BioM: Benzschawel, Ruth (1961)
Surnames: Benzschawel, Luken, Sawczuk, Elliott, Harm, Vanderhyden
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/20/1961
Benzschawel, Ruth (8 JUL 1961)
Ruth Benzschawel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benzschawel, became the bride of Robert Luken, St. Paul, Minn. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. August Luken, Granville, Iowa.
St. Bernard’s Church in Thorp was the setting for the 9:30 a.m. nuptial Mass on Saturday, July 8, 1961, with Father Becker as celebrant. Mr. Benzschawel escorted his daughter to the altar.
The bride wore an original gown of imported silk organza and lace. From the long sleeved, scoop neckline lace bodice, the valenciennes skirt swept into a full chapel train, edged with a wide panel of scalloped lace. Her veil of imported French illusion was bouffant and fell from a matching silk organza petal effect pearl headpiece. She carried a horseshoe shaped bouquet of white carnations and red roses.
Miss Doris Benzschawel, Thorp, was maid of honor, and Miss Ann Vanderhyden of Thorp served as bridesmaid. Flower girl was Debbie Sawczuk, niece of the bride.
Don Elliott, St. Paul, Minn., attended the groom as best man. Groomsman was Ronald Benzschawel, Minneapolis. Ring bearer was Jimmy Harm, nephew of the groom, and ushers were Alvin Harm and Alvin Benzschawel.
A wedding breakfast was served for 75 guests at St. Bernard’s Hall, followed by an afternoon reception at the Legion Hall in Thorp for 175 guests.
After a trip to South Dakota, Mr. and Mrs. Luken will reside at 1967 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.
The bride is a graduate of the Thorp High School, and is a clerk/typist at Remington Rand Univac, St. Paul, Minn. The groom is a graduate of Iowa State University and is an electrical engineer with Remington Rand Univac.
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