the groom.  Wayne Schade of Menomonee Falls and Dale Bowen of Milwaukee, brothers of the bridal couple.  Danny Buss of Abbotsford and Don Peissig of Curtiss seated the guests at the church.

The bride’s attendants were attired alike in street length dresses of peau de soie.  The dresses were designed with fitted bodices, three-quarter length sleeves and bateau necklines with cowl collars ending in a bow.  The flat controlled modified bell skirts were topped with a bow at the front waist.  Their headpieces were shaped petals with puffs of silk tulle.  They carried crescent shaped bouquets of white gardenias.

Mrs. Schade wore a gold colored dress to her daughter’s wedding and Mrs. Bowen had a lime green dress.  Both mothers had corsages of white orchids and Mrs. Ned Sterling of Abbotsford, grandmother of the bride, had a corsage of pink cymbidium orchids. 

Pink and white carnations graced the altar of the church and pink and white gladioli and pompoms were used in the church decorations.  White gardenias and ivy were used with a decorated wedding cake for the centerpiece at the supper table.

Festivals of the wedding day included a reception at the village hall, supper in the church basement and a wedding dance at the Memorial hall at Dorchester with music by Emil and his Band. 

About 325 guests attended and came from Abbotsford, Curtiss, Wausau, Eau Claire, Tomahawk, Milwaukeee, Menomonee Falls, Loyal, Glidden, Waukesha, Oshkosh, Menomonie, Wisconsin Rapids, Chippewa Falls, Owen, Dorchester, Colby, Chicago and Minneapolis.

Mr. and Mrs. Bowen left on a wedding trip to the south and on their return will live at Tomahawk where the groom is employed.  Prior to her marriage, the bride was employed as a floral designer at Marge’s Flowers.



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