BioM: Ruppert, Carol (1965)

Contact: Dinah Reinke


Surnames: Ruppert, Busse, Mantor, Miller, Justman, Bulgrin, Sommer, Rynski

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/08/1965

------ Ruppert, Carol (3 JUL 1965)

St. Peter’s Lutheran church at Dorchester was the setting Saturday, July 3, at 1 p.m., for the exchange of marriage vows between Carol Ruppert and John L. Busse.

The Rev. F. H. Sprengler of Dorchester and Rev. Arlan J. Busse of Freedom, Penn., brother of the groom, officiated at the ceremony.

Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ruppert of route 1, Colby, and Mr. and Mrs. John H. Busse, Abbotsford.

Attending the couple were Miss Susan Mantor, Abbotsford, as maid of honor, and Eugene Busse of Hinsdale, Ill., brother of the groom, as best man.  The Misses Judy Miller and Kathie Justman, both of Unity, were bridesmaids, and Lyle Bulgrin of Marshfield and Marvin Sommer of Unity were groomsmen.  All are friends of the bride and groom.

David Ruppert, brother of the bride, and Michael Rynski, a friend, performed the ushering duties.

The bride was attired in the traditional wedding gown, which was made of fine hand clipped rose point lace over white faille taffeta with a train.  The molded bodice was fashioned with a scalloped batteau neckline, which was embroidered with iridescent sequins.  The long, lace sleeves tapered to points over the wrists where they were secured.  The skirt was very full and was shirred at the waist.  It had a lace apron effect with scalloped edging.  From the apron to the hemline were tulle tiers bordered with scalloped lace.  The skirt back also had tiers from the apron into a full sweep train in cathedral length.  The entire skirt was sprinkled with sequins.  The bridal veil of illusion in bouffant was secured to a double wedding cake crown.  The crown had a pearl band with alencon lace peaks appliqued with pearl loops.  The inner layer had pearl motifs tipped with crystal dewdrops.  Her flowers were a pendant cascade of white carnations and lilies of the valley centered with an orchid.

The bride’s attendants wore floor length gowns of maize organza.  Their embroidered bodices were styled with empire waists and elbow-length sleeves.  The sheath skirts featured a flowing back panel held by a large bow.  Their headpieces were matching clusters of organza flowers accented with petals shaped of pearls and topped with bouffant veils.  Their flowers were white lace baskets filled with white daisies and orchid pompons.

Miss Diana Schultz, soloist, sang “O Promise Me” and “The Wedding Prayer”, accompanied by Miss Shirley Sprengler at the organ.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride’s home and at 4:30 supper was served at the church.  In the evening a dance was held at Sportsmens Park, Colby.

The altar was decorated with vases of gladioli and carnations and the aisles were decorated with four large white bows and six smaller white bows.  The dining area was decorated with white and yellow streamers.

The new Mrs. Busse is a 1963 graduate of Colby high school and had been employed as a bookkeeper.  Mr. Busse is a 1962 graduate of Dor-Abby high school and a 1965 graduate of St. Joseph’s school of radiological technology, employed as a radiological technologist at Marshfield where the couple will live at 110 Parkview Terrace, following a honeymoon trip to western states.

Guests at the wedding came from Marshfield, Unity, Colby, Dorchester, Medford, Owen, Ringle, Stratford, Forman, North Dakota, Chicago Illinois, Albany, Ore., and St. Paul, Minn.




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