BioM: Kilty, Joan Barbara (1966)

Contact: Dinah Reinke

Surnames: Kilty, Gebelein, Hoffman, Carpenter

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/11/1966

------ Kilty, Joan Barbara (06 AUG 1966)

Miss Joan Barbara Kilty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Kilty of Unity, exchanged wedding vows with Klyde John Gebelein, son of Mrs. Lucille Gebelein, Stratford, and the late Arno Gebelein, Saturday, Aug. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Colby. Rev. Ambrose Blenker officiated for the ceremony, which was held at 1 p.m.

The parish summer choir sang for the wedding with Mrs. Bernadette Gabriel as organist. The bride, carrying a bouquet of pink and white carnations and lily of the valley, was given in marriage by her father. Her gown of Chantilly lace with jewels adorning the bodice, had a skirt of tulle tiers edged with lace, ending in a wide flounce in the back. Her veil was attached to a queens crown of pearls.

The bridal attendants, Mrs. Dennis Hoffman, Stratford, matron of honor, Mrs. John Kilty, Spencer, and Miss Lynette Gebelein, Stratford, were seen in floor length sheaths of sheer blue skirts and white bodices of detailed smocking and pearl embroidery. Set-in cummerbunds and long back panels added interest. Their headpieces were of blue leaf and pearl, and each carried a bouquet of blue and white gardenias.

Serving as best man was Dennis Hoffman, and the groomsmen were John Kilty and Kermit Gebelein, Milwaukee. Ushering for the occasion were Mark Carpenter, Colby, and Kalbin Gebelein, Stratford.

The wedding reception was held at Colby Sportsmen’s Park followed by a supper served at the parish school hall. A dance was held later in the evening at the Sportsman’s park.

The couple will honeymoon in northern Wisconsin and Canada and will reside on route 1, Unity, upon their return home.

The bride is a graduate of Colby high school and the groom attended Marshfield senior high school. He is employed with Johnson Silo and Lumber Company, Colby.



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