BioM: Zank, Lori L. (1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Zank, Schmidt, Knuth, Embke, Ure, Oestreich, Mazourek, Schoen, Kaczor, Hagen, Short, Henseler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/24/1980

Zank, Lori L. (5 July 1980)

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville was the Saturday afternoon, July 5, site for the sharing of wedding vows between Loir L. Zank and Brad P. Schmidt. The Rev. Joseph Henseler officiated. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zank and Mr. and Mrs. Urban Schmidt, all of Rt. 1 Neillsville. The parents of the bride presented her to the altar.

“The Wedding Song” and “The Rose” were special musical selections offered by Peggy Hagen and Coletta Short.

Colleen Knuth, a friend of the bride from Neillsville, was maid of honor. She was joined by Linda Embke, a Neillsville friend; Cindy Ure, a cousin of the groom from Marshfield; Sandy Oestreich, a friend from Rock Springs, Wyoming; and Tammy Mazourek, a friend from Marshfield.

Bestman was Dave Schoen, a friend from Denver, Colorado. He was joined by Ted Ure, a cousin of the groom from Rockford, Illinois. Also attending were Leon Kaczor, a friend, and Ned and Kim Schmidt, the groom’s brothers; all from Neillsville. Ushering were Dale and Ron Zank, brothers of the bride from Neillsville.

The bride chose a pleated, floor-length gown featuring a sweetheart neckline with lace trim. Fingertip veil with applique lace, chapel-length train, and sheer sleeves with applique lace. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses and pink, flue, green and peach miniature roses, white miniature carnations and baby’s breath.

The bridesmaids wore pastel-colored gowns featuring pleated skirts, spaghetti straps and sheer capes. They carried bouquets of daisies, rose buds in pastel shades and baby’s breath.

The groom was attired in a silver tuxedo with satin trim and sporting a yellow rose bud. His attendants wore silver and black tuxedos, trimmed in satin.

Following the service, a dinner was held in the church basement and a reception and dance followed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zank. The couple then left on a wedding trip to Wisconsin Dells, Elkhorn and Rockford, Illinois. Upon return, they will make their home in Denver, Colorado. The bride is a graduate of Neillsville High School and so is her new husband. He is self-employed.



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