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Patricia Seely


Gender: Female


Spouse: Harold E. Jacobsen

Date of Marriage: June 21, 1947

Marriage Place: Sioux City, IA


A wedding of much interest to many in this vicinity Saturday June 21, was that of Miss Patricia Seely to Harold E. Jacobsen.

The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Seely of Minneapolis, who for many years have spent their summers in their cottage on Sunset beach. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Jacobsen of Sioux City, Iowa.

The wedding took place before some two hundred guests at the Trinity Lutheran church in Sioux City. The church was beautifully decorated with gladioli yellow calla lilies, palms, ferns and candelabra.

Miss Shirley Ann Verstegen, organist, played Lohengrin’s Bridal Chorus, as the bridal party took their place at the altar and the recessional. She also accompanied Miss Elaine Campbell of Minneapolis, who sang “Thine Alone” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was beautifully gowned in shimmer satin, fashioned with a close fitting bodice and long sleeves. The full length veil was trimmed with Venetian lace, an heirloom, and she also wore an heirloom necklace of diamonds and pearls, carrying a bouquet of orchids, lilies of the valley and stephanotis.

Miss Marie Hansen of Minneapolis, maid of honor, Miss Ruth Mosling of Oshkosh, Wis., Miss Jan Herrman of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Donald E. Jacobsen, bridesmaids, were dressed alike, in gowns of marquisette, with panels of aqua, pink and blue, over yellow satin, creating a rainbow effect. They carried bouquets of daisies and trailing ivy.

Don E. Jacobsen was the groom’s best man.

Ushers were the bride’s brother, Charles, of Minneapolis, Lyle Krall, Gordon Graning, Donald Brown of Columbus, Ohio, and John Call.

Mrs. Seely, the bride’s mother, wore ice blue crepe and Mrs. Jacobsen, the groom’s mother, aqua crepe. Their flowers were orchids.

Those from this vicinity attending the ceremony, included the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Lizzie Hvattum, Mrs. Tom Wangsness, Mrs. Ed. Winn, Miss Burson and B. Chamberlain of Spencer.

The wedding guests were entertained at a reception held in the Warrior Hotel, following the ceremony, after which the bride and groom, departed for Colorado Springs, on their wedding trip.

They will be at home after July 10 at 3248 Grand Ave., boulevard, Sioux City, Iowa.

Published in the Spirit Lake Beacon, June 26, 1947 page 6

[Great-great-granddaughter of SGS #3301 – Patricia; Merritt Winter; Charles Merritt; Merritt W.; Harry/Henry (#3301); Eli (#1480); Eli; Jonathan; Joseph; Cornelius; Obadiah]

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