BioM: Alger, Karen Louise (1968)


Surnames: Alger, Hadzima, Matzek, Chaplinski, Benzschawel, Kluk, Andruskiewicz, Kowieski, Kloves, Maier, Kaczmarek, Berquist, Mayer

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12 Sep 1968

Alger, Karen Louise (3 AUG 1968)

Miss Karen Alger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Alger of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Jerry P. Hadzima, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hadzima of Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, August 3rd, 1968, at St. Hedwig's Chapel, Thorp, Wis. The Rev. Bill Matzek officiated at the High Mass.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a floor length gown of silk organza, with an empire bodice of embroidered lace, was accented by crystal teardrops and pearls. The A-line skirt was highlighted by a detachable train sweeping to chapel length, with lace appliques. Her fingertip veil was trimmed with embroidered lace with cluster petals of crystal and pearls. She carried a prayer book with an arrangement of cymbidium orchids and a trail o fyellow tea roses and ivy.

Attending the bride were Miss Nancy Chaplinski of Minneapolis, cousin of the bride, as maid of honor. Miss Cathie Benzschawel of Milwaukee and Miss Kathy Kluk of Chicago, friends of the bride, were bridesmaids. Junior bridesmaid was Cheryl Alger, sister of the bride. They chaos floor length gowns of maize crepe with satin brocaded bodices and floor length trains, featuring elbow length sleeves and scoop necklines. Each carried bouquets of yellow and white carnations.

The groom's best man was Louis Andruskiewicz of Thorp, friend of the groom. Dan Alger, Minneapolis, brother of the bride, Bill Kowieski, Eau Claire, cousin of the groom, and Neil Alger, brother of the bride, were groomsmen.

Ushers were Charles Alger and Jim Kloves.

The dinner reception and dance were held at St. Hedwig's Hall for over 350 guests. Hostes for the dinner was Mrs. Leon Kaczmarek. Mrs. Ken Maier, Mrs. Bruce Berquist and Mrs. George Mayer helped cut the cake.

After a two week wedding trip to the Western States the couple will reside in Chicago, Ill., where they are both employed.

Out of town guests were from Gary, Indiana, Chicago, North Riverside, Summit, Illinois, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota, Eau Claire, Madison, Marshfield, Wausau, Pulaski and Green Bay, Wisconsin.



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