Mary Ann (1955)
Surnames: Schmitt, Scanlon, Hildebrand. Kunze, Redman, Erdman, Schumacher, Ruesch, Richard, Pestka, Genenz, Schneider, Brehm, Kocian, Steinwand, Macheler, Machler
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/29/1955
Schmitt, Mary Ann (Marriage - 3 Sept. 1955)
Mary Ann Schmitt of Evanston, Ill., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse J. Schmitt of Colby, and Harold C. Scanlon, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Scanlon, Sr., of Evanston, Ill., were united in marriage at a nuptial mass, double-ring ceremony, Saturday, Sept. 3, 1955, in St. Mary’s Catholic church in Evanston, Monsignor Fredrick Hildebrand officiating.
The bride’s gown consisted of white satin and lace, waist of all lace over satin with a "V" shaped neckline, long sleeves of lace coming to points at the wrist, a roll of tiny lace covered buttons in the front. The skirt of satin had panels of lace extending from the waist and ended in a lace covered train. Her veil of French illusion with appliquéd roses was attached to a Juliet cap of seed pearls and lace. Her cascade bouquet consisted of white gladiolus, stephanotis and pink roses.
The matron of honor, Mrs. Verjean Kunze, sister of the bride, was attired in a pale orchid crystalet floor length long line gown with a very full skirt. The torso came to a point at the waist line accented with a bow. Her bouquet consisted of deep peach colored gladiolus, white stephanotis and pale pink roses. They were tied with a white satin ribbon, cascade form.
The bridesmaids, Mary Lou Scanlon, sister of the groom, Mrs. Germaine Redman, sister of the bride, Mrs. Florence Scanlon, sister-in-law of the groom, and Miss Pearl Erdman, a friend of the bride, wore dresses designed similar to that of the matron of honor only of pale mint green. Their headpieces consisted of net, the color of their dresses, with tiny velvet flowers scattered throughout. Their cascade bouquets consisted of peach colored gladiolus and pale pink roses tied with orchid colored ribbons.
The groom was attended by Roger Schumacher, a friend of the groom, as best man, William Ruesch, James Scanlon, brother of the groom, George Richard and Joe Pestka. The mass servers were Thomas Scanlon, brother of the groom, and Bob Genenz, cousin of the groom.
A reception was held for 250 guests at the American Legion Hall at Skokie, Ill., at 6:30 P.M., the hall being decorated with candles and red roses. A wedding cake decorated the table of the bridal party.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Schmitt and Timothy, Miss Sally Schneider, Miss Muriel Brehm and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kocian of Colby, Mrs. Verjean Kunze of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Redman and Debby of Athens, Miss Suzanne Steinwand of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Schmitt of Ripon, Mrs. Larry Macheler of Valparaiso, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Machler of Le Porte, Ind. Other guests were from Skokie, Des Plaine, Lincolnwood, Chicago, Northbrook and surrounding area.
The bride is a graduate of Colby High School, class of 1952, and is employed by Sentinal Radio Corp., Evanston. The groom served four years in the U.S. Navy and is employed by Northern Illing Gas Co. They will be at home at 911 ½ Sherman Ave., Evanston, Ill.
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