BioM: Miller, Shirley (1945)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Miller, Shearer, Neupert, Welsh, Hutchins, Keith, Welch
The Loyal Tribune 28 June 1945
Miller, Shirley (16 JUN 1945)
Against a background of palms and bouquets of white carnations, white snapdragons and candelabra of lighted candles in the small, friendly St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church of North Mankato, Minn., Miss Shirley Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. E. Miller of Mankato, Minn., formerly of Loyal, and Walter L. Shearer, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shearer of Mankato, exchanged marriage vows Saturday afternoon, June 16, The Rev. R. A. Haase officiated at the double ring ceremony at 4 o’clock.
The bridal party entered to the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march. Miss Patricia Haas of St. Paul and Loyal and Miss Frances Neupert of Mankato sang a duet rendition of "O Perfect Love," and Miss Haas sang a solo "O Promise Me."
Mrs. Kenneth Welsh of Sioux Falls, S. D., a sister of the bride was matron of honor, and Miss Doris Hutchins of Minneapolis was bridesmaid. Their floor length frocks of Celanese chiffon in shades of orchid and yellow respectively, were styled alike, with sweetheart necklines and three-quarter length sleeves. They wore pearl necklaces and the bridesmaids; hats of illusion matched their frocks, as did their flowers, the matron of honor carrying an arm bouquet of yellow and orchid gladioli and the bridesmaid the same flowers fashioned in cammilles.
Jack Keith of Minneapolis was the best man. Cpl. Kenneth Welch, brother-in-law of the bride, was bridegroom’s other attendant.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a fitted gown of Celanese chiffon, with medium train and bodice neckline outlined with Chantilly lace. Her fingertip veil of illusion was double scalloped and edged with Chantilly lace, and her all-white bouquet was of white gladioli and cammilles. She wore an heirloom string of pearls, which had belonged to the bridegroom’s grandmother.
Mrs. Miller, mother of the bride, wore a rose mesh dress and a corsage of white carnations and blue forget-me-nots. Mrs. Shearer’s dress was of azure blue sheer, and her flowers were peach gladioli and white carnations.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception for 160 guests was held at the Mankato golf club. After a short wedding trip, the couple is at home at 105 Bradley street, Mankato.
The bride attended the Loyal high school and was graduated from the high school in Minot, N. D. She also attended the Mankato Commercial college. The bridegroom graduated from Mankato high school and has a medical discharge from the army reserve.
The Loyal Tribune extends to the young couple its wishes for happiness.
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