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Indianans Are Married In Kalona (1973)


Posted By: Melissa Mayhew Grandt (email)
Date: 5/4/2009 at 20:14:22

Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City (Johnson Co.), Iowa, 9 July 1973.

Indianans Are Married In Kalona
Wanda Swartzendruber and Leland C. Graber of Goshen, Ind., were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church near Kalona.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Ora Swartzendruber of Parnell and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Graber of Goshen.

The Rev. Dean Swartzendruber officiated.

The bride's A-line gown had a high neckline, long sleeves and lace bodice. She wore a lace mantilla veil and carried a cascade arrangement of tropicana roses and carnations.

Loris Swartzendruber of Lancaster, Pa., was her sister's maid of honor. Bridesmaid was Deloris Graber of Goshen, sister of the bridegroom.

Their gowns of floral print over lavender taffeta had empire waists and high necklines. They carried bouquets of tropicana carnations, daisies and purple statice.

Best man was Richard Herchberger of Arthur, Ill. Groomsman was Marion Miller of Goshen.

Ushers were Vernon Graber and Kevin Graber of Goshen, brothers of the bridegroom; Elwood Swartzendruber of Kalona, brother of the bride, and David Mayer of Telford, Pa., brother-in-law of the bride.

A reception was held at Hillcrest Union in Kalona.

Mrs. Graber was graduated from Iowa Mennonite School and attended Iowa City Commercial College. She is employed by a Goshen firm. Her husband is a travel trailer repairman in Goshen.


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