William "Bunk" August Ekeler
Frances Elizabeth (Geiger) Ekeler
February 20, 1946
At St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter, Wednesday morning, February 20th, Miss Francis Geiger, daughter of Peter Geiger, and William Ekeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ekeler, Sr., were united in marriage at a Nuptial High Mass with Father John F. Ekeler performing the ceremony. St. Stephen's chior sang the Mass, accompanied at the organ by Father A. A. Antochowski.
The bride wore a light blue dressmaker's suit with brown accessories. Her corsage was of pink roses and white sweet peas. The bride chose as her attendant her sister, Miss Genevieve Geiger of Kansas City. She wore a light gray dressmaker's suite with light gray accessories. Her corsage was of red roses and white sweet peas. Leo Ekeler, brother of the bridegroom, attended as best man.
A three-course wedding dinner was served at the home of the bridegroom's parents to the immediate families
Both the bride and the bridegroom attended Exeter High School. Mr. Ekeler was engaged in farming until called to military service in April of 1942, and was discharged from the Army on January 4, 1946. Mr. and Mrs. Ekeler will live on a farm north of Exeter.
A large number of relatives and friends attended a miscellaneous shower Sunday afternoon, February 17th, at the home of Mrs. Allie Ruhl, honoring Miss Frances Geiger, whose marriage to William Ekeler took place February 20th. Games were sponsored by Mrs. Edmund Klemm and were enjoyed by all. Many useful and beautiful gifts were opened after which sandwiches, angel food cake and coffee were served.
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