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Marilyn Betty Jacobson marries Harvey William Vosika on November 21, 1959

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Married on November 21, 1959 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart, Minnesota.

Published in the Sacred Heart News on December 10, 1959, is the following about the wedding. Marilyn’s family donated her wedding dress and veil to RCHS March 2021.

Marilyn Jacobson and Harvey Vosika wed November 21

            The marriage of Marilyn Betty Jacobson and Harvey William Vosika took place Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Sacred Heart.

            The parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Millard Jacobson of Sacred Heart; the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Vosika of Danube.

            Pastor Donald A Borlaug conducted the double ring service in a setting of candlelight, ferns, and bouquets of yellow and white mums. The pews were marked with white bows.

            The bride entered in the arm of her father, to the music of Gounod’s Marche Romaine processional, played on the organ by Mrs. Rudolph Nelson. The recessional was the Mendelsohn wedding march. John Isaak, a soloist sang “O Perfect Love and the Wedding Prayer.

            The bride’s gown was fashioned with a floor-length skirt of nylon tulle, tiers outlined in imported Chantilly lace over bridal satin. The molded bodice was of Chantilly lace over satin with a Queen Victoria collar and traditional long sleeves. The bodice and collar were embroidered in iridescent sequins. Her veil was a coronet of lace embroidered in pearls, with a fingertip length veil of silk illusion. Her flowers were white-feathered mums and talisman roses. Her gift from the groom was a pearl necklace and matching earrings.

            Maid of honor was Dorothy Meyer, friend of the bride. Wanda McBroom, cousin of the bride, and Janet Vosika, sister of the groom, were bridesmaids. They all wore gowns of copper crystallite fashioned with a square neckline coming to a V in back, with full puffed sleeves and full ballerina length skirt with a cummerbund. They wore matching headpieces with crown and veil and carried yellow and bronze mums. Their gifts from the bride were pearl necklaces and earrings.

            Pamela Blagsvedt, a friend of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a floor-length gown of silk organza, full-skirted on a molded bodice with bell sleeves and a small collar. The taffeta midriff ended in a bow with drape ends at center back. She carried a cascade bouquet of yellow and bronze mums and wore her gift from the bride, a pearl necklace.

            Mrs. Ben Bersle, aunt of the bride was her personal attendant.

            The groom’s attendants were his brother-in-law, Ardell Lossow, as best man, his friends Norman Blume and Richard Tauber as groomsmen, and the bride’s little friend, Del Ray Lecy as ring bearer. They all wore white dinner jackets with midnight blue trousers, black cummerbunds and bow ties. They wore white carnation boutonnieres. The groom wore white gold cuff links and tie clasp given him by the bride. His gifts to his attendants were gold cuff links and tie clasps.

            Orlando Johnson, classmate of the bride and Dale Klemenhagen, cousin of the groom, were ushers. They wore white dinner jackets and black cummerbunds and bowties, with white carnation boutonnieres.

            The bride’s mother wore a two-piece suit dress in royal blue and black, with matching accessories. The mother of the groom wore a blue and black-figured dress with matching accessories. Their corsages were of white mums and talisman coursages.

            Corsages were presented to the three grandmothers, Mrs. Inger Jacobson of Sacred Heart, Mrs. Mary Vosika of Olivia and Mrs. Fred Schmidt of Danube.

            Two hundred and fifty guests were received in the church parlors following the wedding. A four-tiered wedding cake and candles formed the centerpiece of the bridal table. Mrs. Ardelle Lossow, sister of the groom, was in charge of the guest book. At the gift table were Mrs. Vyonne Dickey, cousin of the bride and Mrs. Dirk Allen, Mrs. David Albu and Miss Barbara Kvernes, friends.

            Mrs. Ben Bersle, aunt of the bride and Mrs. Bill Schmidt, aunt of the groom, had charge of the coffee service. Cutting the cake were Mrs. Guy Jacobson, aunt of the bride, Mrs. Al Klemenhagen, aunt of the groom. All were presented with corsages.

            The waitresses were Sharon Schmidt, cousin of the groom, Dianne McBroom, cousin of the bride, Marilyn Vosika, sister of the groom, and Marlyn Eliason, Evelyn Hardy, Elsie Olson, Mrs. Roger Robinson and Henrietta Meyer, friends of the bride. They were presented with nylon aprons by the bride. The ladies aid of the church took care of work in the kitchen.

            Mr. and Mrs. Vosika are now at home in Olivia, after a wedding trip to Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Iowa and Illinois.

            Guests who attended the wedding were from Willmar, Granite Falls, Danube, Olivia, Renville, Bird Island, Montevideo, Hendricks, Lake Lillian, Cottonwood, Belview, Clara City and Stillwater.

            Mr. and Mrs. Sid Blagsveldt, friends of the bride, assisted as host and hostess.

Editor’s Note: A big thank you to our volunteer, Linda Balk for typing up this from the newspaper. RCHS continues to work on the Wedding Dress exhibit. RCHS received over 10 new dresses for the collection to fill out the decades. We will be publishing a press release when the exhibit is complete.