BioM: Firnstahl, Sharon Marie (1969)


Surnames: Umhoefer, Firnstahl, Pinion, Westberg,

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/30/1969

Firnstahl, Sharon Marie (18 JAN 1969)

Now making their home in Whitewater where the groom is attending Wisconsin State University are Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Umhoefer, newlyweds of Saturday, January 18, 1969.

Miss Sharon Mrie Firnstahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Firnstahl, Colby, and the son of Mrs. Catherine Umhoefer, Colby, and the late Paul Umhoefer, exchanged their marriage vows at 1 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby.

The Rev. John B. Pinion officiated and Mr. Firnstahl gave his daughter in marriage. Sister Louise Marie played the organ and the school choir sang.

An all lace white gown, featuring a traditional floor length full skirt sweeping into a chapel length train, was chosen by the bride. Her three-tiered fingertip length veil fell from a headpiece od Alencon lace petals bordered with pearls adorned with crystal drops and spikes. She carried a cascade bouquet of white glamelias with foliage.

Miss Pam Firnstahl was maid of honor and wore a floor length gown fashioned of moss green karate. The Watteau panel, which enhanced the back, and the empire waistline of the A-line styled gown were edged in Venetian lace. Her matching headpiece was a cluster of velvet and net loops set on large sheer petals, to which a short four-tiered veil was attached.

Gold gowns of the same style with matching headpieces were worn by her bridesmaids: Miss Ann Umhoefer, Eau Claire, Mrs. Kay Westberg, Colby, and Miss Debby Firnstahl, Colby. They carried a basket bouquets of white pompons the the maid of honor carried a basket of yellow pompons.

Phillip Umhoefer of Whitewater was best man for his brother and groomsmen were Paul Umhoefer, Baraboo, Charles Umhoefer, Janesville, and James Umhoefer, Colby. Jim Firnstahl and Joe Umhoefer, brothers of the newlyweds, were the ushers.

The wedding reception was held at Colby City Hall and a 5 p.m. dinner was served at the church dining hall.

Mrs. Umhoefter graduated from Colby High School in 1967 and was employed as a receptionist for the Packaging Corporation of America in Colby. Her husband graduated from the same school in 1962.



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