BioM: Tesmer, Joanne Marie (1967)

Contact: Dinah Reinke

Surnames: Tesmer, Bullock, Peterson, Kassie, DePalma, Schultz, Allmann, Johnson

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/23/1967

------ Tesmer, Joanne Marie (18 FEB 1967)

Miss Joanne Marie Tesmer, Madison, became the bride of Michael A. Bullock, Madison, in a nuptial service performed Saturday, February 18, by the Rev. David Pankow at Zion Lutheran church, Colby. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Tesmer, Colby, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bullock, Brown Deer.

Music during the ceremony included “The Wedding Prayer” and “The Song of Ruth” sung by Kenneth Schulz, accompanied by Mrs. William Frome at the organ.

The bride was given in marriage by her father, and attended by her sister, Miss Janice Tesmer, Milwaukee, maid of honor; Mrs. Judy Bullock, Madison; Mrs. Joyce Peterson, Milwaukee, and Miss Barbara Kassie, Milwaukee.

The groom’s best man was Mike DePalma, Ft. Bliss, Tex., and the groomsmen were Dick Bullock of Madison, Lyle Peterson, Milwaukee, and Jerry Schultz, Madison, Ushers were Russ Allmann and Bob Johnson.

For her wedding, the bride wore a floor length white all velvet gown with gently scooped neckline and long pointed sleeves. The A-line skirt featured an empire waistline which was accented by embroidered Swiss lace. The back skirt was highlighted by a flowing chapel length train. A forward headpiece of pearlized sprays and roses held her bouffant veil of bridal illusion. She carried red roses and stephanotis with camellia leaves.

The bride’s attendants wore floor length gowns in barberry red velvet featuring an empire bodice and sheath skirt. Matching headpieces with bouffant veils completed their ensemble. They carried cascade arrangements of white snowball pompons and peppermint carnations with camellia leaves.

The ceremony was followed by a reception of Colby city hall and a dinner at the church hall. Guests came from Fort Bliss, Tex., Coraopolis, Pa., St. Paul, Chicago, Rockford, Brown Deer, Hubertus, Milwaukee, Brookfield, Greendale, Madison, Whitewater, Stevens Point, Auburndale, Marshfield, Edgar, Ladysmith, Medford, Wausau, Black River Falls, Dorchester, Eau Claire and the Colby area.

The bride is a 1964 graduate of Colby high school, and her husband is a 1963 graduate of Brown Deer high school.

Following a short wedding trip the couple will be making their home at 2317 Cypress Way, Madison, where the bride is employed at University hospital, and the groom is also employed at the University of Wisconsin.



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