Lyman County Marriages


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.

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