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This Marriage was contributed by: Jerry Head

Sheboygan (Wis) Press, Fri, Oct 31, 1969 (With photo of bride)

St. Peter Claver Service Unites Gartman-Miller Pair

Miss Kathleen Ann Gartman, R. 1, Oostburg, was the bride and James P. Miller, the bridegroom, in a marriage ceremony which took place Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. in St. Peter Claver Church. Officiant was the Rev. Robert M. Hoeller. Two bouquets of all-white chrysanthemums and pompons flanked the altar for the service.

As the bride placed a single red rose at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary, "O Mary, My Queen, My Mother" was sung by Mrs. Loraine Fale. Also, she served as organist for the selection and sang, "Our Father" and "Ave Maria" during the ceremony and provided organ accompaniment.

Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gartman, R. 1, Oostburg. Mr. Gartman presented his daughter in the rite to the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Miller, 1733 Elm Ave.

The bride chose a gown of satin peau for her wedding, styled along A-lines with a full back, falling into a chapel train. Other features of her dress were a peau d'ange lace bodice, bishop sleeves and pearl trim around the scalloped neckline. Lace appliques highlighted the front and back of her skirt and a tiny bow accented the front of her waistline.

Lace petals edged and trimmed with pearls formed her forward tiara headpiece to hold a bouffant pure silk illusion veil. She carried a cascade arrangement of white chrysanthemums, red roses and white pompons. A cousin of the bride, Miss Linda Lorenz of Kohler, had the maid of honor role in a peppermint chiffon sheath dress, featuring a satin empire waistband and a back bow with streamers. Ruffles accented the neckline and cuffs of her long sleeves. Forward chiffon petals, trimmed with bow loops, held her nylon illusion veil and her flowers were a crescent arrangement of bronze and yellow pompons.

Two bridesmaids were gowned identically to the honor aid. They were Miss Mary Beeck, R. 3, Sheboygan, and Miss Nancy Miller, the bridegroom's sister. Jerald Miller was his brother's best man in the ceremony, and a brother of the bride, Neil Gartman, R. 1, Oostburg, was a groomsman, along with Leo Leick III. Guests were shown to their places in church by a cousin of the bride, Jerome Beeck, and Larry Miller, another brother of the bridegroom. Johnny's Supper Club was the scene of a buffet supper during the evening for 350 guests. A reception and dance followed at the same place.

A honeymoon of one week at a resort in Phelps County is planned by the couple, after which they will be at home at 5609A County Trunk J, Sheboygan. Former Miss Gartman was graduated from South High School in 1968 and her husband, one year earlier. She is employed in the office of Leverenz Shoe Co., and he is attending Lakeshore Technical Institute-Sheboygan, in his final year as a candidate for an associate degree in electronics.

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