BioM: Keefer, Sharon (1961)
Surnames: Keefer, Tyler, Voss, Fenses, Prochnow, Strizic, Lauer, Kapsy, Liazuk, Van Den Heuvel, Helgerson
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12/21/1961
Keefer, Sharon (9 DEC 1961)
Miss Sharon Keefer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Keefer, Gilman, became the bride of James W. Tyler, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tyler, Cornell, on Saturday, Dec. 9th, 1961. Rev. David J. Campbell performed the 7:30 p.m. candlelight ceremony at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Cornell, Wis. Duane Helgerson sang "Because" and "The Lord's Prayer," accompanied by Mrs. Carol Helgerson.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a traditional bridal gown in floor length with full circular chapel train fashioned of lustrous peau de soi fully lined with taffeta. The molded bodice of the gown styled with a bateau neckline appliqued with re-embroidered Alencon lace trimmed with seed pearls with the last applique extending down into the bodice. The long sleeves tapered to points over the wrists where they were secured with dainty peau covered buttons. The covered buttons were also used to close the gown at the back. The bouffant dome shaped skirt also trimmed with the lace appliques with wide butterfly pleats at the sides and also down the back of the skirt into the train. The skirt at the back was trimmed with lace applique with the entire full skirt lined with a pellon to form it shape.
The bridal veil of imported English silk illusion in a fingertip length was secured to a dainty coronet of wired dainty cut crystals trimmed with pearl motifs with a large oval crystal bead at the center on a rhinestone band. She carried a cascade bouquet of Fugi mums.
Mrs. Richard Voss, sister of the groom, was matron of honor, and Miss Frenda Fenses, Cornell, was bridesmaid, wearing red taffeta gowns styled with fitted bodice and full skirts. Red veils with cryal and pearl entwined crown headpieces and bouquets of white poinsettias completed their ensemble.
Richard Voss, St. Paul, was best man, and Thomas R. Keefer, brother of the bride, was groomsman. Ushers were Neal Pochnow and Jerry Strizic.
The wedding reception was held immediately following the ceremony in the church parlors. Mrs. George Lauer, Stanley, poured and Mrs. Lawrence Kapsy, Gilman, cut the wedding cake. Miss Carol Tyler was in charge of the guest book and waitresses were Miss Diane Liazuk and Miss Annette Van Den Heuvel.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Tyler will be at home at 703 Fulton St., Wausau.
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