BioM: Smith, Etta Ann (1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Smith, Czarnik, Svetlik, Mabie, Parrett, Smith, Hayden, Beede, Bowen, Gilbertson, Barth, Scott, Nickel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 9/23/1971

Smith, Etta Ann (Marriage - 18 September 1971)

Miss Etta Ann Smith became the bride of Robert John Czarnik, Oak Lawn, Ill., Saturday afternoon, September 18, at the Neillsville United Church of Christ. The Rev. Melvin Nickel of the United Methodist Church officiated at the double-ring ceremony which united the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bergen Smith of Neillsville and the son of Mrs. Mary Ann Czarnik of Chicago, Ill.

The church was decorated by a bouquet of yellow mums and white gladioli. Soloist Mrs. Kathy Barth was accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott at the organ.

For her marriage, the bride chose a gown of delicate organza enhance by the richness of peau d’ange lace and styled with an illusion neckline, pouf sleeves and a tubular train. She carried a circular bouquet of red, yellow, white and pink roses entwined with baby’s breath as she was given in marriage by her father.

Toni Jean Svetlik was the bride’s honor attendant. Bridesmaids were Janie Mabie of Medford, Gladys Parrett of West Allis and Caroline Smith of Eau Claire. The bridal attendants wore low cut, empire-styled gowns trimmed with white daisies and green velvet back-bows. They carried bouquets of white daisies entwined with baby’s breath and accented by long, green velvet cording.

David Hayden served as bestman. Groomsmen were Steve Mabie of Medford, Jim Czarnik of Chicago, Ill., and Hollis Beede of Waukesha. Vern Bowen of Alma Center and Richard Gilbertson of Merrillan acted as ushers.

The bride, a 1970 graduate of Neillsville High School, also attended Milwaukee area technical college. The groom graduated from Lincoln High School at Alma Center in 1964 and also attended River Falls State University.

A wedding reception at the Wildcat Inn was followed by a dance at the Silver Dome ballroom.

The couple will live in Oak Lawn, Ill., where the groom is employed as industrial painter.



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