BioM: Laabs, Karen Lee (1957)


Surnames: Laabs, Olson, Krause, Knecht, Miller, Sommer, Pope, Orth, Poppe, Turnquist

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 01 Aug 1957

Laabs, Karen Lee (20 JUL 1957)

Miss Karen Laabs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Laabs, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Delmon Leo Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Olson, Greenwood (Clark Co.), on Saturday afternoon, July 20, 1957 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Colby. The Rev. Martin Krause, pastor, officiated.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown fashioned of white satin, nylon net and lace. The Queen Anne collar was of lace, her long sleeves came to a point at the writs. Her floor length bouffant skirt was fashioned with five tiers of ruffles. Her fingertip veil was attached to a crown of pearls and sequins. Her colonial bouquet was of white and orchid tinted carnations, centered with an orchid.

During the ceremony Mrs. Martin Krause, the organist, sang "The Lord is My Shepherd" and Miss Sandra Olson sang "O Perfect Love."

The bride chose her sister, Mrs. Roland Knecht, Unity, as matron of honor, two cousins, Miss Evelyn Miller, Milwaukee and Miss Barbara Sommer, Curtiss, and Mrs. Leonard Olson, sister-in-law of the groom, as bridesmaids. All wore identically styled gowns of blue nylon net over lace and satin, net ruffles fell from the waists of the strapless jackets. Their bouquets were of white and blue tinted carnations.

Paulette Pope, niece of the bride, as flower girl, wore a dress styled similar to that of the bride. She was escorted by Dale Olson, brother of the groom, as ring bearer.

The groom was attended by Roland Knecht, Unity, as best man; Leonard Olson and Roger Olson, Greenwood, his brothers, and Jerry Orth, Beloit, as groomsmen. Donald Poppe, Withee, and Allen Turnquist, Milwaukee, ushered.

The mothers of the bride and groom wore dresses of blue. Mrs. Laabs chose beige accessories and a corsage of blue and white carnations with tiny tea roses, while Mrs. Olson chose white accessories with a similar corsage.

Two hundred guests from Colby, Curtiss, Owen, Withee, Greenwood, Loyal, Wausau, Unity, Chippewa Falls, Milwaukee, Beloit, Glenwood City and Chicago were received by the couple at a reception at the home of the bride's parents, and at a dinner in the church parlors. A dance was held in the evening at Colby Park.

The groom is a graduate of the Greenwood High School and the brid a graduate of the Owen High School. She has been employed at Employer's Mutual of Wausau. They will reside on the groom's farm near Greenwood.



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