Family of Joseph and Vione (Schafer) Ekeler

Standing (L to R): Joyce, Joan, Thomas, Larry, James, and Linda
Seated: Joseph and Vione



High School Graduation
Exeter, Nebraska
Joseph G. Ekeler
Vione T. Schafer



Thursday, February 18, 1943, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Miss Vione Schafer, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schafer, and Joseph Ekeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ekeler, were united in marriage at a Nuptial High Mass with Father J. F. Ekeler of Crete, brother of the bridegroom, performing the ceremony.

The bride was attired in a white satin gown with long sleeves and a sweetheart neckline, trimmed with lace. Her double finger tip veil was held in place with  a hand lace crown. She wore white slippers and carried a bouquet of talisman roses and white lilies. Her only ornament was a beautiful pearl and gold locket given to her by her brother, Pfc. Edmund Schafer, of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Marie Ann Ekeler, niece of the bridegroom, was the train bearer

The groom wore medium blue. Fred Ekeler, brother of the bridegroom, attended as best man. Both he and the bridegroom wore boutonnieres of white carnations.

A three course wedding breakfast was served with a beautiful decorated three tier cake topped with a miniature bride and groom, baked by Mrs. Henry Ekeler, and on both side of the cake were vases of beautiful assorted flowers. The guest found their places by means of cards and talisman rose buds.

About 45 guests attended a reception in the evening, given at the home of the brides parents at which time the couple received many beautiful and useful gifts.

The bride an groom are both graduated of the Exeter High School and are establishing their home on the R. I. Bivens farm northwest of Exeter.

Mrs. Otto Manke of Lincoln, a friend of the family, took moving pictures in Technicolor at the church and the home.

Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
February 25, 1943






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