Frank and Geraldine Tieso


Geraldine Frances Menke and Frank W. Tieso

At nine o'clock on the morning of June 1, 1944, Miss Geraldine Frances Menke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Menke, became the bride of Sgt. Frank W. Tieso, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin C. Tieso of Boston, Mass.

Rev. A. A. Antochowski, celebrant at the Nuptial High Mass, officiated at the marriage using a double ring ceremony.

St. Stephen's choir rendered the Mass of the Little Flower and used the Angelus Domini, "Ave Maria" for the offertory.

Mrs. Tieso chose Miss Frances Tieso for her bridesmaid, who wore a frock of powder blue, chenille embroidered, taffeta. The shirred close fitting bodice had short puffed sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. The full flared skirt was cut floor length. Her crown of chenille lattice was of matching blue and had shoulder length streamers of Alice blue veiling held to the crown with silk and velvet rose of the same color. White elbow length lace mitts completed her costume, and she carried an arm bouquet of talisman roses and maiden-hair fern tied with rose pink tulle.

The bride's dress of white silk organza was made with short full bodice gathered into a wide fitted girdle cut diamond shape in  front. The full sleeves were gathered into wrist bands of Chantilly lace. The full gathered skirt fell from the girdle to the floor in graceful folds ending in a long full sweeping train. Her double finger-tip veil of illusion was edged in wide silk Chantilly lace and held in place with a crown of orange blossoms. She wore a three-strand pearl necklace and carried a sterling silver Rosary, gifts of the groom. Her shower bouquet was of Johanna Hill Roses, maiden-hair fern, and satin streamers.

Clarence Myers, uncle of the bride acted as best man for Sergeant Tieso.

Mrs. Tieso graduated from St. Stephen parochial school and the Exeter High School. She has been a successful teacher for a number of years, teaching the past two years in District 72, south of Exeter. 

Sergeant Tieso graduated from St. Gregory's High School at Dorchester, Mass. He was engaged in the trucking business with his father and brothers before being inducted into the Army. At present he is stationed at Fairmont Army Airfield.  

Following the ceremony a three-course breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Menke east of Exeter, at noon to the immediate members of the two families.

Mrs. Clarence Myers and Mrs. Jack Leininger, aunts of the bride and a cousin, Miss Evelyn Menke, were in charge of the breakfast and dining room. A large three-tiered wedding cake and white carnations and pink snap dragons were used as a centerpiece for the table, and spring flowers were used in all the rooms.

Out-of-town guests were Mrs. Benjamin C. Tieso and Miss Frances Tieso, mother and sister of the groom, of Boston, Mass. Mrs. Jack Devaney of Fullerton, California, and Cadet Nurse Joanna Menke of Lincoln sisters of the bride, and Mrs. Jack Leininger and Maryln of Sutton.

Sergeant and Mrs. Tieso have many friends who wish them a happy life together.

Fillmore County News
 Exeter, Nebraska
Thursday, June 8, 1944


Frank W. Tieso

Frank W. Tieso, 85, of Lincoln passed away on October 24, 2004.

Tieso was a retired postal clerk and World War II Army Air Corp veteran.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lincoln and the American Legion Post in Exeter.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Sally of Lincoln; son, Jim of Lincoln; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Cal Stuhmer of Sutton and Nancy and Greg Meyerle of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Tieso of Milton, Mass.; sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Angelo Morello of Melrose, Mass.; brother and sister-in-law, Benjamin and Betty Tieso of Hyde Park, Mass.; brother, John Tieso of Hyde Park, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother; four sisters; and one grandson.

Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 28 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lincoln with Father Liam Barr officiating.

Graveside service took place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 28 at the Exeter Cemetery.

Memorials are asked to the church or Pink Sisters.

Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

The Nebraska Signal
 Geneva, Nebraska
Wednesday, November 3, 2004


Geraldine Frances Menke Tieso

Geraldine F. Tieso, 90, of Lincoln, widow of Frank, formerly of Exeter, died Friday July 11, 2008.

She was a former cook at Holmes Lake Manor and Exeter Care Center. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Altar Society.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Sally; son, James; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Greg Meyerle, all of Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Calvin Stuhmer of Sutton; sister, Jo Schuller of Lincoln; brother-in-law, Richard Hansen of Ankeny, Iowa; 12 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, one brother, and one grandson.

A Mass of Christian burial was held July 15 at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Lincoln, with Monsignor Liam Barr officiating.

Graveside services were at the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter.

Memorials may be made to the church or the Alzheimer's Association.

Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

The Nebraska Signal
 Geneva, Nebraska
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

John and Elizabeth Nevin Menke

(Standing - Back Row - Left to Right)
Alma (Menke) Devaney, Ann Catherine (Menke) Mooberry, Geraldine (Menke) Tieso,
 Arliene (Menke) Ragan, Mary (Menke) Vavrina and Joanna (Menke) Schuller


(Sitting - Front Row - Left to Right)
Elizabeth (Menke) Hansen, John Menke, Elizabeth "Lillie" (Nevin) Menke and
John "Johnny" Menke, Jr.