BioM: Bedynek, Shirley Jean (1956)
Surnames: Bedynek, Schilling, Walljasper, Spaeth, Bungert, Behnke,
Weisenberger, Schmirler, Vesley, Butalia
Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 07/26/1956
Shirley Jean (Marriage - 23 July 1956)
Jean Bedynek, route 1, Marathon, became the bride of Wayne
Schilling, route 4, Edgar, in St. Mary’s Catholic church,
Marathon, on Saturday. The Rev. Mark Walljasper witnessed the
Miss Bedynek is the daughter of the William Bedyneks, Marathon, and
her groom is the son of John Schilling, Abbotsford.
wore a gown of rosepoint lace over nylon tulle and satin, with
sequins appliquéd on the lace. The scalloped lace bodice was
made with a Queen Anne collar and long tapering sleeves. Lace front
and back panels flared from the long lace bodice into a
chapel-length train. The bride carried a mother-of-pearl
prayerbook, with two orchids tied with white satin
Spaeth, Milwaukee, cousin of the groom, was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Miss Patsy Bungert, Athens; Miss Barbara Behnke,
Milwaukee; and Mrs. William Weisenberger, Jr., Marathon, all
cousins of the bride.
Schilling, Edgar, was best man for his brother; and Robert
Schmirler, Colby, and Robert Vesley, Ft. Lewis, Wash., cousins of
the groom; and Mr. Weisenberger, were groomsmen. Joseph Butalia,
Marathon, a cousin of the bride; and Dale Schilling, Goodrich, a
brother of the groom, were ushers.
aides were dressed alike in white. The gowns were made with fitted
lace bodices, with V necklines and cap sleeves. Lace peplums
finished the ruffled floor-length skirts. They wore sequin braid
hats studded with pearls, and carried colonial bouquets of pompons,
orchid and white for the maid of honor, and pink and white for the
attended the wedding from Stratford, Edgar, Medford, Colby,
Abbotsford, Athens, Beaver Dam, Milwaukee, Janesville, Wausau,
Appleton, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Dells, Pelican Lake, Superior,
Wisconsin Rapids, and Marathon; Chicago, Ill.; Ft. Lewis, Wash.;
Virginia, Minn.; San Diego, Calif.; and Portland, Ore.
was served to 225 guests, and 425 were served at noon. A reception
and dance followed in the Rib River ballroom.
The newlyweds are on a wedding trip to Canada. After July 30, they will make their home on route 1, Marathon.
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