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Carol Jean (Goering) Baker

Born -  Thursday, June 8, 1939

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Baptized - Sunday, August 20, 1939

Confirmed -  Sunday, March 29, 1953





Remember Our VeteransHusband - Gary Burdette Baker

Born - Thursday, September 14, 1939

Stromsburg, Polk County, Nebraska


Gary & Carol (Goering) Baker


Gary & Carol Jean (Goering) Baker

Married - Sunday, September 18, 1960

Zion United Church of Christ

Talmage, Otoe County, Nebraska



Carol Goering

Is Bride Of Gary Baker



Miss Carol Goering, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Goering of Johnson, became the bride of Gary B. Baker of Kearney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Baker of Stromsburg, September 18, at 6:30 P.M. ceremony at the Zion United Church of Christ in Talmage.

The double ring ceremony was solemnized by Reverend Robert Alpers, Pastor of the Church, in the presence of 200 Guests.  The altar was adorn with baskets of lavender chrysanthemums and white pom-poms and two seven-branch candelabras.  White nylon net ribbon with silver bells marked the pews.

Mrs. Leroy Nelson of Stromburg played traditional wedding music during the service.  She accompanied Lee Nelson of Lincoln who sang "Because", "With This Ring I Thee Wed" and "The Lord's Prayer".

The Bride was escorted to the altar by her Father, who gave her in marriage. She appeared in a lovely floor-length gown fashioned of floret embroidered tulle over white taffeta featuring a Sabrina neckline edged with tiny appliquéd rosette, and tapered sleeves that came to points over the wrists.  The voluminous skirt had cascades of tulle ruffles over white taffeta completely encircling it.  The over skirt in redingote effect, was of embroidered tulle.  Her fingertip veil of double tiered imported silk bridal illusion, was caught by a double princess crown of lace and seed pearls.  She carried a lace covered Bible marked with a lavender orchid and lily of the valley with white satin streamers.  Her jewelry, a gift of the groom was pearl earrings.

Miss Lois Neubauer of Lincoln was maid of honor.  Bridesmaids were Miss Judith Lewis of Grand Island and Marlys Hadenfeldt of Kearney.   The attendants wore identical cocktail length frocks of Lavender silk chiffon over lavender net  and taffeta. They wore matching crown tiaras with halo veils and carried a nosegay of white gladioli in colonial arrangement.

Beverly Wakelin, a niece of the bride was flower girl.  She also wore a lavender chiffon dress identical to the attendants, and carried a white and lavender basket filled with lavender rose petals.

Harold Rosenkotter of Grand Island was best man.  Richard Fusby of Hastings cousin of the groom, and Larry Kinberg of Stromsburg, friend of the groom, were groomsmen.  Boyd Wakelin of Brock, and Dale Stukenholtz of Lincoln, brothers-in-law of the bride, and Ronald Baker of Stromsburg, brother of the groom,  were ushers.  The men of the bridal party wore white dinner jackets and lavender boutonnières.

The candelabra were lighted by Susan Kay Baker, sister of the Groom, and Kenneth Goering brother of the bride.  They were dressed identical to the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Mrs. Goering, mother of the bride, wore a navy sheer dress with white and navy accessories.  Mrs. Baker, mother of the groom, wore a logan green dress with dark green accessories.


Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in

the church parlors with Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hahn as host

and hostess. Centering the serving table was a four-tier white

and lavender wedding cake, topped with a miniature bride and groom.

Mrs. Boyd Wakelin and Mrs. Dale Stukenholtz, sisters of the bride,

cut and served the cake. Mrs. Ronald Baker, sister-in-law of

the groom, poured coffee and Mrs. Evelyn Gobber,

cousin of the bride, was in charge of the punch bowl.

Assisting with the serving were members of the Women's

Guild of the Church.

The guest book was attended by Mrs. Dale Stukenholtz. The

gifts were displayed by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Adcock of

Shenandoah, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Fahrlander of Diller.

For her going away dress, the bride wore a brown and black sheath

with black accessories and the orchid from her bridal bouquet.

Following a two-week wedding trip to Denver and other places

of interest in Colorado, the couple will reside

at 3418 Avenue "A", Kearney.

The bride is a 1959 graduate of the Vocational School of

Practical Nursing, Kearney State College, and is employed

at the Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney.

The bridegroom attended the University of Nebraska, and is

presently employed by the West Central Co-op Grain

Company of Kearney.

Out-of-town guests were from Hastings, Kearney, Grand Island,

Stromsburg, Osceola, York, Milford, Aurora, Hampton,
Benedict, Lincoln, Overton, Diller, Omaha, Papillion,

Nebraska City, Auburn, Brock, Humboldt, Johnson,
Elk Creek and Shenandoah, Iowa.



Auburn Press-Tribune


October 4, 1960









Daughter - Kim Lanette (Baker) Stockman

Born - August 30, 1967

Married - July 11, 1987

Remember Our VeteransHusband - Troy Preston Stockman


Daughter -  Jyl LaNae (Baker) Webb

Born - February 2, 1970

Married - November 13, 1993

Husband - Raymond Matthew Webb




Sister - Marlene Elizabeth (Goering) Wakelin

Born - April 5, 1934


Sister - Joyce Elaine (Goering) Stukenholtz

Born - January 6, 1936


Brother - Kenneth Lee Goering

Born - June 12, 1945




Father - Alvin Edwin Goering

Mother - Esther Sophia Emma (Bohling) Goering








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