BioM: Geiger, Shirley A. (1964)


Surnames: Geiger, Baehr, Kelley, Salter, Frane, Schmelzer, Hoffman, Pollack, Baehler

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Sep 1964

Geiger, Shirley A. (5 SEP 1964)

Miss Shirley A. Geiger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Geiger, Route 1, Colby, and Allen L. Baehr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Baehr, Route 1, Abbotsford, repeated their marriage vows Saturday, Sept. 5, 1964. The Rev. Ambrose Blenker witnessed the double ring ceremony at 1 o'clock in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Colby.

Sister Louise Ann was the organist and the eighth grade choir sang for the nuptial high mass.

Preceding the bride to the altar were her bridesmaids, Miss Ruth Kelley of Colby, Miss Nancy Salter of Unity, and Miss Bonnie Baehr of Abbotsford; her maid of honor, Miss Jeanette Frane of Colby, and the miniature bride, Jackie Schmelzer of Colby.

They were attired in blue taffeta sheath dresses with long overskirt and for headpieces they wore blue two tier veils edged with crystals. Blue, pink and white carnations were combined in crescent bouquets which they carried.

The miniature bride was attired like the bride and carried a similarly made bouquet.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, appeared in a Chantilly lace gown featuring a full skirt with five tiers of lace that terminated in a chapel length train that was caught up in a bustle effect after the ceremony. The fitted bodice had a square, scalloped neckline and long, pointed sleeves. A crown of pearls edged with crystals held the four tier bouffant veil of all silk English illusion.

She carried a crescent shaped bouquet of large and garnette pink roses and stephanotis and plumose.

Attending the groom were Jerry Geiger, as best man, Bob Baehler, Roger and James Baehr, as groomsmen. Ted Hoffman and Kenneth Pollack performed the ushering duties.

Festivities of the wedding day included a reception at Cherokee Hall, supper at St. Mary's Church Hall, and a wedding dance at Dorchester Memorial Hall. About 300 guests were in attendance, from Abbotsford, Colby, Dorhcester, Unity, Spencer, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Kaukauna, Stetsonville, Davenport, Ia.; Berwyn and Chicago, Ill.; and Montana.

After Sept. 13, when the newlyweds return from their honeymoon trip to Yellowstone National Park, they will make their home at Abbotsford.

The groom is employed at Mandel Dairy, Unity.



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