Thursday, January 2, 1958
PRETTY WEDDING IN STERLING CHURCH
Miss Jane Hasselman, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mr. Carl Hasselman became the bride of
Gerald Rosenow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rosenow, in a beautiful ceremony Sunday afternoon
at three o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church in Sterling. Rev. Carl Kalkwarf officiated at the double
The altar was lighted by white tapers in candelabra and decorated with arrangements of white baby
mums and snap dragons. The front of the church auditorium was decorated with poinsettia plants
and a lighted Christmas tree. The pews were marked with white satin bows.
Mrs. Clarence Hasselman, aunt of the bride, was organist, playing the traditional wedding marches
and accompanying Mrs. Lowell Batten, close friend of the couple, who sang I Love Thee before the
ceremony and Wedding Prayer while the couple knelt at the altar. Both had corsages of pink
Miss Ramona Schinderling of Rock Falls, close friend of the bride, was her only attendant. Wayne
Cooper, friend of the bridegroom, was the best man. The ushers were Ronald Rosenow, brother of
the bridegroom and Ronald Hasselman, cousin of the bride. The men in the bridal party all wore
midnight blue tuxedos and had white carnation boutonnieres.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father. her gown was designed of candlelight Duppioni
taffeta. The sculptured basque bodice with tapered sleeves with points over the hands, was graced
with a Sabrina neckline. Insets of rose point applique of Chantilly lace adorned with sequins
embellished the bodice. The voluminous skirt which gathered to a draped fullness in back
extended into a chapel sweep.
Her queen's clip headpiece of spired pearls and sequins was attached to an imported illusion veil
which fell to a graceful fingertip length. She wore pearl earing's, gift of the bridegroom, and carried a
cascade of white roses.
The bride carried out the tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed and
something blue. The white handkerchief she carried belonged to her great grandmother.
The bride's attendant wore a gown of emerald green acetate styled with a Sabrina neckline, an
empire waistline and a princess skirt. Her headpiece was of white velvet. Her shoes matched her
gown and she carried red roses on a white muff.
Mrs. Hasselman chose a dusty rose two-piece dress with winter white accessories for her
daughter's wedding. her corsage was of white gardenias.
The mother of the bridegroom wore a dusty blue suit with black accessories and a pink gardenia
The reception was held immediately following the ceremony. The bride's colors, emerald green and
white, were carried out in the decorations. The bride's table, was decorated with red carnations and
Mrs. Clifford Hasselman, aunt of the bride, cut the three tiered and green leaves with a miniature
bride and bridegroom on the top.
Mrs. Evelyn Hassleman, aunt of the bride, poured the coffee and Mrs. Marvin Ackberg, sister of
the bridegroom, served the punch. Misses Miriam and Ruth Hasselman, cousins of the bride,
served as waitresses. They wore green organdy aprons trimmed with white lace, gifts of the bride.
Mrs. LeVerne Mickley, classmate of the bride, was in charge of the guest book. She had a white
gardenia corsage. Mrs. Ivin Rosenow, sister-in-law of the bridegroom and Miss Joan Johnson,
friend of the bride, were in charge of displaying the gifts. Their gifts from the bride were white
The bride was graduated from Tampico High school with the class of 1955, and is now employed at
the Central National Bank in Sterling. She is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church.
The bridegroom was graduated in 1953 from the Tampico high school, served in the army, and is
now employed at the Whiteside Service station in Tampico.
When they departed on their honeymoon, the bride was wearing a navy blue wool sheath dress with
The young couple will make their home in Tampico where they have furnished a home.
Guests were from Tampico, Deer Grove, Tiskilawa, Prophetstown, Dixon, Sterling and Rock Falls.
After the wedding rehearsal Saturday evening a buffet luncheon was served to the wedding party in
the home of the bride's parents. (end of announcement)