BioM: Thorpe, Katherine (1966)


Surnames: Thorpe, Ciolkosz, Hofkes, Skaleski, Simernosn, Haas, Foster, Johnson, Kuhn

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12 Jan 1967

Thorpe, Katherine (26 NOV 1966)

Miss Katherine Thorpe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thorpe, Stanley, became the bride of Philip Thomas Ciolkosz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ciolkosz, Stanley, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stanley, on Saturday, Nov. 26th, 1966. Rev. George P. Mathiew performed the one p.m. Nuptial High Mass and marriage ceremony.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length bouffant sheath of imported white velvet featuring Victorian sleeves and a demi-scoop neckline. Delicate appliqué of Swiss lace graced the empire waistline, highlighted by the sweep of a chapel train. Her bouffant veil was secured to a floral cluster of white velvet petals. Her cascade bouquet was centered with two cattleya white orchids surrounded by Eucharis lilies and stephanotis.

Miss Rita Thorpe was her sister's maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Nancy Hofkes, sister of the bride, Phyllis Skaleski and Judy Foster, both sisters of the groom, and Diane Simenson, friend of the bride. They wore floor length sheaths of velvet in showboat blue highlighted by a back panel of peau satin. Long tapered sleeves and bateau neckline complemented the fitted bodice fashioned in the empire silhouette. Velvet petals formed the cloche securing their veils in harmonizing colors and each carried cascade boqueuts of pin rapture roses.

Penny Hofkes, nice of the bride was flower girl, wearing a white velvet, floor length gown, similar to that of the bride. Her miniature boquets was also similar to the bride's.

Thomas Haas served as best man, and groomsmen were Richard Hofkes, Sylvester Skaleski, William Foster and Robert Johnson. Ushers were Rudy Ciolkosz, brother of the groom, and Michael Kuhn, friend of the groom.

A dinner for 200 guests were held at St. Hedwig's Hall, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.).

Mother of the bride wore a two piece pink wool knit suit and the groom's mother wore a green wool dress. Both had corsages of white cattleya and white orchids.

The bride attended Stanley High School and WSU, Eau Claire. The groom attended Owen High School, Taylor Co. Teachers College and WSU, River Falls. He is a teacher in Manitowoc, where they are making their home.

Out of town guests were from Illinois, Michigan, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Chippewa Falls, boyd, Abbotsford, Withee and Thorp.



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