BioM: Drapes, Patricia Ann (1966)

Contact: Dinah Reinke

Surnames: Drapes, Ellenbecker, Moberg, Schindler, Motelet, Marcott, Scheibe, Gonnering , Feldbruegge, Heindl

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/14/1966

------ Drapes, Patricia Ann (02 JUL 1966)

John Drapes of Stevens Point gave his daughter, Miss Patricia Ann Drapes of Abbotsford, in marriage to Galen C. Ellenbecker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Ellenbecker, of Dorchester in a ceremony which took place at St. Bernard’s Catholic church, Abbotsford, Saturday, July 2. The bride, whose mother is deceased, was raised by Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Moberg at Abbotsford, now also deceased.

The Rev. Raymond B. Schulz officiated at the one o’clock nuptial high mass for which St. Bernard’s choir sang and Mrs. Dan Decker was organist. “On This Day O Beautiful Mother” was sung by the choir during a special part of the ceremony when the bride placed a bouquet of red roses before the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

For her wedding, the bride shoes a gown fashioned of lace and nylon organza. The all-lace bodice had a square scalloped neckline and long sleeves with points over the hands. The colonial skirt featured a center pick-up edged with scalloped lace. A detachable triple train, each layer edged with lace, flowed from the shoulder line. A double crown of pearls with tear drops in front held her four-tier veil. The bridal bouquet was made of pink roses attached to a white lace fan with streamers of white satin ribbon tipped with stephanotis.

Attending her as maid of honor was Miss Marie Schindler of Curtiss. Miss Helen Motelet of Abbotsford was bridesmaid and Miss Renee Marcott of Milwaukee was junior bridesmaid.

They wore frocks of pink georgette crepe over taffeta with scoop necklines, elbow length sleeves and A-line skirts with a chiffon train flowing from the empire waist. Their head dresses were made of two tiered nylon net attached to a large bow with popcorn flowers. They carried a snow ball effect of pink roses and carnations with ribbon handle.

Miss Diane Scheibe of Stetsonville dressed like the bride and carrying a basket of baby pink roses and carnations was the flower girl. Randy Marcott of Milwaukee carried the rings on a white satin pillow.

Serving as best man was Dennis Gonnering of Wisconsin Rapids. Roger Feldbruegge and Gary Ellenbecker, both of Dorchester, were groomsmen. John Drapes Jr. of Stevens Point and David Heindl of Dorchester were ushers.

Festivities of the wedding day included a reception at the Abbotsford city hall, a five o’clock dinner at St. Bernard’s church hall, and a wedding dance in the evening at Prochnow’s Ballroom, Athens.

Following a week’s honeymoon trip to Canada, the new Mr. and Mrs. Ellenbecker are now at their home at route 1, Dorchester, where the groom is engaged in farming. Both are graduates of the Dor-Abby high school. The bride is employed as secretary at Lamont’s Service Inc., Abbotsford.

Guests at the wedding came from Stevens Point, Mi8lwaukee, New Berlin, Wausau, Marinette, Dorchester, Unity, Colby, Curtiss, Athens, Plover, Wisconsin Rapids, Madison, Stetsonville and Illinois.           



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