BioM: Thurs, Sherry Lee (1971)


Surnames: Thurs, Gayken, Seip, Punke, Ewan, Degner, Shattuck, Sommer

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 03 Jun 1971

Thurs, Sherry Lee (22 MAY 1971)

Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens was the setting of the May 22, 1917 wedding of Miss Sherry Lee Thurs of Wausau and Keith Clifford Gayken, Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.).

The Rev. David Seip performed the 7 p.m. ceremony that united the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Thurs, route 3, Athens, and the son of Mrs. Betty Gayken, Superior.

Mrs. Agnes Punke was organist and Marvin Ewan was the trumpeter and soloist.

For her wedding Sherry chose an A-line floor length gown of nylon organza and Chantilly lace. The empire bodice featured a high neckline and full Victorian sleeves with wide cuffs. Two vertical rows of lace centered the front from neckline to hemline, which extended into a full chapel sweep train. Iridescent sequins dotted the lace trim. A matching headpiece held her veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white carnations.

The maid of honor, Miss Shirley Degner of Eau Claire, and bridesmaid, Mrs. Lynn Shattuck of Curtiss, and junior bridesmaids, Miss Debra Thurs of Athens and Miss Barbara Gayken of Superior wore Cluny lace bodice dresses with self-ruffle high neckline, bishop sleeves with wide cuff, orchid satin buttons and shah belt, A-line georgette floral skirt. Their headpieces were satin bows with streamers and waist length veils. They carried long stem orchid tinted carnations.

Attending the groom as best man was Gary Sommer of Curtiss. The groomsman was Lynn Shattuck and the ushers were Delvin Thurs and Russell Gayken.

A reception and dance at Prochnowls Ballroom followed the ceremony.

The bride graduated from Athens High School and North Central Technical Institute, Wausau. She is employed as a legal secretary with Tinkham, Smith, Bliss & Patterson Law Firm in Wausau.

Her husband attended Owen-Withee High School and is employed with Michels Pipeline Construction in Brownsville.

The couple will be making their first home in Curtiss.



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