BioM: Bower, Eileen C. (1963)




Surnames: Bower, Schreiber, Hein, Neznik


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/25/1963


Bower, Eileen C. (13 JUL 1963)


Given in marriage by her father, Miss Eileen Charlotte Bower became the bride of August F. Schreiber on Saturday, July 13, 1963, at the First Congregational Church in Owen at a 2:30 o’clock ceremony.  The Rev. Ralph Claybaugh performed the ceremony before the altar which was adorned with vases of mums dyed to match the bridesmaid’s dresses.  Miss Diane Burhop was the soloist and was accompanied by Mrs. Herman Rabska at the organ.  The traditional Wedding March was played and selections of the soloist were "I Love Your Truly" and "The Lord’s Prayer."


The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bower of Owen and the groom is the sonof Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schreiber of Ladysmith.


The bride chose a floor length luxurious Chantilly lace and tulle gown which featured a scalloped Sabrina neckline embellished with pearls and traditional long tapered sleeves accented with a fitted bodice.  The storybook skirt was fashioned with an insertion of tulle enhanced with appliques of lace.  Her bouffant veil was held by a double crown, and she carried a bouquets of red roses and white carnations.


Miss Nancy Bower, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor, wearing a pastel blue silk organza ballerina length dress and a tulle summer hat to match the dress.  The bridesmaids were Marjorie Hein of Milwaukee, a friend, and Mrs. Allen Bower of Milwaukee, a sister-in-law of the bride.  They wore dresses identical to the maid of honor with Miss Hein’s being yellow and Mrs. Bower’s pastel lavender.


Attending the groom as best man was Alfred Schreiber of Ladysmith, a brother of the groom, and Paul Neznik of Withee, a friend, and Allen Bower of Milwaukee, the bride’s brother, were groomsmen.


The groom and his attendants were attired in white jackets, dark ties, dark trousers, and carnation boutonnieres dyed to match the girls’ dresses.


Dale Bower and Galen Bower, brothers of the bride, were the ushers.


A reception  was held following the ceremony at the church dining rooms, and a dance was held at the American Legion Hall that evening with music by the Polka Dots.


The 180 guests came from Ladysmith, Gillette, West Allis, Milwaukee, Ingram, Glen Flora, Watertown, Grafton, Greenwood, Medford, Withee, Dorchester, Eau Claire, Owen, Minneapolis, Moorhead, Minn., Fargo, N.D., Hunter, N.D., Portage, Ind., Bellwood, Ill., West Palm Beach, Fla.


The bride is a graduate of the Owen-Withee Public School and from the Wis. State College of Whitewater.  This past year she has been teaching as a commercial teacher in the Gillette Public Schools and plans to return there this year.


The groom graduated from the Tony High School and is now employed as a truck driver for the Northern Freeport Silo Co. at Withee.




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