South Dakota

Jerauld County South Dakota




The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota
March, 1952
Contributed by Jeanne Jessie

Storla - Before an altar banked with yellow and white gladioli and lighted tapers, the wedding of Miss Beverly Digerness, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Digerness and Myrl Powlawski, son of Ted Powlawski of Woonsocket, took place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Knudson officated at the double ring ceremony.
The church was decorated for the occasion with flowers, and bows of green adn white designated the pews for the invited guests.
Miss Eunice Ruenstad presented a program of music before the ceremony, followed by Lohengrin's wedding march as the brial couple entered teh church. During the service Wayne Bisen sang "O Perfect Love," and "The Lord's Prayer."
Miss Digerness, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of slipper satin, fashioned with a Peter Pan collar, and tiny buttons in a chantilly lace fitted bodice, the long tight sleeves of which tapered to points at the wrist. Her fingertip veil was of nylon net edged with chantilly lace, and capped with a pearl encrusted crown. The bridal bouquet was colonial style, of Briarcliff roses with an inserted corsage.
Preceding the bride to the altar as bridesmaid was Miss Irene Brandenburg, and Mrs. Colleen Swenson as matron of honor. They wore identical gowns in nile green with shoulder veils and carried bouquets of colonial design of white and pink carnations.
Matthew James of Circle, Mont., was best man, and Robert Godfrey was an attendant. Ushers were Walter Deneke of Iroquois and Floyd Metzger of Fulton.
Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors, which were decorated in green and white with a touch of pink. The bridal table was centered with a five-tiered wedding cake, flanked with low bowls of blossoms and lighted tapers.
A two course luncheon was served to more than 200 guests. Waitresses at the bridal table were Misses Joan Digerness and Corrine Brewick. Other waitresses were Misses Brandenburg, Donna Davis, Le Nora Woods, Donna Schroeder, Volette Powlowski, Eldeen Anderson, Dona Thompson, Janice Johnson and Patricia Digerness. The hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Johnson, Mrs. Alfred Godfrey and Lyle Johnson.
Misses Dorothy Powlowski, Nadine Erickson and Mrs. Basil Kogel opened the gifts. Miss Rosemary Vetter had charge of the guest book. Mrs. E. T. Lundy, Mrs. Lyle Heljeson and Mrs. Norvel Heljseon poured. Mrs. Lyle Johnson was chairman of the dining room. Mrs. Severt Digerness had charge of the flowers. Mrs. W. e. Hillerns cut the cake and serving it were Mrs. Roy Hutton and Mrs. Clayton Digerness.
Others assisting in preparing the lunch were Mesdames John Berg, Clara Tastad, Joe Egg, Fred Nelson, Harlen Runestad, Ted Nelson, Bernard Uhre, Hiram Runestad, Merril Brewick, Allen K. Johnson, Miles McLeon, Alex Vetter and Leonard Anderson.
Following the reception, Mr. and Mrs. Powlawski left on a wedding trip. For traveling the bride wore a green suit with chestnut accessories, and a corsage from her wedding bouquet.
The bride is a graduate of Mt. Vernon high schooll and also attended Augustana College. At present she is teaching in Cuthbert. The bridegroom graduated from Lane high school. He spent 21 months in service overseas, and since then had been engaged in farming.

From "The Daily Republic", Mitchell, South Dakota
Thursday, November 8, 1951
contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Wessington Spring, S. D. - Miss Eldora Reimer, daughter of Mrs. Rozena Reimer of Wessington Springs, and Albert Lucklum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lucklum, of Huron, were married the evening of Oct. 28 in the American Lutheran church at Huron. The Rev. Sander Tollefson, pastor, officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Miss Loretta Christensen sang, "The Lord's Prayer," with Mrs. Matson as accompanist. The latter also played the wedding marches.
Given in marriage by her brother, Arthur Reimer, the bride wore a white satin gown with lace yoke and long sleeves that tapered at the wrists. Her veil of net, trimmed with white lace, was held in place by pearl orange blossoms. Her corsage was of pink and white carnations.
Miss Doris Reimer was maid of honor, she wore a white satin gown. Her corsage was of yellow carnations.
Bridesmaids were Miss Elsie Reimer, who wore a pink net gown, and Miss Gertrude King of Virgil, who wore a gown of blue net over white satin. Their flowers were yellow carnations.
Leonard Ray Reimer was ring-bearer and Sandra Kay Rasmussen, flower girl.
Eugene Lucklum of Alpena was best man, Ted Reimer and Daniel Reimer, lit the candles and were ushers.
A reception for 125 guests was held at the YWCA headquarters in Huron following the ceremony. Mrs. Eugene Lucklum had charge of the guest book and Mrs. Woodrow Wagner and Mrs. Edward Wagner had charge of the gifts. Waitresses were Mrs. Milton Reimer and Miss LaVois Lucklum. Mrs. Julius Schorzman cut the cake, which was decorated in pink and blue.
The bridegroom is employed in Huron, with the Bureau of Reclamation. The bride has been employed in the Corner Cafe, Woonsocket. Following a short trip, the couple established their home in Huron.
Among out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Schorzman, Scotland; Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Reimer, Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Zell, Menno.



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