BioM: Fritsch, Barbara Jean (1971)


Surnames: Fritsch, Stansberry, Merrill, Sommerfeld, Shinlaub, Linn, Johnson, Busalacchi, Graffis, Carter, Knutsen

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Mar 1971

Fritsch, Barbara Jean (13 MAR 1971)

Miss Barbara Jean Fritsch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron J. Fritsch, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), was escorted to the altar and given in marriage by her father to Atty. Charles J. Stansberry, Wauwatosa, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Stansberry Jr., Pleainfeld, Ill., during a 2 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, March 13, 1971, at the Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church. A reception was held in the church's Fellowship Hall following the ceremony. Miss Gail Sommerfeld, Milwaukee, and Miss Linda Merrill, Brookfield, received the gifts.

The Rev. Charles Shinlaub, pastor of the Wauwatosa Avenue Methodist Church, performed the double ring ceremony as candelabra lighted the altar. Miss Diane Stansberry, sister of the groom, sang "One Hand, One Heart" and the English translation of "Ich Liebe Dich."

A floor length empire styled whit crepe gown with train, trimmed with pearls and seed pearls at the neck, waist and on the long puff sleeves and cuffs, was worn by the bride. Her veil was tiers of silk illusion hled in place by a white velvet bow headpiece, which formed a Tiera-crown. She carried a bouquet of weathered red and white carnations, white roses and trailing ivy.

The maid of honor, Miss Karla Knutsen, Milwaukee, and the bridal aides, Mrs. Jacqueline Johnson, Woodruf,a nd Mrs. Sandr Linn, West Allis, sister of the bride, wore navy blue crepe, floor length empire styled dresses, accented with white ribbon at the bodice and streamers at the back, and white embroidered long puff sleeves. They wore white fur pillbox hats and carried white fur muffs with arrangements of red tipped, white feathered carnations and trailing ivy affixed on them.

The mother of the bride wore a coat dress and hat of winter white, silver lurex, with matching shoes and purse accented by brown gloves and a mink boa. Her purse corsage was of two tone peach tea roses highlighted by silver ribbon.

Attendants of the groom were Dan Busalacchi, Cedarburg, best man, and Ted E. Fritsch, Green Bay, cousin of the bride, and Russel Johnson, Woodruff, brother-in-law of the bride, as groomsmen. Wedding guests were seated by Bill Graffis, Plainfield, Ill., and Keith Carter, Chicago.

A party was given at the Black Steer in West Allis following the rehearsal on Friday evening.

The bride was a 1960 graduate of the Owen-Withee High School. She earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is employed by the Northwest Mutual Insurance Company at Milwaukee.

The groom is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He studied at the University of Iowa graduate school, and earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

After a two week honeymoon in Las Vegas, Squaw Valley, and the West Coast, the couple will reside at 4915 N. 85th Street, Milwaukee.

Prior to her marriage, the bride elect was honored at a shower given a the home of Mrs. Quentin Merrill, Brookfield, by Mrs. Merrill, Mrs. W.G. Linn, and Mrs. T.R. Johnson, with friends and relatives attending.



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