BioM: Dietsche, Berniece (1947)
Surnames: Dietsche, Kostka, Brockman, Nemmers, Dolan, Schoch, Droege, Conwell, Nienow, Colby, Brill, Krawczyk, Alleman
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 02/20/1947
Dietsche, Berniece (Marriage - 15 Feb. 1947)
Miss Berniece Dietsche, who was given in marriage by her father, Fred Dietsche, became the bride of Stanley Kostka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kostka, of Ladysmith, Saturday morning, Feb. 15, at St. Bernard’s Catholic church. The double ring service was read at 10:00 o’clock by the Rev. Francis Brockman before the high altar, beautifully decorated with vases of pink gladioli.
St. Bernard’s choir, of which the bride is a member, sang the responses to the nuptial high mass with "Ave Maria," by Nemmers, sung at the offertory by Mrs. C. T. Dolan.
The bride wore a gown of white brocaded satin fashioned with long sleeves, a cowl neck line with net yoke and a court train. She wore a single strand of pearls, lace mitts and a finger tip blusher veil which was lace edged and fell from a tiara of seed pearls. The bridal bouquet was an arrangement of white carnations and satin bows, with showers of white stock.
Attending the bride were her twin sisters, Mrs. William Schoch, as matron of honor, and Miss Florence Dietsche, as maid of honor, both of Stevens Point; Miss Frances Kostka, sister of the groom, of Chicago, as bridesmaid, and Miss Mary Schoch, niece of the bride, of Stevens Point, as flower girl.
The attendants wore frocks of white, lace mitts, blusher veils fastened to a head dress of orange blossoms and tulle and each wore a gold cross and chain.
Mrs. Schoch’s gown was of brocaded net with three-quarter length sleeves. Miss Dietsche’s was designed with a lace top and peplum with a net skirt. They carried bouquets of red roses and white carnations. Miss Kostka wore a gown of white net and carried a bouquet of pink roses and white carnations. The little flower girl’s frock was of bastiste and her bouquet was a nosegay of mixed flowers.
Joseph Kostka, brother of the groom, of Ladysmith, was best man. Vincent and Daniel Dietsche, brothers of the bride, were ushers, and Bobby Kostka, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer. Sylvester and Ben Dietsche, also brothers of the bride, served as ushers in the church where bows of pink and white marked the pews.
The bride’s mother wore a dress of black velvet and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The groom’s mother wore a street dress of black wool and a corsage of pink and white carnations.
Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast for the bridal party was served at the Dietsche home. Dinner and supper were served with covers laid for 60 guests.
The centerpiece on the bridal table was a large three tier cake decorated with pink and white roses and topped by a miniature bride and groom and white candles in crystal candelabra flanked the cake on either side. Twisted streamers of pink and white were used in the dining room decorations.
After the reception the bridal couple left on a short wedding trip and on Monday night a wedding dance was held at Ladysmith.
Mr. and Mrs. Kostka are at home to friends near Ladysmith where the groom is engaged in farming with his father.
Among those from away who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kostka and son, Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kostka, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kostka, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Droege, all of Ladysmith; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Conwell and Mike Kostka, of Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kostka, of Ashland; Miss Frances Kostka, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. William Schoch and family and Miss Florence Dietsche, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Felix Dietsche, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Nienow, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. James Colby and son, Owen; Mrs. Mary Brill and family, Cherokee; Ted Krawczyk, Chicago; and Miss Hazel Alleman, Colby, Wis.
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