BioM: Samplawski, Kathleen Marie (1973)


Surnames: Samplewski, Pogodzinski, Brown, Symbal, Mamayek, Kodl, Dreke, Wirth, Blanchette

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 13 Sep 1973

Samplewski, Kathleen Marie (11 Aug 1973)

Miss Kathleen Samplawski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Samplawski, Stanley, became the bride of Vincent Walter Pogodzinski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pogodzinski, Thorp, at St. Hedwig’s Chapel, Thorp, on Saturday, August 11, 1973, with Father Will Grelle performing the 1:30 p.m. double ring ceremony. Altar boys were Florian Pogodzinski, the groom’s brother, and Gene Pogodzinski, cousin of the groom.

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Brown, cousins of the groom, carried the holy gifts to the altar. Miss Bernice Symbal was organist and Miss Diane Mamayek sang “Let It Be Me” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a full length dress with long sleeves and a V-neck. The dress was all covered with old fashioned lace. She wore a short veil with daisy shaped flowers on the headpiece. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses, white carnations and baby’s breath.

Miss Christine Samplawski was her sister’s maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Miss Bridget Pogodzinski, sister of the groom, and Mrs. Diane Kodl and Mrs. Ann Dreke, friends of the bride. They wore long green dresses with long sheer sleeves. They carried baskets with yellow daisies and baby’s breath.

Sherri Samplawski, niece of the bride, was flower girl. She was dressed like the bride and carried the same bouquet as the bridesmaids, except a smaller basket.

Jim Wirth, friend of the groom, was best man, and groomsmen were Russell Pogodzinski, brother of the groom, John Kodl, friend and Gregory Pogodzinski, brother of the groom. Ushers were: Marvin Samplawski Jr., brother of the bride, and Danny Brown.

A reception and dance were held at the Quonset Hall, Thorp, and a supper was served to 350 guests. Mrs. Dan Brown and Mrs. Robert Blanchette cut the cake, and Mrs. Marvin Samplawski Jr. was in charge of the guest book.

The bride attended Stanley-Boyd High School and the groom attended Thorp High School and Vocational Tech in Eau Claire.

He served in the U.S. Army and is now a mechanic at Volds, Inc. in Osseo. The bride has worked at ITT. After a wedding trip to Canada and the Dakotas, they will reside on route 4, Osseo.

Guests were from: Iowa, Minneapolis, Medford, Chicago, Eau Claire, Lublin, Fall Creek, Cornell, Wausau, Appleton, Tomahawk, Chippewa, Holcombe, Lublin, Owen, Withee and Blair.



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