Tampico Tornado Thursday, April 24, 1947
Miss Charlotte Vandermoon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Vandermoon of Tampico and Robert Blackert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blackert of Prophetstown were married at two o'clock Saturday afternoon in the parsonage of the Zion United Brethren church of Hooppole. Rev. Harold J. Delly read the double ring ceremony.
The young couple was attended by Miss Beverly Kraft of Sterling and the bride's brother, Vearl Vandermoon.
The bride wore a powder blue crepe gown fashioned with full three-quarter length sleevesgathered into a band, round high neckline, full skirt and wide belt with silver studs. Her corsage was of white carnations.
Miss Kraft wore a dress of pink sheer with a self stripe. Her corsage was of white carnations and she wore a double strand of pearls, a gift from the bride.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents at four o'clock. Dinner was served to about 45 guests. The bridal party and immediate families were seated at one long table and the remaining guests at quartette tables. Pink and white streamers, white wedding bells and baskets of pink and white snapdragons and carnations formed the decorations. A three-tier wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom formed the centerpiece of the bride's table.
For the occation the bride's mother wore a nave blue dress with a white carnation corsage. The groom's mother wore a light blue spring print with a cosage of pink carnations. Mrs. Emma Fehlman, the groom's grandmother wore black with a pink carnation corsage.
The dinner was prepared by Mrs. Frank Marine, Mrs. Harry Swanson and Mrs. Harry Teske. The waitresses, Donna Jean Thompson, Lois Ann Gudgell, Dorothy Vandermoon and Janice Hamilton wore aprons, gifts from the bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Blackert went on a short trip to Chicago and on their return went to their home on the Rodman Thompson farm southeast of Yorktown which they had furnished.