BioM: Younker, Loretta Mae (1954)
Surnames: Younker, Pockrandt, Schulz, Speich, Smith, Jaeger, Kind
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/09/1954
Younker, Loretta Mae (Marriage - 8 Sept.
Pink and white gladioli and hydrangeas
adorned the altars and sanctuary at St. Bernard’s Catholic
church for the wedding of Miss Loretta Mae Younker and Verlyn
Pockrandt, Wednesday morning. Marriage vows were repeated in a
double ring service before the 9:00 o’clock nuptial high
mass, which was sung by the Rev. Raymond Schulz.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Rudolph Younker, of Abbotsford, and the groom is the son of Mrs.
William Pockrandt, of Loyal.
For the occasion, the bride, who was
given in marriage by her father, wore a gown fashioned with a lace
bodice, Queen Anne collar and long sleeves. Lace inserts were used
in the nylon net bouffant skirt. Her lace edged veil, finger tip
length, was caught to a pearl head dress. Her bouquet was an
arrangement of red roses and white sweet peas.
Attending her as maid of honor was her
friend, Miss Carol Speich, of Greenwood. Bridesmaids were Miss
Betty Pockrandt, Loyal, and Miss Darlene Younker, sisters of the
bridal couple. They were gowned alike in coral dresses made of net
over taffeta. Lace edged capes were worn with the strapless dresses
which featured very full tiered skirts. Floral wreaths matched
their frocks and matching satin ribbons were tied to their bouquets
of baby mums.
The best man was Harry Smith, friend of
the groom, of Loyal, Orville Jaeger, of Marshfield, and Robert
Kind, of Germantown, also attended their cousin, the groom. Leo
Bumann, Abbotsford, seated the guests at the church. Dennis
Younker, four year old brother of the bride, carried the rings on a
heart shaped satin pillow.
Mrs. Younker was present at her
daughter’s wedding in a black dress with white accessories
and Mrs. Pockrandt wore a pink suit dress. Corsages of baby mums
were worn by the mothers.
At the close of the mass, the bride
places a bouquet of pink and white gladioli at the Blessed Virgin
altar during which the choir sang "Mother at Your Feet We’re
A wedding breakfast of the bridal party
was served at the home of the bride’s parents, where a
reception was held at 4:00 o’clock. Supper was served to
about 90 guests who were from Milwaukee, Germantown, La Crosse,
Westfield, Loyal, Wausau, Greenwood, Dorchester, and
In the evening the new Mr. and Mrs.
Pockrandt greeted their friends at a wedding dance at the Riverview
Mr. and Mrs. Pockrandt are now residing at Wausau where the groom is employed by International Harvester Company.
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