BioM: Gwiazdon, Kathleen A. (1966)


Surnames: Gwiazdon, Schumacher, Szemraj, Lobacz, Skell, Driessen, Balicki, Mahr

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05 May 1966

Gwiazdon, Kathleen A. (16 APR 1966)

Miss Kathleen Ann Gwiazdon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gwiazdon, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Robert Clark Schumacher, 1011 West 4th St., Kimberly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Schumacher, on Saturday, April 16, 1966, at St. Hedwig's Catholic Chapel, Thorp. Rev. Edward Masalewicz performed the 10:00 a.m. marriage ceremony and nuptial high mass.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length bridal gown of delustered satin fashioned with long traditional tapered sleeves and a Sabrina neckline. An overlay of Chantilly lace graced the semi-bouffant skirt, sweeping into a chapel train.

She wore an illusion veil accented with taffeta petals and lilies of the valley.

She carried yellow and pink tea roses, white carnations and white stephanotis.

The groom's father and the bride's father carried the wine and water to the altar.

Sister Mary Lawrence played the processional and Mass. The St. Hedwig's School Girls' Choir sang.

Miss Linda Schumacher, the groom's sister, was maid of honor, and the bridesmaids were Roselyn Gwiazdon, Chicago, Ill., cousin of the bride, Mrs. Joseph Schumacher, Kaukauna, sister-in-law of the groom, Geraldine Szemraj, Thorp, friend of the bride, Yvonne Lobacz, Chicago, Ill., friend of the bride.

The bridesmaids wore floor length dresses of peau taffeta in maize, Nile, orchid, aqua and pink elbow length sleeves and scoop necklines complemented the modified empire silhouette. A contrasting bond at the waist, and a back panel insert highlighted the dome skirt. Their bustle veils were secured to petal cloche in harmonizing color. They carried bouquets of pomp oms and mums in yellow and white. The ribbons matched each of the dresses, the maid of honor carried yellow, pink and white mums and pom poms with maize ribbons.

Roger Schumacher, Kaukauna, brother of the groom, was best man. The attendants were Daniel Skell, Milwaukee, Joseph Schumacher, Kaukauna, brother of the groom, Francis Gwiazdon and Timothy Gwiazdon, brothers of the bride, Thorp. The ushers were Steve Driessen, cousin of the groom. The groom and his attendants wore black tuxedos and white carnations.

The bride's mother wore a green tow-piece dress with green accessories and wore a corsage of yellow tea roses.

The groom's mother wore a peachy-pink brocade, two piece dress and jacket, with pink accessories, and a corsage of yellow tea roses.

Mrs. Malen Balicki was hostess for dinner and supper, and wore red carnations.

A cross shaped base and three rectangular tiers with yellow roses and a small church with bride and groom standing on top in heart shaped ring of lilies of the valley, was the wedding cake made by the bride's aunt, Mrs. Herman Mahr, boyd.

Dinner, supper, reception and dance were held at St. Hedwig's Quonset Hall, Thorp.

Guests were from Thorp, Appleton, Kimberly, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Green Bay, DePere, Stanley, Boyd, Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Lublin and Withee.

The honeymoon was spent in Niagara Falls, Canada and New York.

The couple will live at 222 1/2 Canal St., Little Chute, Wis.



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