Diane Rae Schmitz / Wilmer F. Krueger & Donna Kay Schmitz / Allan E. Mader
Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy & History

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This Marriage Write-up was contributed by Cathy Moreth Sims

The Sheboygan Press, Thursday, July 16, 1964

Double Wedding of Twins Is Held

Twin sisters, the Misses Diane Rae Schmitz and Donna Kay Schmits were brides of Wilmer F. Krueger and Allan E. Mader, respectively, in a double wedding service and nuptial High Mass on Saturday.

St. Mary's Church, Hilbert, was the setting for the 10 a.m. ceremony of which the Rev. Alfred Loehr was officiant and celebrant of the Mass.

The two brides are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schmitz, R. 2, Hilbert. Parents of the bridegrooms are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Krueger, Sr., R. 1, Hilbert, and Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Mader, Kimberly, Wis.

Parish choir sang the Mass and hymns, "Ave Maria" and "O Lord I Am Not Worthy," were the duets of Mr. and Mrs. David Diedrich. The latter also sang, "Mother at They Feet We Are Kneeling," while the brides placed bouquets at the Blessed Virgin's altar after the Mass.

Schmitz-Krueger Rite

Miss Diane Rae Schmitz appeared in a Chantilly lace and nylon organza gown. Lace, accented with sequins and pearls, edged the fitted bodice and brief sleeves and also the cascade of ruffles, which dipped from the center front to form a chapel train of the billowing skirt. A crown of aurora beads held the bouffant veil of nylon illusion. White gauntlet gloves were worn and red roses were carried. Mr. Schmitz gave his daughter in marriage, after escorting her to the front of the church.

Attendants of this bride were Mrs. Gilbert Krueger, Jr., her sister from Hilbert, and the bridesmaid duo was Miss Mary Siegwarth, Chilton, a cousin of the bridegroom, and Miss Doris Schmitting, Hilbert. The miniature bride, Debbie Loose, came from Potter to take part and wore a duplicate of the bridal dress.

Attire of the honor aid was a floor-length gown of bright pink sheer nylon over taffeta, styled with a scoop neckline and sweetheart sleeves. Straight front of the skirt was reversed in the full flare of the back of the skirt, which was caught with small bows of matching material. Tiny rosettes formed the headpiece that held her veil. Carnations, tinted to match the dress, were her flowers.

The two bridesmaids were garbed in pastel pink and their carnations were tinted to match their dresses.

Another in the procession was Ricky Gruber, the bride's cousin from Chilton, and his role was that of ring bearer.

Male participants were Gilbert Krueger, Jr., Hilbert, the bride's cousin, who assumed the duties of best man. The two groomsmen were Allan See, Chilton, and Albert Krueger, Valders, the latter, a cousin of the bridegroom. His brother, Clarence Krueger, Jr., of Hilbert with Gerald Schmitz, Chilton, the brides' cousin, ushered the latter for both couples.

Allan Mader Claims Bride

In attire slightly different from that of her twin sister, Miss Donna Kay Schmitz wore a silk organza and Chantilly lace gown. Neckline and brief sleeves, the billowing triple ruffle in the front panel of the skirt and the multiple tiers of ruffles were edged with lace. The ruffles cascaded down the back of the billowing skirt to form the chapel sweep train. Nylon tulle petals designed a large rosette that caught the bouffant veil. Red roses were used to design her bouquet. She was escorted to the altar by her grandfather, James Cullen, Sr., New Holstein, who presented her to her father and he, in turn, to the bridegroom.

Miss Lois Pilling of Hilbert, who was chosen as maid of honor, wore a dress that duplicated the one of attendants of the other bride except that the color was cotillion blue. Carnations were tinted to match the dress as were those held by the bridesmaids, Miss Anita Mader and Miss Sedona Schmitz, sisters of the couple. Their dresses were in a pastel blue shade but fashioned exactly like the attire of the other femme in the group. Another miniature bride - Sarah Cullen of Chilton - cousin of the bride, was in the procession along with Frederick Mader, the bridegroom's brother, another ring bearer.

Twin brother of the bridegroom, Gary Mader, attended his brother as best man. Two other brothers, Thomas Schmitz, Iola, with Dennis Mader were groomsmen and the other usher was Lawrence Mader, Jr., Menasha, the bridegroom's cousin.

Festivities for the two couples were a wedding dinner at Kleist's Hall in Potter and a reception, supper and dance at the same hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Krueger will be living on R. 1, Hilbert. The latter was graduated from Hilbert High School and her husband was a student at Chilton High School. He is engaged in farming.

Address of Mr. and Mrs. Mader is R. 1, Menasha. The latter, who has a diploma from Hilbert High School and Humboldt Institute of Minneapolis, Minn., is employed as a secretary at Equitable Life Assurance Society, Appleton. Her husband, an alumnus of Kimberly High School was enrolled at Wisconsin State College, Oshkosh. He is employed at John Strange Carton Co., In Menasha.

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