BioM: Gauerke, Joyce (1957)
Surnames: Gauerke, Pokrant, Voight, Nowak, Grothkob, Hall,
Clarkson, Griswold, Arndt, Jensen, Kallstrom, Ruesch, Hanson
Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.)
Joyce (Marriage - 29 June 1957)
vows between Miss Joyce Gauerke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin
Pokrant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Pokrant, of Rockford, Ill., were
exchanged Saturday evening at the First Baptist church at
In a candle
light ceremony, he bride was given in marriage by her father. The
Rev. Russell Voight read the service at 8:00
ceremony, Mrs. Kenneth Nowak sang "Because," "The Lord’s
Prayer," and "Thou Art My Own." Two duets, "I Love You Truly," and
"Saviour Like a Shepherd Lead Us," were sung by Carl Grothkob and
Gerald Arndt. Mrs. Eldon Hall was accompanist.
wore a floor length gown of Chantilly type lace over satin. The
fitted bodice had a Sabrina neckline with iridescent sequins. The
front of the skirt had a lace panel extending to the back in
alternate layers of ruffled tulle and lace. Her French, imported
silk illusion veil cascaded to her finger tips from a crown trimmed
with seed pearls and iridescent sequins. She carried a bouquet of
red roses from which hung streamers of small, white
from Medford, Miss Janet Clarkson, as maid of honor, and Miss Mary
Griswold, as bridesmaid, served as her attendants. Miss Donna
Kallstrom, niece of the groom, was also
attired in floor length gowns of nylon lace and net over taffeta,
designed with strapless bodice and lace jacket. Their lace skirts
were detailed with rows of ruffles. They wore horse hair braid
tiaras and carried bouquets of white and matching carnations. Blue
was chosen for the maid of honor and pink and Nile green for the
Jensen, Gilbert, Iowa, cousin of the bride, was dressed in yellow
for her place as flower girl.
the groom were two brothers, Sidney Pokrant, as best man, and
Martin Pokrant, both of Rockford, and Eugene Gauerke, of Chicago,
brother of the bride.
Ruesch, of Medford, was ring bearer and Carl Hanson, Chicago, and
Gary Ruesch, of Wausau, seated the guests.
bride’s mother chose a dress of pink nylon lace over taffeta
and white accessories. White carnations and red roses were combined
in her corsage.
Pokrandt wore a similar corsage with her blue nylon lace dress. Her
accessories were also white.
the ceremony, the new Mr. and Mrs. Pokrant greeted about 225
relatives and friends at a reception at the Abbotsford school
wedding trip in northern Wisconsin, they will make their home in
Rockford, where the groom is a building contractor. The bride, who
taught school the past year, will continue teaching this coming
fall at Rockford.
Guests at the wedding were from Rockford, Belvidere, Chicago, Ill.; Gilbert, Ia.; Dodge Center, Minn.; Beloit, Glidden, Antigo, Pittsville, Wittenberg, Gleason, Goodrich, Athens, Appleton, Green Bay, Marshfield, Dorchester, Medford, Wausau, Loyal, Unity, and Abbotsford.
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