BioM: Luchterhand, Katherine Lola (1968)


Surnames: Luchterhand, Beasley, Cartmell, Hawe, Sippey, Rogers

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Jul 1968

Luchterhand, Katherine Lola (6 JUL 1968)

Miss Katherine Lola Luchterhand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Luchterhand of Unity, and John Kennedy Beasley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Beasley of Lansing, Mich., were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 1968.

The Rev. Joseph Nerad, pastor of the Unitarian Church of Wausau, officiated.

The wedding ceremony was held in the apple orchard at the Luchterhand residence and guests were ushered to their places by Bryce Luchterhand.

Garlands of flowers formed the aisle between apple trees, which led to a trellis decorated with Fuji mums and ferns. Baskets of chrysanthemums, daisies and delphiniums were placed at either side of the trellis forming the altar for the ceremony.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, appeared in a floor length gown of embroidered silk organza with three-quarter length sleeves and a cowl neckline elaborated with silk peau de lin. The high rise bodice and the modified A-line skirt were enhanced with silk peau de lin, as was the back, which was detailed by soft folds falling from a peau de lin bow. Her fingertip veil of silk illusion was attached to a matching bow and she carried a cascade bouquet of pink roses and white daisies with ivy.

The bride's sister, Debra, was maid of honor, and was attired in a short sleeved lavender moiré gown with a scoop neckline and a white eyelet embroidered waistband. The back of the skirt was enhanced with a modified bustle. She wore a pouf veil headpiece and carried a colonial fan bouquet of pink rosebuds, white daisies and ivy with satin streamers.

Matt Cartmell of Chicago, Ill., was best man.

Miss Jeanne Hawe, Madison, sang "Let There Be Peace," with Miss Sandra Sippey of Medord, piano accompanist.

Miss Sippey also played the processional and recessional for the nuptial ceremony.

Miss Judy Rogers, Oshkosh, was in charge of the guest book.

Immediately after the wedding, a reception was held at the Flame Supper Club in Abbotsford.

Wedding guests came from Chicago, Lake Zurich, West Chicago, Lansing, Mich., Madison, Oshkosh, Davenport, Ia., Minneapolis, Unity, Wausau, Medford, Owen, Withee, Loyal, Spencer, Colby, Chippewa Falls, New York and Pennsylvania.

Later in the evening friends and neighbors held a charivari for the couple at the Lutchterhand home.

The new Mrs. Beasley is a 1964 graduate of Colby High School and a June 1968 graduate of University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. She majored in French.

Her husband, having earned his bachelor's degree in political science at Michigan State University, is studying for his master's degree at the University of Chicago. He is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.

Following a honeymoon in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the couple will reside at 5405 South Woodlawn, Chicago. They will both be teaching this fall.



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