BioM: Symbal, Mary Katherine
Surnames: Symbal, Osowski, Gaffney, Abramowicz, Szymoniak, Baehr, Willner, Boh, Peters, Luzinski
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 21 Dec 1972
Symbal, Mary Katherine (25 NOV 1972)
St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church, route 3, Stanley, was the scene of a double ring ceremony which took place on Saturday, November 25, 1972 at 2 p.m. At that time vows were said between Mary Katherine Symbal, daughter rof Mr. and Mrs. Alex A. Symbal, route 3, Stanley, and Sgt. Ronald John Osowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Osowski, Route 1, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.). Mrs. Ted Symbal, organist, and choir supplied the music. The bride and groom’s god parents carried the offertory to the altar as Miss Kathy Gaffney, a bridesmaid, played her guitar and sang a song composed by her especially for the bride and groom.
The bride’s cousins, Gary and Sylvester Abramowicz Jr. were mass servers.
Miss Symbal was given in marriage by her parents. She approached the altar in a full length gown of white velvet with a five foot train edged in lace. The bodice was trimmed with pearl beading on the collar, a net yoke and a ruffled lace panel down the front of the gown. The gown was made identical to her mother’s wedding gown, made by the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Stanley Szymoniak of Chicago, Illinois. A pearl flower and lace profile headpiece held her bouffant veil of illusion. She also wore a sterling silver cross, a gift from the groom. She carried a cascade bouquet of white roses, white carnations and stephanotis edged with ivy.
Her attendants were Mrs. Kada Baehr, maid of honor; bridesmaids were Miss Kathy Gaffney, Miss Evelyn Willner, friends of the bride, and Miss Doreen Osowski, cousin of the groom. They were attired in peach, spruce green, purple and light green gowns of crepe with white velvet boleros. Each carried a single large mum to match the color of her gown.
Chris Boh of Marshfield, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. She was attired the same as the bridesmaids in bright yellow and carried a large yellow mum. Scott Peters of Addison, Illinois, cousin of the bride, was ring bearer. He wore a white brocaded tuxedo trimmed with black around the lapel, and wore a colored carnation to match the flower girl’s gown. He carried a pillow of white velvet, lace and lily of the valley. Little Julie Osowski, cousin of the groom and god child was the miniature bride. She wore a gown identical to the bride’s, made by her mother, Mrs. Thomas Osowski, and also carried a bouquet identical to the bride.
The groom was given in marriage by his parents. He was attired in a white brocaded tuxedo trimmed with black around the lapel, and wore a white stephanotis boutonniere. His attendants were Wally Baehr, best man; Richard Luzinski, friend of the groom, David Osowski, brother of the groom, and Allen Symbal, brother of the bride. They wore white brocaded tuxedos trimmed with black around the lapel and a colored carnation to match the bridesmaids’ gowns. The ushers, Thomas Osowski, brother of the groom, and Marshall Symbal, cousin of the bride, completed the wedding party.
A reception, dinner and dance followed the ceremony at Quonset Hall, Thorp, Wisconsin.
Miss Symbal was a 1970 graduate of Stanley-Boyd High School. Mr. Osowski was a 1969 graduate from Thorp High School, and now is stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas.
The newlyweds are living in Junction City, Kansas.
Pre-nuptial showers were given for the bride by Mrs. John Osowski and Mrs. Tom Osowski, and also by Mrs. Sylvester Abramowicz and Mrs. Ted Symbal.
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