BioM: Gierl, Bette Jane #2 (1954)
Surnames: Gierl, Kunzi, Thomas, Kunze, Kulas, Kublitz, Weiler
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/17/1954
Gierl, Bette Jane (Marriage - 8 June
Cpl. and Mrs. Albert J. Kunze are making
their home at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and will be there until Oct. 20
when he will be separated from the service. Their marriage took
place Tuesday, June 8, at St. Anthony’s Catholic church,
Athens, with the Rev. Norman W. Thomas officiating at the double
The bride, the former Miss Bette Gierl,
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gierl, Athens, Route 2, and
the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kunze, Route 1,
Given in marriage by her father, the
bride approached the altar attired in a satin and lace gown
featuring a Chantilly lace bodice with a crisp collar and lace
panels in the full skirt that ended in a court train. Her finger
tip veil was fastened to a Juliet cap made of lace, outlined in
pearls. Her prayer book was topped with a cluster of white roses
The bride’s attendants wore white
net over taffeta frocks, designed with strapless, shirred bodices
and ruffles on the floor length skirts. They wore net stoles and
carried white and shrimp colored carnations, arranged on fans. Miss
Mary Kunze, Abbotsford, sister of the groom, was maid of honor;
Mrs. Ted Kulas, Abbotsford, cousin of the groom, and the Misses
Delores and Jean Kublitz, both of Athens, were bridesmaids.
The Misses Marion and Arlene Gierl,
carrying baskets of daisies, served their sister as flower girls.
Their frocks were blue nylon over taffeta and featured three tiered
Elroy Weiler, Abbotsford, a friend of the
bridal couple, was best man. Donald Kunze, brother of the groom,
James Gierl, of Athens, and Robert Gierl, of Abbotsford, a brother
and cousin of the bride, were groomsmen.
Navy blue ensembles were chosen by the
mother of the bride, the mother of the groom and Mrs. Albert Gierl,
of Athens, grand mother of the bride. Their corsages were an
arrangement of pink carnations and white roses.
Dinner and later a buffet supper were
served at the home of the bride’s parents followed by a
reception for relatives and friends.
When the young couple left for Ft.
Belvoir, Mrs. Kunze donned a sky blue linen suit with white angora
trim to which was pinned a white rose corsage. Her accessories were
Guests from away attending the wedding were from Detroit, Mich.; Chicago, Ill.; Chippewa Falls, Stanley, Colby, Abbotsford, and Ft. Belvoir.
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