June 1, 1959
St. Patrick Church, Fairfax, Iowa
Jean Thoman is married June 1
Miss Jean Thoman became the bride of Melvin A. Semelroth, Jr., at a 10:30 mass in St. Patrick's church, Fairfax on June 1. The Rev. Bernard White officiated at the double ring ceremony.
The couples' parents are the Harold Thoman of Rural No. 1, Cedar Rapids and the Melvin Semelroths of Atkins.
Fashioned of French Chantilly lace over taffeta, the gown worn by the bride, had lace appliqués traced with iridescent sequins bordering the V-neckline and upper bodice, long sleeves tapering at the wrist. The snugly fitted bodice coming a point on the very full skirt swept into a chapel train. A jeweled Queens crown held the bride's finger tip length, blusher type veil of silver illusion and she carried a cascade bouquet of white carnations and pink rosebuds.
Miss Carolyn Young was the maid of honor and the Misses Barbara Semelroth, Mary Jean Beatty and Mary Martha Stark were bridesmaids. They were attired in pink and blue silk organza with a bateau neckline, fitted bodice and full harem skirt accented with tiny silk bows centered with pearls. They wore Swiss braid crowns with small face veils.
Jim Schminke was best man and Bill Gleue, Francis Douglas and David Primrose were groomsmen. Ushers were Howard Semelroth and Clarence Thoman. Peggy Milota of Oxnard, Calif., and Mike Christiansen were flower girl and rink bearer. The Misses Karen and Jean Jacobi had charge of the guest book and the gifts.
A dinner for 85 guests was given at the Royale ballroom following the ceremony and a dance was given in their honor that evening. The bride has been employed at Collins Radio and the groom is stationed at Fort Sheridan, Ill. They are at home at 910 South Lake street, Apt. No. 9, Mundelein, Ill.