BioM: Finnila, Eunice Ruth (1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Finnila, Kozenka, Blum, Balts, Wojt, Kohnhorst, Bush, Schroeder, Anderson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/15/1969

Finnila, Eunice Ruth (Marriage - 10 May 1969)

Eunice Ruth Finnila, daughter of Mrs. Grace Finnila of Withee and the late Arvi Finnila, and William Joseph Kozenka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kozenka of Thorp were married May 10 at 7:30 p. m. in the Gospel Tabernacle at Withee with the Rev. Lowell Anderson, pastor, officiating in a double ring ceremony.

The bride’s grandfather, John Blum, Sr., escorted her to the candlelight altar. White satin peau and subtle Chantilly lace fashioned the bride’s floor length gown. Long, tapered sleeves and a sweetheart neckline styled a fitted bodice which secured the detachable tubular train, was enhance with lace motif. A cluster of lace petals, outlined in pearls, secured her bouffant veil of bridal illusion. She carried a lace-covered Bible topped by a white orchid and lily-of-the-valley.

Mary Finnila, sister of the bride was made-of-honor, and Sylvia Balts of Eau Claire, cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid. They chose floor-length gowns of yellow and of Aqua linen, in an A-line silhouette-Venice lace detailed their demi-raised waists. A tulle cluster of petals with miniature daisies completed their ensemble. Each carried a carnation tipped with a color to match her dress.

Roger Wojt of Eau Claire served his cousin as bestman, and Dave Balts of Chetek, cousin of the bride, was groomsman. The ushers and candle lighters were Jim Wojt of Eau Claire and Jim Kohnhorst of Wausau.

Billy Balts of Chetek was the ringbearer, and Annette Blum of Austin, Minn., was flowergirl.

Mrs. Darrel Bush of Tomahawk accompanied Dave Schroeder of Greenwood as he sang, “Together with Jesus,” and “Faith for the other.”

A reception for 250 guests was held in the Nazareth Lutheran parish hall, Withee, which was decorated with streamers of the wedding colors and wedding bells. Following a wedding trip into northern Wisconsin and Michigan, the couple will reside at 524 E. 3rd St. in Owen.

Mrs. Kozenka is a 1966 graduate of Owen-Withee High School, and is working at Thorp Finance Corporation in Thorp. Mr. Kozenka attended school at Wausau and Delevan, graduating from Delavan in 1966. He is employed by Wicks Building Systems at Spencer.



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