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Gene Schinzer to Carol Phyllis Theisinger

White tulle over satin fashioned the gown worn by Miss Carol Phyllis Theisinger to become the bride of Gene Schinzer, Sunday afternoon, October 30 (1955), in St. John's Lutheran church. The bride is a daughter of the William Theisingers and her bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Alice and the late Frank Schinzer, Bradford township. Rev. O. Kalkwarf officiated.

White mums and candelabra were used in decorating for the wedding. Mrs. Ruth Gustafson was nuptial organist and j. Douglas Conrad, Rochelle, soloist.

Given in marriage by her father, the lovely bride wore a dress designed with front and back panels of white lace, a V shapped neckline and long, pointed sleeves. The back panel of lace formed the train of the gown.

The bride's sweetheart shaped finger-tip veil was held by a roll of beaded pearls. She carried a white Bible gracd with a white rose corsage.

Mrs. William Kemp was matron of honor for her sister; Miss Beverly Messer, bridesmaid and Miss Beverly Glaser, niece of the bridegroom, junior bridesmaid. Mrs. Kemp wore a nile green crystalette gown styled with a long torso, huge bow in the back, and square neck. The Misses Messer and Glasser wore similar frocks only in a rust color.

The matron of honor carried bronze colored mums and the other attendants had yellow mums.

George Reif served as best man, Darryl Vaupel was groomsman and Robert Glaser, junior groomsman. Ushering was done by Frank Schinzer and John Schinzer, brothers of the bridegroom, also Larry Butler and William Kemp.

The bride's mother wore a teal blue, wool dress with a matching jacket. Her accessories were black and white. The bridegroom's mother wore black accessories with her blue wool suit. Their corsages were white featherd mums.

A reception in the church basement followed the ceremony. The large, three tiered cake, decorated in rust and green, was surrounded by bronze feathered mums. White candles in candelabra were on either side of the cake.

Punch was served by June Parker, Dixon. Lorraine Theisinger, cousin of the bride, presided over the coffee service; Mrs. Sam Kessler, the bride's aunt, served the cake; Muriel Kay Teece had the guest book and Karen Vaupel, Nedra Lawson, Rhoda Sanford and Sharon Kessler were in charge of the gifts; Peggy Teece, Mary Butler, Sharon Kessler and Verla Sandrock also assisted at the reception.

When the newlyweds departed for a wedding trip to San Antonio, Tex., to visit the bride's sister and husband, the Richard Bushbackers, Carol donned a charcoal blacksuit. Her accessories were of black and gold and she wore the corsage from her bridal bouquet.

Upon returning they will reside on the Mrs. Frank Schinzer farm, south of Ashton. The bridegroom will be engaged in farming for his mother.

Since graduating from Ashton high school with the class of 1955 the bride has been employed at the Rochelle National Bank. Gene graduated with the class of 1954.

Sunday's bride was guest of honor when Miss Beverly Messer entertained a group of 20 for a miscellaneous shower recently.

The Evening Telegraph 31 October 1955

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