BioM: Broeren, Donna Jean (1970)
Surnames: Broeren, Gajda, Brockman, Helander, Nourse, Byrnes, Curley, Dougherty, Schultz, O'Neill, Welgos, Zeilinski, Skrzypek, Schimel, Nelson, Fleming, Buchanan, Ciolkosz, Keating, Hofkes, Jasinek, Hemmersbach
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 25 Jun 1970
Broeren, Donna Jean (13 JUN 1970)
Miss Donna Jean Broeren, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), repeated solemn nuptial vows with Lawrence Le Gajda, Lake Mills, Wisconsin, June 13, 1970. The 11:00 a.m. mass at St Bernard's Catholic Church united in marriage the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jean C. Broeren, Thorp, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gajda, Thorp. The Reverend Francis Brockman performed the double ring ceremony.
Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride chose an imported organza coat dress gown. Venice lace lavished the bodice and chapel train. The Bishop sleeved coat and chapel train detached as one. Beneath the coat was a sleeveless empire A-line gown trimmed in Venice lace and accented at the waist with ribbon. Her shoulder length veil was attached to her Camelot headpiece. The bride carried a colonial cascade bouquet of white rose buds.
Miss Vickey Helander, Green Bay, was chosen by the bride as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were: Julie Nourse, Thorp; Karri Byrnes, Neillsville; Candy Curley, Minneapolis; and Lynda Gajda, Thorp. The attendants were adorned in empire crepe gowns of maize, Nile green and cornflower blue. Venice lace flowers entwined with ribbon trimmed the long sleeves, empire waist, and formed the Mandarin collar. The attendants carried colonial bouquets of painted daisies to match their gowns.
Miss Diane Dougherty, Thorp, attended as flower girl. Her gown was in maize and identical to the maid of honor. Master Craig Schultz, Thorp, served as ring bearers.
Attending the bridegroom as best man was Terry O'Neill, Lake Mills. Groomsmen were: Tony Welgos, Thorp; Jerry Zeilinski, Chicago, Illinois; Tony Skrzypek, Lublin, and Lawrence Broeren, Thorp. Ushers were: Richard Schimel of Tony, Wisconsin and William Nelson of Bloomer, Wisconsin.
Mrs. Elvin Fleming, Thorp, Sang "My Prayer" by Ruth Tostevin Buchanan as the bride's parents carried the gifts to the alter at the offertory of the mass. As the bride place a single white rose at the altar of the Blessed Virgin, Mrs. Fleming sang Schubert's "Ave Maria." Mr. Al Ciolkosz was organist for the service and St. Bernard's senior choir sang the mass.
Immediately following the ceremony, a brunch for the wedding party and immediate family was held at the Sky Club. Reception, dinner and dance were held at St. Hedwi'gss Hall in the late afternoon and evening.
Assisting with the guest book and gift table were Kathy Keating, Thorp; Patricia Hofkes, Boyd; Elaine Jasinek, Milwaukee, and Georgia Hemmersbach, Thorp. After a two week wedding trip through the western states, the couple will be at home in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, where the groom will resume his teaching duties at Lake Mills High School.
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