BioM: Urban, Mary Beth (1966)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Urban, Rabe, Graff, Ewert, Harvey, Wolfgram, Riedel, Nelson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) /1966

Urban, Mary Beth (Marriage - 8 Oct 1966)

Marriage vows were exchanged Saturday in a nuptial mass uniting in marriage Miss Mary Beth Urban, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Urban, Jr., of Neillsville, and Thomas J. Rabe of Marshfield, son of Mrs. Edna Graff, also of Marshfield. The Rev. George M. Nelson officiated at a double ring ceremony in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. Baskets of white Fiji chrysanthemums graced the altar.

“The Lord’s Prayer” and “On This Day O Beautiful Mother” were sung by Greg (ink blotch) of Marshfield.

Mr. Urban presented his daughter in marriage. For her wedding the bride chose a floor length princess style, A-line portrait gown of imported rayon organza over taffeta, styled with a bateau neckline, three-quarter-length sleeves and a large, detachable Watteau train that was attached to the back neckline. Alencon lace accented the neckline and Basque bodice. Her bouffant veil billowed from a crown of daisy petals made of seed pearls and crystal. She carried a colonial bouquet of stephanotis, centered with a white orchid.

Mrs. Dennis Ewert of Two Rivers served as her matron of honor, with Miss Cheryl Harvey of Marshfield as bridesmaid. Both attendants appeared in moss green, floor length formals, styled with bateau necklines on bodices of velvet. Satin accented the Empire waistlines of the sheath skirts of acetate faille, the backs being completed by satin Watteau panels with bow trim. Matching satin circlet headpieces were pearl-trimmed and held their pouf veils. Each carried a bouquet of three large bronze chrysanthemums, entwined with ivy and foliage accented with bronze ribbon.

The groom was attended by David Wolfgram of Stevens Point as bestman. Groomsman was Dick Urban of Neillsville. Ushers were Wade Urban of Neillsville and David Riedel of Marshfield.

The bride, a 1961 graduate of Neillsville High School, has been employed as a medical stenographer in Marshfield. Mr. Rabe was graduated in 1958 from Marshfield Senior High School, and presently is a student at University of Wisconsin, Wood County Campus, in Marshfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Rabe will reside at 108 East 3rd Street in Marshfield, on their return from a short wedding trip to northern Wisconsin.



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