BioM: Potocnik, Judith Ann (1967)

Contact: Dinah Reinke

Surnames: Potocnik, Pfalzgraf, Mortenson, Lemanski, Dyra, Schreier, Fehlen

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/11/1967

------ Potocnik, Judith Ann (06 MAY 1967)

Marriage promises were exchanged in Christ Lutheran church, Abbotsford, Saturday, May 6, between James Harold Pfalzgraf and Judith Ann Potocnik. Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pfalzgraf of Abbotsford and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Potocnik of Owen.

The Rev. F. H. Sprengler read the double ring services at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Karen Paulsen, a cousin of the bride, was organist and accompanist for the Rev. Robert Olson of Thorp who sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Crown of Thy Benediction”.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in a floor length gown of gleaming satin, styled with long tapered sleeves and a scoop neckline. An overlay of Chantilly lace graced the fitted bodice and semi-bouffant skirt, which swept into a chapel train.

Lace and crystal adorned the double crown securing her bouffant veil of sheer illusion. She carried a bouquet of deep pink tea roses, trailing ivy and feathered mums.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Mrs. Barbara Mortenson of Madison. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Barbara Lemanski of Watertown, Mrs. Darlene Dyra of Chicago, Miss Rita Schreier of Stanley and Miss Kathy Pfalzgraf of Kenosha.

Identical gowns were worn by the bridal attendants. They were designed with sleeveless bodices of white cluny lace over moss green taffeta. A band of moss green satin accented the lifted waist lines and the white chiffon draped floor length skirts. Their bouffant bustle veils were secured to a cluster of sheer petals. They carried crescent shaped bouquets of pink carnations and tea roses.

Richard Lemanski of Watertown was the best man. Len Mortenson of Watertown, John Dyra of Chicago, Kenneth Pfalzgraf of Clovis, N. Mex., and Gary Potocnik of Owen completed the wedding party.

Jerry Fehlen of Abbotsford and Dennis Potocnik of Owen performed the ushering duties.

Festivities of the wedding day included a dinner served at the church basement and a wedding dance with music by Jerry’s Jolly Jesters of Thorp at the Abbotsford Sportsmen’s Park.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Pfalzgraf are on a wedding trip to California and on their return will make their home at Thorp. The groom is manager of the Thorpedo Restaurant, and his bride is a private secretary for Thorp Finance Corporation.



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