BioM: Bania, Genevieve Marie (1970)
Surnames: Bania, Seefeldt, Andrzewjewski, Sobczyk, Masalewicz, Dubiel, Janicki, Irwin, Staron, Scott, Water, Slowiak, McCarron, Nyckel, Schwittay, Gruzynski, Polzin, Tackmeier, Richards, Bruette, Dums, Osowski
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 17 Sep 1970
Bania, Genevieve Marie (22 AUG 1970)
Miss Genevieve Marie Bania, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bania of route 2, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of David Charles Seefeldt at St. Mary's Czestochowa Church, Junction, on August 22, 1970. The Reverend Stanley Andrzewjewski, assisted by Reverend Ed Sobczyk and Reverend Edward Masalewicz, performed the 1:00 p.m. double ring ceremony before an altar which was decorated with bouquets of white gladiolas and orange and yellow pompom. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Seefeldt, route 1, Peshtigo.
The bride sang for the offertory, "One Hand, One Heart," and for communion "Song of Ruth." Tom Dubiel, Cheryl Janicki and Peggy Irwin sang the Mass and Tom sang for the recessional, "Song of Joy." Marianna Scott was the organist. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Staron, grandparents of the bride, carried the offertory gifts. The bride and groom gave the kiss of peace to all the guests in the church. Gregory and Mark Osowski served the Mass.
White organza fashioned the gown which was worn by the bride as she was given in marriage by her parents. The empire waist decorated the Alencon lace and pearls featured bishop sleeves and a scalloped neckline. The long train was trimmed with lace. Her watch from Switzerland was a gift of her grandmother, Mrs. Joseph Staron, and godmother, Frank Staron. Her floor length veil was held with a Juliet beaded headpiece and she carried a bouquet of white glomelias, yellow roses, stephanotis and ivy.
The maid of honor was Miss Suzann Water, Wausaukee. The bridesmaids were Miss Patricia Slowiak of Stanley, Nancy McCarron of North Brook, Illinois, Rochelle Nyckel of Bellwood, Illinois, Gal Schwittay of Peshtigo, and Jean Gruzynski of Oshkosh. Each attendant was attired in a gown styled with a white organza top featuring puffed sleeves and scoop necklines decorated with yellow buttons. The yellow lemon crepe skirts were detailed with satin bows and streamers to the floor. They wore yellow daisy headpieces and carried baskets of white daisies, orange pompoms and white snapdragons with white bows and steamers.
Serving the groom as best man was his friend, Dale Tackmeier, Coleman. The groomsmen were Ronald Polzin of Peshtigo, Robert Richards of North Brook, Illinois, Robert Seefeldt of Peshtigo, George Bruette of Peshtigo, and Dan Gruzysnki of Oshkosh. The usherettes were Gail Dums and Susan Schwittay, wearing floor length lime green linen gowns detailed with orange flowers. Each carried a yellow long stemmed rose. The men were all attired in white shirts with black pin stripe Edwardian jackets and black bell bottom trousers.
A cocktail hour was held from 2:00 to 4:00, after which a dinner was served at St. Hedwig's Quonset Hall, Thorp, with 350 guests attending. Yellow and white daisies and streamers were used in the décor. The mother of the bride was present in a pink linen coat dress with matching accessories, and the groom's mother chose an aqua blue knit with white accessories for the occasion. Each had a corsage of pink and white roses. A dance was held in the evening.
The five tier wedding cake was decorated with a yellow cascade of roses down the side and the bridesmaids cakes were decorated to match their gowns. Miss Fran Staron cut the cake and Marji Staron was in charge of the guest book.
The couple will be at home at 1101 Clara Avenue, Sheboygan, after their wedding trip through northern Wisconsin. The bride graduated from the local high school, attended Mary Crest College at Davenport, Iowa, and is a 1970 graduate of St. Norbert's College at DePere. She is a junior high school music teacher. The groom graduated from Peshtigo High and WSU at Oshkosh, and is a 6th grade elementary teacher.
Guests were present at the wedding from Annandale, Virginia; Missoula, Montana; Rhinelander, Peshtigo, Stevens Point, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Manitowoc, Merrill, Wausau, and the area, and from Missouri and Illinois.
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