BioM: Smitke, Doris Ann (1972)
Surnames: Smitke, Simerl, Brockman, Truckey, Gildner, Smith
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10 Aug 1972
Smitke, Doris Ann (29 JUL 1972)
Miss Doris Ann Smitke, Milwaukee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Smitke, Route 2, Medford (Taylor Co., Wis.), and Drew Allan Simerl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Simerl of Wauwatosa, were united in marriage at an 11:00 double ring ceremony by Reverend Brockman, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), on Saturday, July 29, 1972.
Mr. Roger Truckey was organist. Mrs. Ferdinand Simerl Jr. sang Ave Maria as the bride and groom place a long stemmed red rose at the Blessed Virgin.
Mr. and Mrs. Simerl, parents of the groom, carried the offertory to the altar.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an all lace nylon sheer over taffeta pelon gown with an empire waistline, high collar and long tapered sleeves, pointed over the wrist.
Her elbow length nylon tulle tiered veil was held in place by a floral and pearl petal headpiece with teardrops. She carried a bouquet of red roses, white carnations and baby’s breath.
Miss Monika Gildner, Waukesha, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor, wearing a light blue chiffon gown with embroidered bodice and long sleeves and Peter Pan collar. Her floral headpiece and veil matched her gown. She carried a blue tinted and white carnation bouquet.
The groom wore a white brocaded tuxedo with a red rose bud in a white carnation boutonniere.
The best man, Frederick Simerl, brother of the groom, wore a white brocaded tuxedo with a blue carnation boutonniere.
Delmar Smith of Medford, friend of the bride, and Brian Simerl, brother of the groom, were ushers, in white tuxedo and white carnation boutonniere.
The bride’s mother wore a pink dress and coat ensemble with beige accessories, with a white and pink carnation corsage. The groom’s mother wore an off shade of orange gown with gold and silver, and a corsage of orange and white carnations.
The grandmothers, Mrs. Anna Smitke, Neillsville, wore a floral gown with a carnation corsage. Mrs. F. Simerl Sr. of Milwaukee wore a floral gown with a carnation corsage.
A dinner, reception and dance were held at the American Legion Hall, Thorp, Wisconsin.
Guests came from Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Waukesha, Appleton, La Crosse, Rockland, Eau Claire, Neillsville, Stanley, Colby, Wheaton, Chicago, Wester Springs, Illinois, Duluth, Minnesota, Arkansas and Kentucky, as well as many friends of Thorp and Medford.
Mrs. Simerl graduated from Medford High School in 1969. She works for F.W. Woolworth, Accounting Department. Mr. Simerl works for Milwaukee Gear Company. The young couple are making their home in Milwaukee.
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