BioM: Strohkirch, Joan (1964)

Contact: Pat Braun

Surnames: Strohkirch, Rau

----Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/15/1964

----Strohkirch, Joan (3 OCT 1964


On a two weeks’ wedding trip through eastern states are the former Miss Joan Lois Strohkirch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Strohkirch, Owen and her husband, William Henry Rau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rau, Dorchester, who were married at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3.

Officiating at the nupitials held at the First congregational Church at Owen, during which Mr. Strohkirch gave his daughter in marriage, was the Rev. Robert Goessling.

Miss Linda Haselow, Owen, played the organ and Miss Marjorie Dinauer, Milwaukee, sang, “Because” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Altar vases contained fall-colored chrysanthemums.

The floor-length white satin gown had a bell-shaped skirt with a slight train and imported appliques of lace trimming the bodice and skirt.

Her pillbox headpiece was trimmed with lace to match her dress and secured her shoulder-length veil. The bride’s cascade bouquet included white chrysanthemums and yellow roses.

Bridal aides were Mrs. Kenneth (Vera) Strohkirch, Colby, the matron of honor, and Miss Mardelle Mathewson, Owen, and Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Rau, Waukesha, the bridesmaids.

They wore aqua sheaths with matching overskirts and large bow headpieces with short veils, the same hue as their ensembles. Each aide held a cascade of fall-colored chrysanthemums.

Kenneth Strohkirch, Colby, was best man; Gerald Kollath, Abbotsford and Robert Rau, Waukesha, the groomsmen and George Rau, Dorchester, and Jerome Strohkirch, Waukegan, Ill., served as ushers.

The wedding supper and reception were held at the Legion Hall of Owen.

Mrs. Rau, who was graduated in 1953 from Owen High School, was employed by Mobil Oil Co., Milwaukee. Her husband, who was graduated in 1952 from Dorchester High School is a mechanic at Mertens Garage, Dorchester.

Dorchester will be the home of the newlyweds.



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