BioM: Kalepp, Ruth I. (1964)
Surnames: Kalepp, Raatz, Kattre, Stargardt, Langfeldt, Kieser, Howard, Luther, Schultz, Schlice, Gosse
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/25/1964
Kalepp, Ruth I. (20 JUN 1964)
The double ring ceremony in which Ruth Irene Kalepp and Edward A. Raatz Jr. were united in matrimony took place at Christ Lutheran Church at Abbotsford on Saturday, June 20, 1964. The Rev. F.H. Sprengler heard their exchange of promise. Miss Dorothy Kieser was the organist and Miss Colleen Howard of Unity sang "The Wedding Prayer" and "O Perfect Love.".
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kalepp of Abbotsford and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Raatz Sr., route 1, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.).
Clayton Kattre of Abbotsford, cousin of the bride, and Lee Raatz of Owen, cousin of the groom seated the guests in the church in pews marked with flowers on white lace.
When the bride entered the church she was seen in a floor length gown of Chantilly lace with a full hoop skirt of lace over taffeta and net ruffles. The skirt featured a front panel and was completed by all around tiers of lace edged with iridescent sequins. The molded bodice had a jewel trimmed Sabrina neckline. Her veil of French illusion was secured to a crown of sequins and seed pearls which her sister wore at her wedding. She carried a colonial bouquet centered with an orchid and surrounded by pink roses with lily of the valley and white streamers tipped with tiny pink roses.
Attending as honor couple were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stargardt of Marshfield, brother-in-law and sister of the bride, Miss Lila Jean Kalepp of Abbotsford and Miss Patsy Mae Raatz of Owen, sisters of the couple, were the bridesmaids. Steve Luther of Unity, a friend of the groom, and Kenneth Kalepp of Abbotsford, a brother of the bride, were the groomsmen.
The bride's attendants were attired alike in aqua sheath street length dresses of silk organza over taffeta with square necklines and elbow length sleeves. The fully gathered overskirts of lace had a bow trim at the waistline. Pink and white gardenias were used in their headpieces and in their colonial bouquets, with added sprigs of lily of the valley and streamers. White gloves and pearl necklaces, gifts of the bride, completed their ensembles.
Corsages of pink and white roses were presented to the mothers, who were both attired in blue dresses with white accessories, and the grandmothers had yellow and white camellia corsages. The bride's grandmothers were Mrs. Adolph Kalepp of Abbotsford and Mrs. Frank Schultz of Marshfield. The groom's grandmother was Mrs. John Langfeldt of Owen.
After the ceremony approximately 150 guests attended the reception held at the home of the bride's parents, and a 4 o'clock supper at the church hall. In the evening the new Mr. and Mrs. Raatz greeted about 300 well wishes at Memorial Hall, Unity.
At the reception, the bride's sister, Mrs. Richard Schlice of Abbotsford, had charge of the guest book and Mrs. Sam Gosse of Marathon, a friend of the bride, cut the wedding cake.
The newlyweds left on a wedding trip to Michigan and Canada via the Mackinac Bridge and Sault St. Marie. After July 1 they will live at 513 A.N. Cedar St., Marshfield. The bride, a graduate of the Abbotsford High School, is employed as a bookkeeper at the Marshfield Clinic; her husband is a graduate of the Colby High School and is employed as a carpenter for Don Nikolai at Marshfield.
Guests attending the wedding were from Marshfield, Dorchester, Milwaukee, Shawano, Spencer, Colby, Rib Lake, New Holstein, Appleton, Loyal, Deerbrook, Mercer, Wausau, Unity, Abbotsford, Sturtevant, Greenwood, New Brighton and Duluth, Minn., and Ft. Knox, Ky.
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