BioM: Bednarek, Karen (1972)


Surnames: Bednarek, Chauvin, Finucan, Knowlton, Sorenson, Markow, Aune

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 May 1972

Bednarek, Karen (13 May 1972)

On Saturday, May 13, 1972 Miss Karen Bednarek became the bride of Sgt. Paul Chauvin. Their vows were spoken at a 1 p.m. mass celebrated by the Right Reverend James P. Finucan at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stevens Point. Miss Alyce Knowlton was the soloist and Dale Sorenson was the organist.

Miss Bednarek is the daughter of Mrs. Lorina C. Bednarek, Stetsonville. Sgt. Chauvin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Chauvin, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Frank Bednarek, Milwaukee.

The bridal gown of white Victorian organza featured a natural waistline high neckline and billowy long sleeves with deep cuffs. White satin ribbon outlined the squared illusion yoke with Venice lace and dairies at the bodice and hem of th full A-line skirt and chapel train. A profile headpiece featuring Venice lace and looped organza held her bouffant imported silk illusion veil. She carried a nosegay of pink tea roses and white poms accented with leather ferns and a shower of pink ribbon.

Mrs. Ann Markow, Hawaii, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Her gown was fashioned of pale pink organza, with a slightly gathered long ruffled skirt, fitted bodice and high neckline. Narrow bands of Venice lace outlined a yoke effect on the bodice, trimmed the deep cuff of full long sleeves and headed the flounce of the skirt. A pink picture hat with Venice lace trim, veiling and ribbon streamers complemented the gown. She carried a spring potpourri nosegay with accents of corn flowers and Germany ivy.

Ken Aune, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, was best man.

Wedding guests came from Milwaukee, Portage, Rib Lake, Stevens P:oint, Mt. Clemens, Michigan and Hawaii, to share the ceremony and attend a reception at 2325 Ellis Street, Sevens Point. Dinner followed at the Holiday Inn. The cake cutting and dancing concluded the evening.

The bride graduated from Colby High School in 1968 and from the UW-Stevens Point on May 14 of this year, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Communications. Sgt. Chauvin, a 1965 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, is in the United States Marine Corps and is currently stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina.

After a trip to Northern Wisconsin, Detroit and Northeaster United States, the bride will accompany her husband to his assignment.



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