BioM: Halida, Jean Marie (1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Halida, Gustafson, Crossett, Ciokiewicz, Parnewicz, Losiewicz, Goetz, Pribbernow, Nitz, Misiewicz

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/14/1971

Halida, Jean Marie (Marriage - 25 September 1971)

Miss Jean Marie Halida and Michael Paul Gustafson exchanged marriage vows Saturday, September 25, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, Lublin. Fr. Roman Misiewicz performed the double-ring ceremony which united the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Halida, Rt. 1 Withee and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gustafson, Rt. 3 Stanley.

The bride wore a gown of imported linen fashioned with three-quarter-length sleeves and a square neckline. The skimmer styling was accented by venise lace and high-lighted by a sweeping chapel train. A chapel veil of sheer bridal illusion and secured by a pillbox headpiece. She carried a bouquet of red roses and carnations as she was given in marriage by her father.

Miss Mary Jane Halida, Lublin, the bride’s cousin, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Darlene Crossett, Chippewa Falls, friend of the bride; Mrs. Barbara Ciokiewicz Stanley, sister of the groom; and Miss Diana Halida, Withee, sister of the bride. The bridal attendants were attired in chiffon gowns in shades of mortar and orange styled with bishop sleeves and high necklines. Their orange veils were secured by petal cluster headpieces. They carried large bouquets of orange mums.

Kanice Parnewicz, Withee, a friend of the bride, was the flower girl. She wore a floor-length dress of white chiffon fashioned with bishop sleeves and a high neckline accented with venise lace. Her floor-length veil was held by a petal cluster headpiece. She carried a single large mum.

Richard Losiewicz, Minneapolis, Minn., a friend of the groom, served as bestman. Groomsmen were Daryl Goetz, Iowa, cousin of the groom; Roger Pribbernow, Wausau, cousin of the bride; and Larry Ciokiewicz, Stanley, brother-in-law of the groom. Ushering duties were shared by Daniel Gustafson, Stanley, brother of the groom, and Stanley Halida, Jr., Lublin, cousin of the bride. Timothy Nitz, Stanley, a friend of the groom was the ringbearer.

A wedding reception for close to 400 guests was held at the Stanley auditorium, where music was provided by the Derbytown Boys. A three-tiered wedding cake encircled with orange roses and wedding bells was made by the bride’s sister, Diana Halida. An attendant’s name was written on each bell.

The new Mrs. Gustafson is a 1970 graduate of Owen-Withee High School and a 1971 graduate of Eau Claire Technical Institute. Her husband, a 1970 graduate of Stanley-Boyd High School, is engaged in farming.



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