Everett Lavern Kruschke

Everett L. Kruschke, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kruschke, 603 Vine Street, Eau Claire, WI, graduated Saturday, August 14 from the Naval Air Training Center, Corpus Christi, Texas and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

He is a former student of Eau Claire State Teachers College.

Photo by Johnson Studio
The marriage of Louise Johanne Grip, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Grip, 916 East Grand Avenue, and Ensign Everett Lavern Kruschke, U.S. Navy Air Corps, took place at one o'clock, Thursday, December 30, at First Lutheran Church. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Reverend  Agnar S. Tanner. A prelude of organ music was played by Oscar Waller. Miss Beverly Kruschke, sister of the groom, sang two songs, Because and Thine Alone, accompanied by Mr. Waller.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March. She wore a gown of white bengaline, princess style, with a sweetheart neckline and long, pointed sleeves. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a Juliet cap of net. She carried a colonial bouquet of white carnations and sweetheart roses.

Miss Betsy Grip, sister of the bride, her only attendant, wore a gown of fuchsia moire taffeta and carried a colonial bouquet of gold chrysanthemums.

Lieutenant Gordon A. Grip, U.S. Army Air Force, cousin of the bride, attended the groom.

Ushers were Ensigns Marvin Foster and Richard Santella, of Eau Claire, and Ensign Ernest Nelson, of Elk Mound.

The bride's mother wore an afternoon dress of black crepe with matching accessories. Her corsage was of white carnations. The groom's mother wore an afternoon dress of black crepe with aqua and black accessories. Her corsage was also of white chrysanthemums.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents.

The couple left on a wedding trip to Chicago and Jacksonville, FL.

Both bride and groom were graduates of the Eau Claire High School in 1939 and attended Eau Claire Teachers College. Mrs. Kruschke is now a senior student in the Luther Hospital School of Nursing. She has returned to her duties at the hospital.

Ensign Kruschke entered the Naval Air Corps in July 1942 and received his training at Iowa City, IA and Glenview, IL. He received his commission last August at Corpus Christi, Texas. He is now at the Naval Air Station at Jacksonville, FL.

The Misses Mary Jane Weese and Jeanne Nelson and Mrs. William Jopke gave a dinner and shower for the bride on December 29 at the Hotel Eau Claire.

Ensign Everett L. Kruschke of Jacksonville, FL is spending a 15-day leave with his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Kruschke, 603 Vine Street. He will report to Norfolk, VA on March 30.