BioA: Frome, Mr./Mrs. Wesley (Silver – 1968)

Transcriber: Pam Harders - 

Surnames: Frome, Neuhaus, Koeppen, Vrana, Feind, Meister, Schulz, Castner Krueger, Zassenhaus, Schultz, Augustine, Ellstrom

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/14/1968

Frome, Mr./Mrs. Wesley (Silver – 6 Mar 1968)

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Frome observed their 25th wedding anniversary on March 6, 1968 and celebrated the event Saturday, March 9.

An early supper was served at the Frome home.

Friends and relatives who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Neuhaus and daughter, Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Koeppen, Debra and Jerry, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Koeppen, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koeppen and son, Danny, all of Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Vrana, Colb; David Feind, Milwaukee; Gene Meister, Stevens Point, and Mrs. Frieda Koeppen, Colby.

The anniversary wedding cake was present to the couple by their children.

Later in the evening, a group of friends, relatives and neighbors gathered at the party room of the Colby Tavern. Music was provided by Marvin Augustine and son, Dennis.

A mock wedding ceremony climaxed the festivities of the evening. The bride, Benny Krueger, was seen in a navy blue scoop neckline, sleeveless dress with white accessories. The bouquet of plastic roses was adorned with silver foil bows and the fingertip veil was attached to golden yarn mop hair.

The groom, Dolly Castner, wore an early attic navy blue suit with pink satin bow cufflinks. The golden mop hair was held in place with an onion bag veil.

Perry Schulz, the father-in-law, toted a BB gun over his shoulder. His checkered shirt and overalls were perfectly coordinated with his straw hat, sun glasses and black beard.

Pauline Zassenhaus, best man, was seen in brown tweed, blue satin bow, cufflinks and a hairdo identical to the groom's.

Bruce Castner, as maid of honor, was attired in a scoop neck, sleeveless aqua satin sheer dress with multiple gored skirt, fishnet hose and golden high heeled slippers. The veil was secured to a yellow hat. The sweet pea and plastic daffodil bouquet was adorned with silver foil bows.

The pastor, in his St. Patrick's top hat and a peony boutonniere, performed his duties from a 1906 plat book as he managed to mumble through cigar filled lips (he is more commonly known as Ronald D. Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Schultz).

Music was sung by Mrs. Art Schultz, with Marvin and Dennis Augustine playing.

Violet Koeppen, daughter of Mrs. Otto Koeppen, Colby, and the late Otto Koeppen, was united in marriage to Wesley Frome, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Frome, on March 6, 1943, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Colby. Rev. O.H. Hoffman performed the ceremony and their attendants were her sister, June, now Mrs. Harvey Neuhaus, Sheboygan, and Arland Ellstrom West Chicago.

The couple has lived on their farm southwest of Colby since their marriage. They have five children, Dennis, married and living in Colby, Wayne, Marshfield, Barbara, Susan and Brian, all at home, and two grandchildren, Scott and Bradley Frome, Colby.




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