Dwight Donald and Mary Anne (Ekeler) Doran



The marriage of Mary Anne Ekeler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ekeler Jr., of Exeter to Dwight Doran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Doran of Lincoln, was solemnized at a Nuptial High Mass on Saturday, November 20th, 10:00a.m., at St. Stephens's Catholic Church in Exeter,

Rt. Rev. Msgr. John F. Ekeler, uncle of the bride, performed the double-ring ceremony, before an altar decorated with bouquets of white chrysanthemums.

Nuptial music was played at the organ by Mrs. John Menke.

Henry Ekeler, uncle of the bride, sang a solo, "On This Day, O Beautiful Mother", accompanied by Agnes Ekeler, cousin of the bride.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride appeared in a gown of traditional ivory satin, styled with long fitted sleeves, which came to a point at the wrist. The bodice featured a net yoke outlined with chantilly lace and came to a point in front with sequins and buttons down the back. The full gathered skirt terminated into a cathedral train, and she wore a fingertip veil fastened to a bonnet shaped crown. Her jewelry was single strand of pearls, which had been worn by her mother at her wedding. She carried a white satin prayer book and bouquet of white roses.

Miss Frances Ekeler, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and wore a blue gown of net over satin. The Misses Darlene Doran, Donna Culwell and Arlene Olderog were bridesmaids and were attired in blue gowns and white headbands. They carried colonial bouquets of white chrysanthemums.

Mary Ellen Bougger, cousin of the bride, served as flower girl. Her gown was of white net over satin, with matching headband and she carried a basket of white chrysanthemums.

John Ekeler, brother of the bride, served as best man.

A reception and dinner were held following the ceremony in the IOOF Hall.

Mrs. Doran is a graduate of St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing and is employed at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

Mr. Doran was recently stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, in San Angelo, Texas and is now attending the University of Nebraska.


Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
December 9, 1954



Children of Dwight and Mary Anne (Ekeler) Doran
Joseph Doran | Geri Doran Yanes | Paul Doran | Frank Doran
Fred Doran | Dorene (Doran) Watson


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