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This Marriage was contributed by: Jerry Head

Sheboygan (Wis) Press, Thurs, June 13, 1963, p23
(With photo of bride)

Plymouth Ceremony Unites Miss Marotz, R. J. Smith

The wedding of Miss Patricia Ann Marotz and Richard J. Smith took place at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth.

Bouquets of iris and peonies decorated the main altar of the church for the service which included celebration of a nuptial Mass by the Rev. Lawrance J. Waleske, officiant.

John Prindiville, organist, played a prelude of music arranged by Rossini and also accompanied the singers, Mrs. James Landgraf and Harold Ziegler, who sang the Mass. Mrs. Landgraf was heard in "Ave Maria" at the offertory and following the Mass, Mr. Ziegler presented "On This Day O Beautiful Mother," sung as the bride placed a presentation bouquet of white carnations.

In front pews were parents of the principals, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Marotz, 207 Mead Ave., and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Smith, 631 Riverview Dr., all of Plymouth. Mr. Marotz presented his daughter in the service.

The bride appeared in a gown of nylon organza and lace designed with an organza bodice augmented with lace overlay. A sabrina neckline and short lace sleeves were other bodice details. An overskirt highlighted with lace rosettes distinguished the skirt marked at the hem with flounces of lace and sheer. A bouffant veil of silk illusion draped from a coronet of seed pearls and crystals and she carried a crescent of white roses and stephanotis. Miss Barbara Marotz served her sister as maid of honor and Miss Shirley Lasek had the role of bridesmaid. Both wore aqua frocks of satapeau made with a large cabbage rose at the front of the dome-silhouette skirt. The fitted bodice had a set-in midriff, draped cowl neckline and short sleeves. A crown of pearled Italian filigree and braid held their short veils in matching aqua and their bouquets were fashioned of yellow roses and stephanotis. John Smith attended his son as best man and the groomsman was William Marotz, the bride's brother. Ushers were Tom Weber of West Bend, a cousin of the bridegroom, and Keith Rosche of Plymouth.

A buffet luncheon was held at the Hotel Mitchell for 150 guests. Among those present were Mrs. Edna Marotz, grandmother of the bride, who came from Pennsylvania, and others from St. Paul, Minn., Antigo and Milwaukee, Wis. After a short honeymoon trip to Wisconsin Dells, Mr. and Mrs. Smith are at home at 631 1/2 Riverview Dr., Plymouth. Both are graduates of Plymouth High School; the bridegroom is a student at Lakeland College.

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