Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 19, 1975 · Page 58
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 58

Freeport, Illinois
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Saturday, July 19, 1975
Page 58
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St. Low's Honeymoon Follows Lena Rites White and puik daisies, carnations and babies'-breath decorated Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Lena for the wedding of Miss Debra Kay Lobdell and Mark Phillip Stephan on June 7 at 2 p.m. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lobdell of Lena. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stephan of Pearl City are parents of the bridegroom. The Rev. Franklin Samuelson performed the double-ring ceremony. Mrs. David Schulz was organist and accompanied Pam Otte, soloist. Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a polyester crepe and organza Empire gown fashioned with full sheer sleeves. Her chapel-length MRS. MARK STEPHAN veil was edged with lace, and pink daisies, white carnatiqns and babies'- breath formed her bouquet. Attend Bride Miss Wendy Kuehl of Freeport was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Cherie Schafer of McConnell and Miss Patti Owens and Miss Diane Roshei- sen, both of Freeport. The attendants wore flowered polyester crepe'gowns and picture hats. The maid of honor wore blue, and the bridesmaids wore yellow, green and pink gowns, respectively. They carried pink daisies, white carnations and babies' breath. Also wearing a blue flowered polyester crepe gown was the flower girl, Tricia Lobdell of Lena. Best man was T. J. Freytag of Freeport. Groomsmen were Doug Edler and Jeff Farwell, both of Pearl City, and Don Strohecker of Freeport. Seating guests were Brian Van Horn, Terry • Schubert, Mark Frey and Mike Miche, all of Pearl City. Carries Rings Brent Chamberlain of Algonquin carried the rings. A reception was held at the church, and the newlyweds left for a honey- moon trip to St: Louis. The bride, a 1974 graduate of Lena- Winslow High School, is attending Highland Community College and is employed by Economy Fire & Casualty Co., Her husband, a 1973 graduate of Pearl City High School, is engaged in farming with his father. Mr. and Mrs. Stephan are living at. Pearl City Route 1. Missouri To Be Home Of Newlyweds Miss Mary Ann Gabrielson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas G. Larson of Dakota, exchanged wedding vows with Richard Thomas Brewer at 4 p.m. June 7 in the Apostolic Tabernacle in Rockford. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brewer of Feriton, Mo. The Rev. Orville Overton officiated. The church was decorated with'two altar vases of white and lavender Kilian daisies and two nine-branched candelabra. The' candles were lighted by Tanna Larson, sister of the bride, and Sherry Parrot, who wore lavender gowns and daisy headpieces. Bonnie Grant and Patti Parrptt, were organist and soloist, respectively. Bridal Gown Has Tiered Skirt The.bride's gown had lace sleeves and a skirt formed of four tiers of lace, ea a ch accented with pearls. Accenting the neckline wag a rose with pearl leaves. Her cascade bouquet contained pink roses, lavender daisies and babies'-breath. Teresa Gabrielson was her sister's maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lisa Deisher, Sherry Konkle and Kathy Upchurch, sister of the bride. ' The attendants wore lavender satin gowns trimmed with lavender and white lace. Their matching hats were accented with silk roses, and they carried colonial bouquets of lavender and white daisies, pink roses and babies'- breath. <• MRS. RICHARD BREWER • -., Flower girl.was'Amy JO Hawks, and ring bearer was Daniel Larson, brother of the bride. • Leonard Parrott Jr. was best man. Groomsmen were Larry Brewer, brother of the bridegroom, John Mar- stien and Jim Crum. Dennis Crabtree and Nathan Reever ushered. • Daisies and greens were used in decoration at the reception after the ceremony. • . The newly weds are living in Hazelwood, Mo., after a wedding trip to the Ozarks, Silver Dollar City and the Shepherd of the Hills. •' ' ' MRS. CHARLES DONAHUE III Embury United Methodist Church was the setting for the wadding of Miss Gay Ann Knapp and Charles Henry Donahue III on June 14. The Rev. William Blomberg performed the double-ring ceremony at 7:30 p:m. before an altar decorated with ajn arrangement of white gladioli, yellow roses, white pompons,, babies'- breath and Jack Frost roses in a crystal compote. The pews were marked with individual hurricane lamps adorned with nosegays of leather leaf and babies'-breath tied with white satin bows. Miss Velma Wachlin provided organ music. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. William Vehmeier of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Freeport. The bridegroom's parents are Mrs. William East, 580 Brad Mar Drive, and Charles Henry Donahue of Encino, Calif. Bride Wears Princess Gown The bride chose an organza gown with the Princess lines defined in Alen- con lace. The bouffant sleeves were fitted at the wrist, and the train flowed from a "bustle. Her cathedral-length veil was trimmed Mn matching lace. ; She carried a cascade bouquet of Jack Frost roses, babies'-breath, step- '• Knapp Becomes Bride hanotis, lilies of the valley and leather leaf. . _ . She was given in marriage by her uncle, Dr. John D: Clayton of Polo. Miss Diane Wilczynski of Oa v k Park was maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Miss Georgia Diddens, Miss LuAnn Kryder "and Mrs. Thomas Pieper. They wore pale yellow chiffon over taffeta Empire gowns with deep cape collar highlighted by a matching bow. They carried nosegays of babies'- breath and leather leaf, centered with 'a yellow silk poppy and tufts of yellow satin ribbons. Brother Is Best Man Christopher Donahue of Encino served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Tom Clayton" of Polo,.Tom Brooks and Robert Higgins. . Ushers were Guanar.Ekis of Bloom- ingtoh, Paul Clayton of Polo, Steve Heitman and Paul Deininger. Guests were received at 8:30 at the Germania Club. The buffet table held a large ? arrangement of yellow' roses, white gladioli, pompons and Jack Frost roses in a crystal compote, flanked by three-branched silver candelabra. The newlyweds, who are living in Ft. Page 10 Fraeport Journal-Standard. Weekender, Saturday-Sunday, July 19,20. 1976 Collins, Colo., took a wedding trip to Colorado. Mrs. Donahue received.a bachelor of science in education degree at Illinois State University in Normal. Her husband received a bachelor of science degree in biology at ISU and is a graduate assistant in botany working toward" his master's degree at Colorado State University. Miss Joyce Henriksen, Donald Johnson Wed In Little Brown Church - Miss Joyce E. Henriksen and Donald A. Johnson were married June 27 in the Little Brown Church in the Vale at Nashua, Iowa. The bride is the.daughter of Mrs. Margaret Henriksen 'of Lena and the late William Henriksen. Mr. Johnson's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Johnson of Rockford. Mrs. Henriksen is employed by the Rockford office of the State of Illinois Division of Unemployment Compensation. Her husband is employed by Rockford Products Corp. The couple is residing in Rockford.

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