BioM: Gierl, Dawn (1976)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Gierl, Martell, Mills, Seidel, Silva, Moore, Butler, Komidar, Massie, Marczak, Rooni, Servia, Smith
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/09/1976
Gierl, Dawn (Marriage – 4 September 1976)
Miss Dawn Gierl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gierl of Bessemer, Mi., and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Mills of Neillsville and Mr. and Mrs. Fran Seidel of Coby, was married to James Martell on Saturday, September 4, in Ramsey, MI. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martell, Bessemer.
The Rev. Neil Smith officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony performed at Christ the King Catholic Church.
A bouquet of peach and white roses, baby’s breath and Ivy complimented the bride’s ivory silk organza princess silhouette gown designed with a Victorian neckline, long, tapered sleeves, fitted waistline and chapel length train. Her fingertip mantilla was held by a Juliet headpiece. She was presented in marriage by her father.
Honor attendant Holli Silva and bridesmaids Pamela Moore, Linda Butler, Geri Komidar and Susan Martell wore peach-colored Marcaine gowns fashioned with mandarin necklines, long sleeves, fitted waistlines and A-line skirts. They carried baskets filled with daisies and pompons and wore matching yellow, lime green and peach flowers in their hair.
Attending the groom were Dennis Martell as bestman and Randy Gierl, Joel Massie, Tim Marczak and James Rooni as groomsmen. Dan Servia and Chris Gierl seated guests.
Michael Martell was the ringbearer and Cindy Gierl and Jolene Mills acted as flower girls.
Arlyn Mills, uncle of the bride, was the soloist.
A reception was held at the Bessemer VFW Club, and a rehearsal dinner was held at the Bessemer Legion Club.
The new Mrs. Martell graduated from St. Scholastica, Duluth, Mn., with a degree in medical record administration and is employed as assistant director of medical records at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital, Minneapolis, Mn. Her husband graduated from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mi., in business administration. He is employed in Minneapolis as an industrial engineer for a parcel delivery service. They will live at 3351 Owasso St. in St. Paul, Mn.
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