BioM: Schneider, Florence Emily (1966)

Contact: Dinah Reinke

Surnames: Schneider, Johnson, Sterzinger, Wojner, Arnold, Domaika, Wydeven, Purkis

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/04/1966

------ Schneider, Florence Emily (23 JUL 1966)

Miss Florence Emily Schneider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Schneider Sr. of Colby, and Everett Dale Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson of route 1, Ogema, exchanged their marriage vows Saturday, July 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Colby. The summer choir sang for the 1:30 o’clock nuptial high mass at which the Rev. Ambrose Blenker officiated.

The flowers which adorned the altars were supplied by the mother of the bride.

Attending the couple as honor attendants were Mr. and Mrs. George Schneider Jr. of Spencer. Other members of the wedding party were Miss Mary Ann Sterzinger of Colby, Roger Wojner of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Kellen Arnold of Joliet, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Domaika of Tomahawk, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wydeven of Irma. Miss Rose Purkis of Marshfield and Daniel Schneider of Colby were the junior couple.

The bride appeared in a floor length gown of Chantilly lace over taffeta. The basque bodice featured a jewel trimmed round neckline. The full skirt of lace was highlighted with an insertion of nylon tulle with roses in front and alternating tiers of lace and nylon tulle in the back. Her bouffant veil was secured to rows of lace edged with pearl and accented with aurora borealis. Red roses and white carnations were combined in the bridal bouquet.

The bride’s attendants were attired alike in blue taffeta street length dresses with long sleeves and lace jackets and white patent leather shoes. They wore double string necklaces of aurora borealis and small headpieces with aurora borealis crystals. The matron of honor carried a bouquet of white and pink carnations with blue pompons and the other attendants carried bouquets of white and pink carnations.

About 300 guests attended the 3 o’clock reception at Sportsmen’s Park and the dance in the evening. A 5 o’clock supper was served at St. Mary’s gymnasium.

Later in the fall the newlyweds plan a wedding trip. Their home is now in Milwaukee where he is employed in road construction. His bride is a nurses’ aid.

Guests at the wedding came from Colby, Abbotsford, Spencer, Unity, Tomahawk, Irma, Ogema, Prentice, Wisconsin Rapids, Greenwood, Milwaukee, Kiel, Loyal, Neillsville, Brantwood, Granton, Stevens Point, Curtiss, Stratford, Athens, Wausau, Dorchester, Marshfield, Ladysmith, Sauk City, Phillips, Owen, Withee, Stetsonville and Chicago and Joliet, Ill.



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