BioM: Gustafson, Darlene (1957)

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Surnames: Gustafson, Fowler, Vander Stoep, Ebert, Thieme, Volkman, Brehm, Johnson, Mielke, Korbel

----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) Friday, 12 July 1957

Gustafson, Darlene (Marriage - 29 June 1957)

Miss Darlene Gustafson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Gustafson, Unity, and Darrell Fowler, son of Mrs. Ann Fowler, Hudson, S.D., were united in marriage during a double-ring ceremony performed at Trinity Lutheran Church Saturday afternoon, June 29. The Rev. Claude Vander Stoep officiated.

Attending the bride as bridesmaids were Miss Lois Ebert, of Loyal and Mrs. Ray Thieme of Jefferson. Miss Rosemary Voelker, Iron Ridge, was the maid of honor and the flower girl was Nancy Thieme, Jefferson. The attendants were identically dressed in waltz-length gowns featuring a bouffant skirt and bodice tops of bowknot sheer. Crystalette cummerbunds accented the gathered waists and their color was reflected in the matching headpieces. Rhinestones trimmed the hats of Swiss braid. The flower girl appeared in a dress of white nylon sheer trimmed with lace. In her hair was a crown of baby mums and like the attendants, she carried flowers of white carnations and yellow mums.

The bride met the groom at the altar in a floor-length gown of sheer organza over taffeta trimmed with dainty imported lace. The flared skirt gathered at each side accenting the molded torso line. Alencon lace and sequins trimmed the scoop neckline and short sleeves. A queen’s crown of nylon and seed pearls held her finger-tip veil of illusion.

The groom’s brother-in-law, Ray Thieme of Jefferson, escorted him as best man. Allan Gustafson, a brother of the bride and Clyde Brehm, Madison, acted as groomsman and ushers. Michael Johnson, Unity, was ring bearer carrying the two rings on a heart shaped pillow of ruffled nylon sheer.

The bride’s mother wore a green print dress with white accessories while the mother of the groom chose a navy crepe dress with navy and white accents. Corsages of yellow roses and feather carnations were worn by the two ladies.

A former student of the bride, John Mielke, Schiocton, provided the vocal music, singing, "Because" and "The Wedding Prayer." Lester Korbel of Milwaukee provided an organ prelude and the wedding marches.

A dinner immediately followed in the church parlors after which the couple left on their honeymoon. They plan tentatively to reside in Sun Valley, California.

The groom is a graduate of the Hudson, S.D. high school and recently finished four years in the U.S. Air Force. The bride, a graduate of Unity high school and Wisconsin State College at Whitewater, taught one year at Schiocton Union Free high and one year at Merrill high school.



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