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This Marriage was contributed by: Jerry Head


Sheboygan (Wis) Press, Fri, Oct 25, 1957 (With bride photo)

Miss Rogene Gabrielse Is Wed To Calvin Gartman

Oostburg Christian Reformed Church was the setting for the 7 p.m. wedding Friday, Oct. 18, of Miss Rogene Gabrielse to Calvin Gartman. The marriage service was performed by the Rev. Bernard A. Van Someran, for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gabrielse, Route 1, Oostburg, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Gartman, also of Route 1, Oostburg.

Two bouquets of white gladioli and pompons, ferns and candelabra decorated the church for the wedding. Cousins of the bride furnished the music. Miss Virginia Ver Velde was organist, and accompanied Richard Gabrielse, when he sang "Because" and "The Lord's Prayer."

A sequined Sabrina neckline, Chantilly lace bodice, long fitted sleeves and a bouffant tulle skirt, with four paneled lace inserts, fashioned the bridal gown. The bride's headpiece was a half-crown, trimmed with pearls and sequins. It held a silk illusion veil. The bride carried a cascade bouquet of feathered, white carnations and red garnet roses, when she was escorted to the altar by her father.

Miss Marianne Meerdink was maid of honor and appeared in a green gown, with a strapless bodice, which had a folded stole, a pepium front and a back bow over a full skirt. Her flowers were a cascade arrangement of white, yellow and bronze pompons. She also carried the bridegroom's ring. Bridesmaids were Miss Mary Lou Le Mahieu, Miss Jean Navis, a cousin of the bridegroom, and junior bridesmaid, Sandra Kalk, the bride's cousin. Their dresses and flowers duplicated those of the maid of honor. The miniature bride was a cousin of the bride, Martha Kalk. She was attired in the same garb as the bride and carried the same type of flowers. The role of the miniature bridegroom was taken by another cousin of the bride, Jack Heinen. Best man was a brother of the bridegroom, Robert Gartman, who also carried the bride's ring. A brother of the bride, Donald Gabrielse, and the bridegroom's brother, Glenn Gartman, were groomsmen. Junior groomsman was a brother of the bride, Gerald Gabrielse. Those serving in the capacity of ushers were Ronald Jensma and Wayne Sandee.

Three-hundred and thirty persons were present at the wedding reception, which was held in the Oostburg High School gymnasium.

After a two-week honeymoon trip to Florida, the newly-married couple will reside at the home of the bride's parents.

Both are graduates of Oostburg High School. The bride worked at Musebeck Shoe Co., Cedar Grove, and Kohler Co. is the place of employment for the bridegroom.


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