BioM: Rankel, Paulette Ann (1970)
Surnames: Rankel, Strey, Olson, Murphy, Kilty, Riese
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 May 1970
Rankel, Paulette Ann (23 MAY 1970)
Paulette Ann Rankel, Route 2, Colby (Clark Co., Wis., became the bride of Harry A. Strey of route 2, Loyal (Clark Co.), on her father's birthday, May 23, 1970. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Rankel of route 2, Colby, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Strey of route 2, Loyal.
The bride was given away by her father at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby at the 1 p.m. ceremony. Father John Olson officiated and the children's choir provided music.
The white Chantilly lace dress of the bride, in rayon organza, was designed with seed pearls and sequins. A detachable Watteau train was featured. The bodice was trimmed with seed pearls and sequins, and the waistline was empire style. Her three-tiered lace veil was designed in pleats and featured sequins and crystal beads. Her flowers, in a cascade bouquet, consisted of a single white orchid and yellow pompons.
Mrs. Robert (Jean) Murphy of Milwaukee was matron of honor for her sister. Vern Rankel of route 2, Colby, was the best man. The other attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strey of Sheboygan.
The bride's attendants were attired in chiffon over taffeta gowns of sky blue. The sleeves were trimmed with satin. Bows trimmed the empire waistlines and bottom of the skirts. Their veils were of yellow pompons. Yellow pompons suspended by blue ribbons accented their bouquets.
Performing the ushering duties were Joe Kilty and Roger Riese, both of Unity.
Festivities included a reception at the Colby Hotel. A wedding dance and coin shower followed at the Unity Memorial Hall.
The bride is a 1969 graduate of Colby High School and has been employed by the Weinbrenner Shoe Company.
Now employed as a Carpenter by Wick Building Systems in Spencer, the groom attended Granton school. He received an honorable discharge from the Marines in 1969.
Following a wedding trip to northern Wisconsin, the newlyweds will lived at route 2, Loyal.
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