BioM: Grap, Sherri Ann (1977)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Grap, Donahue, Patey, Ruzic, Thoma, Dux, Seelow, Sladek, Schwark, Mitte, Tess, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/01/1977

Grap, Sherri Ann (27 August 1977)

Sherri Ann Grap and John Michael Donahue pledged marriage vows Saturday, August 27, in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony performed at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville by the Rev. Norman W. Lindloff. A reception was held later at the home of the bride’s parents, Frederick, Jr. and Mildred Grap, on Rt. 3 Neillsville. Edward and Rita Donahue of Rt. 1 Neillsville are the groom’s parents.

For her wedding day, the bride chose a white floor length gown fashioned with a U-neckline long-sleeved lace bodice and chapel train skirt with tiers of lace and net over satin. Her lace-trimmed veil cascaded from a Juliet cap. She carried a double heart bouquet of yellow and green carnations with white rose and baby’s breath as she was presented in marriage by her father.

Miss Terri Grap was the maid of honor, and Miss Kerri Grap, Mrs. John Patey of Platteville and Miss Kirsten Ruzic were the bridesmaids. The honor attendant’s yellow floor length gown of sheer organza over satin styled with ruffled sleeves, neckline and hem, was complimented by a wide-brimmed medium yellow hat. The bridesmaids were gowned identically in shades of mint green and carried heart-shaped bouquets of white roses and carnations tinted to match their dresses. Miss Tammy Thoma was the flower girl.

The groom was attended by Bill Donahue as bestman and by Mark Dux, Tom Seelow and Perry Grap as groomsmen. The groomsmen’s attire matched the colors of the bridesmaids’ gowns. Ushering duties were shared by Daniel Sladek and Frank Donahue. Todd Schwark was the ringbearer.

“The Wedding Prayer” was sung by Joann Ruzic and Robert Mitte of Manitowoc, with Paul as organist.

The bride was honored at an August 8 prenuptial shower given by her sisters, Terri and Kerri.

A 1975 graduate of Neillsville High School, the new Mrs. Donahue has been engaged in farming and has had rural employment. Her husband graduated from the same school in 1976 and attended college in La Crosse in 1977. He is employed in Chicago, Il., where the couple will presently reside. They planned to tour several states on their honeymoon.

Out of town guests attending the wedding came from Miami, Fl.; Red Bank, N.J.; Palatine, Chicago & Rockford, Il.; Atlanta, Ga.; Valparaiso, In.; Minneapolis, Mn.; Dar Es Salom, Tanzania, Africa; and Waukesha, Manitowoc, Random Lake, Fond du Lac, Platteville, Milwaukee, La Crosse, Granton, Marshfield, Willard, Loyal, Christie, & Greenwood.



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