BioM: Havelin, Virginia (1957)
Surnames: Havelin, Petruzates, Hibbring, Himes, Eicksmoen, Barth, Trimble, Anderson, Pearson, Parve
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/03/1957
Havelin, Virginia (28 SEP 1957)
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church at Owen was chosen by Miss Virginia Nancy Diane Havelin, Milwaukee, as the setting for her marriage on Saturday to Eugene Thomas Petruzates, also of Milwaukee. The bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellerd Havelin are residents of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), and the bridegroom si the son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Hibbring, Stanley.
The bride’s father escorted her to the altar and presented her in marriage.
Officiating at the 1:30 p.m. ceremonies was the Rev. John Saarinen.
The bridal pair chose as their attendants the following persons, all of whom are Milwaukee residents.
Miss Yvonne Himes, maid of honor; Misses betty Ericksmoen and Betty Petruzates, the latter a sister of the bridegroom, bridesmaids; Roger Anderson, best man, and Glen Trimble and Conrad Barth, groomsmen.
The bride also named a cousin, Miss Christine Pearson, Colby, to appear as junior bridesmaid, and a niece and nephew of the bridegroom. Barbara and Tommy Petruzates, Wausau, were flower girl and ring bearer.
Floor length dresses of peacock blue fabric were chosen for the adult bridal aides, while Miss Pearson was gowned in white lace and taffeta. Strapless bodices and rows of ruffles down the front and back of the skirts were style details of the other dresses.
Miss Himes appeared with a bouquet of yellow roses and white gladioli on her arm, and the other attendants carried pink carnations and white glads.
The flower girl’s dress was a miniature of the one worn by the bride. In the latter, inserts of lace circled the bouffant tulle skirt, and lace was used for the Queen Anne collar which rose from a buttoned closing at the throat. Tulle and lace extended behind the bride in a chapel length train, and her veil cascaded from a scalloped tiara fastened at the sides by clusters of rosebuds.
Attending her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Havelin was seen in a sapphire blue dress with white accessories, while the bridegroom’s mother appeared in a gray and black print. Each wore a corsage of pink and white roses.
Other relatives and friends who were present for the festifities were from Withee, thorp, Stanley, Chippewa Falls, Wausau, Athens, Onalaska, La Crosse, Westby, Viroqua, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Chicago and Waverly, Minn.
Ushering the guests to their places in the church were the bridegroom’s brother, Larry Petruzates, Wausau, and Leroy Parve of Milwaukee, a cousin of the bride.
Music during the ceremony was by Dan Acola at the organ and rs. Irvin Ruff, who was soloist in the selections, "Because" and "The Lord’s Prayer."
The Owen Community Hall was the scene of the wedding reception following the nuptials, and the wedding dance was staged at Mileaway.
Northern Wisconsin points were the destination points of the newlyweds on their wedding trip; afterward they will be at home at 826 N. Fourteenth St., Milwaukee.
Both are employed in that city the bride at Cutler-Hammer Inc., and the bridegroom at Allen-Bradley Corp. They are graduates respectively of Owen-Withee High School and Stanley High School.
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