BioM: Kohlbeck, Jean Mary (1956)

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Surnames: Kohlbeck, Fait, Kraus, Udulutch, Raczek, Altenhofen, Fahey, Loertscher, Spencer 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 11/01/1956  

Kohlbeck, Jean Mary (Marriage - 27 Oct. 1956) 

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Fait are now at home to friends in Abbotsford and are living in the Leonard Loertscher house on Fifth Street. Their marriage took place at Stratford Saturday when the twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kohlbeck became brides. 

Miss Jane Louise became the bride of Marvin Fait, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Fait, Sr., Aurburndale, and Miss Jean Mary is the bride of Jerold Kraus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kraus, of Rozellville. 

The Rev. Joseph Udulutch performed the ceremony at 9:30 before a nuptial High Mass in St. Joseph’s Catholic church at Stratford. 

Points of Chantilly lace extended into the bouffant nylon over satin skirts of the identically styled gowns worn by the twins. The lace bodices featured Sabrina necklines outlined with iridescent sequins and the long lace sleeves tapered to the wrists in points and closed with lace covered buttons. Seed pearls and sequins embellished the lace medallions that trimmed the tulle pillboxes that secured their sheer illusion veils. Garnet rosebuds were caught in the white satin streamers that extended from their cascade arrangements of red and garnet roses. 

Attending the bride of Mr. Fait were her sister, Mrs. Ray Raczek, Idaho Falls, Idaho, as matron of honor, and Mrs. Vernon Fait, a sister-in-law, of Spencer, as bridesmaid. 

Removable lace jackets complemented the strapless, floor length frocks of Nile green nylon net over taffeta worn by the bridal attendants. Cummerbunds of taffeta marked the point where the lace bodices joined the full net skirts. Their matching head dresses were of horsehair braid trimmed with rhinestones and brief veils. 

Orchid colored frocks designed along the same lines as her sister’s aides were worn by the new Mrs. Kraus’ attendants - Miss Catherine Altenhofen, Marathon, a cousin, as maid of honor, and Miss Marilyn Kraus, a sister of the groom, as bridesmaid. 

Each of the four attendants carried a basket of yellow roses and yellow and bronze pompons tied with contrasting ribbons. 

Attending Mr. Fait were his brother, Stanley, Jr., Marshfield, as best man, and Vernon Spencer as groomsman. Ushers were Roger Altenhofen, a cousin of the brides, of Marathon, and Jack Fahey, Rozellville. 

After the mass, at which Terrance Kohlbeck, brother of the brides, was a server, each bride placed a bouquet of blue and white carnations before the statue of the Blessed Virgin. 

Festivities of the day, following a breakfast in the church hall, were an afternoon reception in the Grassl’s hall and a dinner for 225 guests at 4:30 o’clock in St. Joseph’s hall. A wedding dance was held at Kraus’ hall, Rozellville. 

Before their marriage, the brides were employed in the offices of Employers Mutuals, at Wausau. 

Mr. Fait, a graduate of River Falls State College, is instructor of vocational agriculture and industrial arts at the Abbotsford high school.



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