BioM: Burtard, Renee Elizabeth (1972)
Surnames: Burtard, Teclaw, Puerner, Olson, Lato, Scholbrok, Vetterkind, Kaczmarczyk, Klemick, Budzinski, Szymanski, La Flex, Romfoe, Vanderhyden, Robaczewski
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 23 Mar 1972
Burtard, Renee Elizabeth ( 18 MAR 1972)
Wedding vows were exchanged between Renee Elizabeth Burtard and Jerome David Teclaw at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp on Saturday, March 18th, 1972. Parents of the young couple are Mr. Reuben Burtard, and Mrs. Lorraine Burtard of Gilman and Mr. and Mrs. Malen Teclaw of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.).
The double ring ceremony as performed at 1:30 p.m. by Father John Puerner and the Reverend Robert Olson of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Miss Sue Lato, accompanied by Miss April Scholbrok of Gilman, friends of the bride, sang "The Lord's Prayer". Sister Jean and the children's choir provided other music during the ceremony.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a bridal gown of white faille satin and Chantilly lace. The entire bodice was of Chantilly lace with long sleeves. The bodice was accented by small covered buttons. The faille satin A-line skirt had a full attached train. She wore a floor length Chantilly lace mantilla to complete the total look. The toque cap headpiece on the mantilla was trimmed with tiny seed pearls. Her cascade bouquet consisted of blue daisies and blue tipped white carnations. For something old, the bride wore her maternal great-grandmother's gold wedding ring, and she carried a lace handkerchief the groom's mother had carried at her wedding. Her gold necklace was a gift from the groom.
Miss Rachel Burtard, St. Paul, attended her sister as maid of honor. She carried a basket of blue and white daisies, while the bridesmaid's baskets included blue and white daisies and blue tipped white carnations. In the role as bridesmaids were Mrs. Paul Vetterkind, Thorp, sister of the groom, Miss Georgia Kaczmarczyk, Stanley, and Miss Sharon Klemick, Gilman, friends of the bride. The attendants were dressed identically in gowns of Wedgwood blue flocked cotton with a wife white satin cummerbund edged with lace, ruffled hem. To complete their attire they wore white horse hair picture hats trimmed with braids band and streamers. Their gold crosses centered with a cultured pearl were gifts of the bride.
Serving as best man for the groom was his friend, Steve Budzinski of San Diego, California. Groomsmen were Lynn Vetterkind, Thorp, brother-in-law of the groom, Dannie Szymanski, Eau Claire, cousin of the groom, and Jeffrey Burtard, Gilman, brother of the bride. The attendants, the groom, and the couples' fathers were attired in tuxedos, and each pinned a white carnations to his lapel. The groom's maternal grandfather, Frank La Flex, also wore a white carnation.
Seating guests were Donald Burtard, St. Paul, brother of the bride, and Mike Teclaw, Minneapolis, cousin of the groom. Each wore a white carnation.
The young couples' mothers were attired identically in floor length gown sof metallic floral print. They wore gold accessories and their shoulder corsages were of deep pink tipped white carnations. The maternal grandmothers, Mrs. Marie Romfoe and Mrs. Frank La Flex, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Verna Teclaw, wore corsages to complement their dresses. Miss Angeline Teclaw, the groom's Godmother, was also presented with a corsage. His Godfather, Oliver L Flex, was presented with a boutonniere.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the American Legion Hall in Thorp. Supper was served at 4:30 p.m. to approximately 300 guests. Mike and his Nightingales provided the music for the dance in the evening. The floral centerpiece and candles on the bride's table, and other decorations in the hall carried out the blue and white theme of the wedding.
Mrs. Audrey Vanderhyden of Thorp, served as hostess at the reception and Miss Ellen Robaczewski, Gilman, friend of the bride, was in charge of the guestbook. They, too, wore corsages to complement their dresses.
The groom, a 1971 graduate of Thorp High School, has been stationed at Balboa Hospital in San Diego, California. On Thursday, March 16th, he graduated as a Navy Hospital Corpsman and following his leave he will be stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. His wife, a 1971 graduate of Gilman High School, will join him after she graduates in May as a medical secretary. She attends District I Technical Institute in Eau Claire.
Guests at the wedding came from Luverne, Minnesota, St. Paul, St. Cloud, and Hopkins, Minnesota; Chicago and Oak Lawn, Illinois; Sand Diego, California; and Menomonie, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Marshfield, Neillsville, Wausau, Oshkosh, Athens, Cornell, Stanley, Boyd, Owen, Curtiss, Thorp, and Gilman, Wisconsin.
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