BioM: Smale, Georgia Ann (1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Smale, Zank, Graves, Gago, Drescher, Dern, Svetlik, Carl, Wall, Nelson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/21/1967

Smale, Georgia Ann (Marriage - 16 September 1967)

Miss Georgia Ann Smale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Smale of Neillsville, was escorted by her father to the altar of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he gave his daughter in marriage to Richard Louis Zank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zank of Neillsville, in a nuptial rite performed Saturday by the Rev. George M. Nelson.

Ellis Wall sang, “On This Day” and “Ave Maria.”

The bride wore a floor-length satin gown the skirt of which was fashioned with a detachable over-skirt flowing into a chapel-length train. The fitted bodice was styled with a Sabrina neckline and long, tapered sleeves. The neckline and Empire waist were enhanced with a trim of Venetian lace. A satin pillbox headpiece held her three-tiered bouffant veil. She carried a cascade arrangement of stephanotis, in which was tucked a handmade lace hanky made in 1882, given to her by a relative.

Carrying crescent bouquets of white asters were the bridal attendants: Miss Linda Graves of Madison, the maid-of-honor, and Miss Eileen Zank of Neillsville and Miss Diane Gago of Phillips, the bridesmaids. They wore floor-length dresses of royal blue crystal peau satin, with semi-sheath skirts accented by back fullness. Venetian lace adorned the yokes.

Bill Zank of Neillsville was bestman. Groomsmen were Steve Drescher of Neillsville and Anton Dern of Eau Claire. David Svetlik and Kenneth Carl, both of Eau Claire were the ushers.

A reception followed in the church basement, with a wedding dinner served at 4:30 p.m.

The bride is a 1965 graduate of Neillsville High School, is a 1967 graduate of the Taylor County Teachers College. She is a third grade teacher in St. Olaf’s Catholic School in Eau Claire.

Her husband, also a 1965 graduate of Neillsville High School, has been playing professional baseball with Pawtucket, R. I., a Cleveland Indian farm club. He will attend the second semester of Wisconsin State University - Eau Claire and will return to baseball in the spring.

Following a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Zank will reside at 1215 S. Dewey St., Apt. #8 Eau Claire.



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