BioM: Ramker, Debbie Lee (1977)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Ramker, Kurszewski, Yarrington, Asplund, Hanne, Duvall, Kudronowicz, Gabriel, Martin, Kaiser

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/21/1977

Ramker, Debbie Lee (16 July 1977)

Debbie Lee Ramker became the bride of Melvin Thomas Kurszewski in ceremonies performed Saturday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby. The Rev. Leonard Kaiser, pastor of Holy Family parish, Stanley, officiated. A reception was held later at the Sword in Colby.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Max Ranker, Abbotsford, and Mr. and Mrs. Florian Kurszewski. Milwaukee. Mr. Ramker presented his daughter in marriage.

A long cascade of yellow roses, baby’s breath and stephanotis highlighted the bride’s floor length empire-style gown featuring brocaded daisy accents and fashioned with a sweeping chapel train. Her veil was fingertip length.

The bride chose Ada Yarrington, Eau Claire, as her honor attendant. Bridesmaids included Dawn Ramker of Abbotsford, Sherry Asplund of Colby, Cindy Kurszewski of Milwaukee and Linda Ramker of Wausau. Their rainbow-hued empire style gowns were complimented by nosegays of baby’s breath and white and colored daisies matching reach gown. Lisa Hanne, niece of the bride, was the miniature bride.

Clyde Duvall, Milwaukee, served as best man. Groomsmen were Glen Kurszewski of Milwaukee, Gerry Kudronowicz of Sussex and Dan Ramker and Mike Ramker of Wausau. Arlyn Hanne, Rothschild, and James Kurszewski, Milwaukee, acted as ushers. John Ramker, brother of the bride, was the ringbearer.

Mrs. Bernadett Gabriel was the organist. Guitarist and soloist was Marsha Martin of South Dakota.

The new Mrs. Kurszewski is a 1969 graduate of Colby High School and a 1973 graduate of the UW-Eau Claire. She is employed at St. Veronica’s School in Milwaukee. Her husband graduated from Boys’ Technical High School and is employed by a Milwaukee manufacturing firm. They will make their home at 529 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee.



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