BioM: Schwartz, Catherine (1976)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schwartz, VanStedum, Pavelec, Lorbiecki, Decker, Howard, Ennis

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/27/1976

Schwartz, Catherine (Marriage – 22 May 1976)

Miss Catherine Schwartz and Robert VanStedum exchanged marriage vows in a 4 p.m. ceremony performed Satruday, May 22, at St. James Catholic Church in Vesper by FR. Ennis. The couple greeted guests afterward at a buffet supper reception and dance at the Vesper shelter house.

Mr. and Victor Schwartz of Neillsville presented their daughter in marriage to the son of Mr. and Mrs. George VanStedum, Rt. 1 Vesper.

For her wedding, the bride chose to wear her mother’s wedding gown of ivory satin fashioned with a bitted bodice featuring a sequin and pearl-trimmed neckline, long sleeves and a full, gathered skirt. A pearl highlighted headpiece held her ivory fingertip-length veil. She carried a bouquet of white carnations, blue miniature carnations and pink roses.

Bridal attendants were Carol Pavelec of Wisconsin Rapids as maid of honor and Ms. Marry Lorbiecki of Boscobel, sister of the bride as bridesmaid. Their empire-waist light aqua gowns with tiny pink and white flowers were styled with angel sleeves and accented with white picture hats. Pink, blue and white carnations formed their colonial-style bouquets.

The groom was attended by his brother, Doug VanStedum of Des Plaines, Il., as bestman and by John Decker of Cicero, Il., as groomsmen. Guests were seated by Ken VanStedum, brother of the groom, and Mike Howard, cousin of the ride.

John VanStedum, cousin of the groom, served as organist.

The new Mrs. VanStedum is a 1971 graduate of East Troy High School and a 1976 graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Marshfield. She is employed at Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids. Her husband graduated from Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids, in 1969 and is employed by a Wisconsin Rapids firm.

Upon returning from a wedding trip to southern Wisconsin they will live in Wisconsin Rapids.



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