BioM: Horswill, Charmaine Leigh (1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Horswill, Prewitt, Fritsche, Kukainis, Sommerfeldt, McConnell, Broshears, Reynolds, Heimstead, Becker, Natwick, Gassen, Noble, Clark

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/05/1974

Horswill, Charmaine Leigh (Marriage – 31 August 1974)

Marriage vows were pledged by Miss Charmaine Leigh Horswill and Steven Ezra Prewitt in a 1 p.m. lawn ceremony performed Saturday, August 31, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Horswill, on North Grand Ave. in Neillsville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Prewitt, Crothersville, In. Officiating clergymen were Revs. William Noble and Gary Clark.

The newlyweds greeted guests afterwards at a lawn reception. A dinner was served in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church, and an evening dance was held at the Silver Dome Ballroom.

The bride appeared in a 19th century styled, hoop-skirted gown fashioned by her mother. The dress featured a lace bodice, long silk organza sleeves, a high ruffled lace collar, deep, lace-trimmed hemline flounce, and long train attached by a yellow satin bow. Her floor length bouffant veil fell from a tiny, lace trimmed cap. She carried an arrangement of yellow roses, phalaenopsis and stephanotis as she was presented in marriage by her father.

The attendants’ hoop-skirted gowns of yellow nylon organza trimmed with white lace were styled to match the bridal gown. Their picture hats with silk illusion hip veils were bedecked with hand-crafted yellow blossoms and ribbon bows. White baskets held attractive arrangements of cut flowers.

Paula Fritsche, Atlanta, Ga., was the maid-of-honor. Bridesmaids were Candy Horswill, Neillsville, and Vije Kukainis, and Mrs. William Sommerfeldt, both of Wisconsin Rapids.

Attending the groom were William McConnell, Alexandria, Va., as bestman, and Frank Prewitt, Crothersville, In., brother of the groom, and Robert Broshears, and Daniel Reynolds, both of Crothersville, as groomsmen.

Gary Heimstead, Neillsville, and Doug Prewitt, Crothersville, also a brother of the groom, served as ushers.

Flower girl Michelle Becker, Loyal, cousin of the bride, wore a dress identical to the bride’s gown. Tony Prewitt, Crothersville, nephew of the groom, was the ringbearer.

“A Time for Us” and “He” were sung by Jill Natwick, Wisconsin Rapids. Virginia Gassen was the organist.

The bride is a 1973 graduate of Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids. Her husband graduated from Crothersville (In.) High School in 1971, and from a Louisville, Ky., institute in 1972.

The couple will live in Mosinee upon their return from an extended tour of the western states enroute to Expo 74. Both are florists.



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