BioM: Koenecke, Helen (1947)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Koenecke, Leschensky
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 17 July 1947)
Koenecke, Helen (10 JULY 1947)
On Thursday, July 10, at 3 p.m. Miss Helen Koeneche, step daughter of August Rathman of Reedsburg, became the bride of Armin A. H. Leschensky, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Leschensky of Reedsburg, in St, John’s Evangelical Lutheran church in that city. The Rev. Eugene Leschensky, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran church at Racine and brother of the groom, gave the wedding address, and the groom’s father performed the double ring ceremony.
The bride marched down the aisle to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march on the arm of her father, who gave her away in marriage. She was attired in an ivory white satin gown, with fitted bodice trimmed with lace, with long sleeves pointed at the wrists, a full skirt falling into a long train and fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of gardenias and white sweet peas, tied with white satin bows and streamers.
The bride chose as her maid of honor Miss Laura Mae Meyer, R.N., of Milwaukee, a long time friend, who wore a peach faile dress, with fitted bodice, full skirt and bustle back with matching elbow mitts, a headdress of matching plumes and velvet ribbons. Miss Laverne Koenecle of Reedsburg, a cousin of the bride, and Miss Lorraine Leschensky of Milwaukee, a sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaids. They wore gowns of French blue, identical to that worn by Miss Meyer. All three attendants carried bouquets of pink roses and pink sweet peas.
Miss Phyllis Prather of Reedsburg acted as flower girl. She wore a white dress fashioned after the bride’s and carried a bouquet of white carnations and sweet peas. Master Robert Roloff was ring bearer and was attired in a white0double breasted gabardine suit, with a bouttonniere.
The groom chose as his best man his brother, Immanuel H. Leschensky, of Racine. E. LaVern Dahlby of Loyal, a fellow school teacher, and Donald Farber of Reedsburg, a friend, were his other attendants. All wore dark suits and white boutonnieres.
Mrs. Herman Farber acted as proxy mother of the bride and wore a black dress and matching accessories. Mrs. Leschensky, mother of the groom, wore a powder blue dress with black accessories. Both wore corsages of sweet peas and snapdragons.
Mrs. Irene Henrichs of Prairie du Sac sang "Because" and "The Lord’s Prayer," accompanied by Edward Roever, organist. Following the ceremony, a reception was held for the relatives and friends in the church parlors.
The bride was graduated from the Reedsburg high school and also did some post-graduate work in high school. The groom is a graduate of Wartburg college in Waverly, Ia., where he received his B. A. degree. He spent almost 3 ½ years in the U. S. army during World War ll. and last years he taught the commercial subjects in the Loyal high school.
Following the reception, Mr. and Mrs. Leschensky left for a wedding trip to Yellowstone National park and other points west. After July 20, they will be at home at 428 North Locust street, Reedsburg.
To the newlyweds, The Loyal Tribune extends its heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for the future.
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