BioM: Garbisch, Ruth E. (1977)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Garbisch, Severson, Larsen, Keup, Suehs, Baumer, Bartel, Steffens, Luedtke

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/04/1977

Garbisch, Ruth E. (31 July 1977)

Zion Lutheran Church, Granton, was the setting for the Sunday afternoon, July 31, wedding of Ruth E. Garbisch of rural Granton and George S. Severson of rural Ogdensburg. The Rev. Carl F. Luedtke of Manawa officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the church.

The bride was presented in marriage by her uncle, William Garbisch of Mesa, Az., is the daughter of Mrs. Bertha R. Garbisch Rt.1 Granton, and the late Bernard Garbisch. The groom is the son of Mrs. Mable Severson of Rt. 1 Ogdensburg and the late George Severson.

A bouquet of pink roses, baby’s breath and ivy accented the bride’s traditional white gown of sheer organza and Venise lace styled with a high neckline, bishop sleeves and full skirt. Her matching lace-edged veil was floor length.

Attending the couple were the groom’s sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Royce (Dorothy) Larsen of Neillsville. Mrs. Larsen wore a light blue polyester knit gown fashioned with long sheer organza sleeves and carried a bouquet of mixed flowers.

Guests were seated by Jay Larsen, nephew of the groom, and Bernard and Rueben Garbisch, brothers of the bride.

Allen Keup, Grand Haven, Mi., was the organist. Soloist Audrey Suehs, Manawa sang “The Wedding Prayer and a vocal quartet including Henrietta Baumer, Phyllis Bartel, Mark Steffens and Leonard Suehs, all of Manawa, sang two hymns.

The new Mrs. Severson graduated from Loyal High School and from Concordia Teacher’s College, River Forest, Il. She taught at Forestville for two years, at Granton for five years, and at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Manawa for 14 years, presently teaching third and fourth grade there. Her husband is a graduate of Iola High School and is engaged in farming. The newlyweds will make their home on Rt. 1 Ogdensburg.



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