BioM: Bowen, Barbara Ann (1957)


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Surnames: Bowen, Janikowski, Bauer, Zoromski, Pickering


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/09/1958


Bowen, Barbara Ann (28 DEC 1957)


Miss Barbara Ann Bowen, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bowen, became the bride of Rodale F. Janikowski, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Janikowski, 1209 Steuben St., in a nuptial mass performed by the Rev. John Krasowski Saturday, Dec. 28, 1957, at 9:00 a.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wausau.


Sister Mary Adrai provided nuptial music at the organ and the choir sang "Veni Creator," "Hedie" and "O Mother Mary."  Poinsettias adorned the altar.


The bride chose for her wedding a floor length gown of Chantilly type lace over satin.  The fitted bodice was complemented with a Sabrina neckline dotted with sequins and long, tapering sleeves.  A front panel of tulle with alternating layers of tulle and lace at the sides fashioned the extremely full skirt.


Her French illusion veil cascaded from a tiara studded with sequins and seed pearls.  Pink roses surrounded with white carnations made up her bouquet.  Her double strand pearl necklace was a gift of the groom.


Miss Cynthia Bauer, cousin of the bride and a student at Stout State College, Menomonie, was the only attendant.  She was attired in a ballerina length frock of royal blue velvet styled along princess lines.  Her headpiece was of matching velvet and she held pink and white carnations.  Her pearl earrings were a gift of the groom.


The bride’s youngest sister, Marilyn, served as flower girl.  Her gown of white lace and net over taffeta featured a Peter Pan collar.  She wore a white seed pearl tiara and held pink and white feathered carnations.


Harry Zoromski, Galloway, cousin of the groom, was best man.  Performing ushering duties was Donald Pickering, Hatley, another of the groom’s cousins.


The mother of the bride was present in a beige suit accented with brown accessories and a corsage of pink roses and white pompons.  The groom’s mother wore a steel blue dress with white and black accessories.  Pinned to her shoulder were red tea roses and white mums.  Mrs. Pauline Janikowski, Hatley, grandmother of the groom, was an honored guest.


Breakfast was served in the church hall immediately following the ceremony.  An afternoon reception was held at the Eagles Club and the wedding dinner was served to 100 guests in the church hall, which was decorated with white and blue streamers.  The bridal table was covered with a white cloth and centered with a tiered cake covered with blue roses and topped with a miniature bridal couple.


Out of town guests included Mrs. Eva Martin of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bauer of Ellsworth; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bourget and Mrs. James Zinda of Cornell; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Altman of Neenah; John Zoromski and daughter of Galloway; Miss Nancy Pickering of Waukera, and others from Hatley.


The new Mrs. Janikowski was graduated from the Owen High School and is employed at the West Side Building of the Employers Mutual.  Her husband is a Senior High School graduate and is employed by the General Telephone Co. at Marshfield.  The couple will reside temporarily at 601 12th St., Wausau.



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