BioM: Kuehn, Ruth Ann (1965)


Surnames: Kuehn, Steager, Stasek, Scheel, Burhop, Krowl, Bruchslager, Hewetson, Mathewson, Westendorf

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04 Nov 1965

Kuehn, Ruth Ann (23 OCT 1965)

St. Katherine’s Church, Owen, was the scene of a lovely fall wedding which united Miss Ruth Ann Kuehn and Arthur Dale Steager in marriage. The Rev. Richard Hewetson performed the one o’clock nuptial mass on Saturday, Oct. 23 before an altar decorated with a seven candle candelabra and two bouquets of white chrysanthemums. Soloist rendering “Oh, Perfect Love” and “Cana’s Wedding Feast” was Jeff Mathewson, accompanied by Jane Westendorf at the organ.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kuehn, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Steager of Withee.

When given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor length gown of peau de soie and Chantilly lace, which was fashioned with a fitted bodice, Sabrina neckline, and the long traditional tapered sleeves and a bell shaped skirt, decorated with two rows of lace at the hemline. A detachable cathedral train of lace and peau de soi was attached to the back. Her four tier silk illusion veil was attached to a headpiece of petal cascade of lace applique trimmed with pearls and crystals. She carried empire topiary of white pompon chrysanthemums and dracaena foliage designed with a removable going away corsage.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Mrs. Ronald Stasek, sister of the bride, with bridesmaids, Jacquelyn Scheel of Wausau, a cousin, and Miss Diane Burhop, Owen. They wore floor length dresses in caprice crepe and lace, designed with fitted bodices with scooped necklines and elbow sleeves. Their sheath skirts were in crepe with a Watteau at the back in lace. A short bouffant veil was attached to a forward headpiece of loops and bows. Their flowers were a simple topiary of white pompon chrysanthemums and leather leaf foliage.

Attending the groom as best man was Ronald Stasek, brother-in-law of the bride, Robert Krowl of Thorp, and ushers were Norbert Kuehn, an uncle of the bride, and Harry Bruchslager, a cousin of the groom., from Withee.

Following the ceremony a reception and dinner were served at the American Legion Hall to 200 guests.

The bride is a graduate of the 1964 class of the Owen-Withee High School, and attended the St. Louis School of Automation at St. Louis. The groom also graduated in 1964 from the O-W High School and attended the Bailey Technical School in St. Louis. He is presently employed at the Owen-Withee Motors, Inc. at Withee.

After a honeymoon in northern Wisconsin the couple is now at home in Withee.



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