BioM: Mikkelson, Ellen Ann (1970)
Surnames: Mikkelson, Kafka, Hickey, Dehne, Swiontek, Bach, Board, McMurrough, McKern
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 13 Aug 1970
Mikkelson, Ellen Ann (8 AUG 1970)
White gladioli and carnations decorated St. Paul's University Chapel in Madison Saturday, August 8, 1970, when Miss ellen Ann Mikkelson became the bride of Patrick Kafka. The Rev. Henry McMurrough performed the 4 p.m. double ring rites and celebrated the Nuptial Mass. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mikkelson, La Crosse, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kafka, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.). Nuptial music was provided by Mr. John McKern on the harpsichord and organ.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, pledged vows in a candlelight organza and Alencon lace gown fashioned with a high neckline, short Juliet sleeves and an A-line skirt, which featured a detachable chapel length train. A lace bow held her shoulder length veil in place, and white roses cascaded in her bouquet.
Maid of honor was Miss Elizabeth Hickey, with Miss Sandra Dehne as bridesmaid. When they preceded the bride down the aisle, they were wearing powder blue sleeveless gowns detailed with pink satin ribbon at the empire waistlines, and wore pink satin bows in their hair. They carried colonial flower arrangements of white roses and pink carnations.
Richard Swiontek of Green Bay was best man, with James Bach as groomsman. The guests were seated by John Mikkelson of La Crosse, brother of the bride, and John Boardman of Eau Claire.
Following the ceremony, dinner was served to 100 guests att the Ivy Inn, where the Champagne reception was also held. Friday night the rehearsal dinner for 16 guests was served at the Ivy Inn, with parents of the groom serving as hosts.
The bride's mother greeted guests wearing a pale blue two piece brocade suit with white and matching accessories. Her corsage was formed of pink and white roses. A white A-line double knit dress with powder blue accents and matching blue coat was worn by the mother of the groom. She wore white accessories and pink roses formed her corsage.
After a wedding trip to Wisconsin Dells, Mr. and Mrs. Kafka will be at home in Madison. The bride, a graduate of Wisconsin State University at Eau Claire and a member of Alpha Xi Delta, is a registered nurse at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Madison. Mr. Kafka, who also attended Wisconsin State University at Eau Claire, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon, will be a student at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
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