Jane Louise Rosenberger
Jane Rosenberger's Engagement Announced To Mr. Arthur Dralle.
Miss Rosenberger is a graduate of Handley high school, class of 1936, and of State Teacher's college, Farmville. Before going to Lenai, Hawaii where she is now teaching math she taught at the Handley high school.
Miss Rosenberger is expected here Sept. 30.
Mr. Dralle is head field auditor of the Dole Pineapple Co. in Lanai.
The wedding will take place in December.
Jane Louise and Mary Virginia Rosenberger
Winchester Evening Star, Winchester, Virginia, Tuesday, November 16,
Miss Jane Louise Rosenberger Marries Mr. Arthur Francis Dralle of New York
Miss Jane Louise Rosenberger daughter of Mrs. John A. Rosenberger and the late Mr. Rosenberger of this city, became the bride of Mr. Arthur Francis Dralle, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Dralle Sr., of New York City, at a ceremony performed at 430 p.m. Dec 19, at her home on Peyton St. in the presence of relatives and intimate friends. The Rev. Lewis Havermale, pastor of Market St. Methodist church, officiated at the double ring ceremony.
The vows were repeated before an improvised alter arranged among palms and two seven-branched candelabra. Bowls of white chrysanthemums placed throughout the room added to the bridal motif. Tradition wedding music was played before and during the ceremony by Miss Mildred Jones of Winchester and Washington. .
The bride was dressed in a soft light blue dressmaker suit with a small blue hat, black accessories and an orchid corsage.
Miss Mary Virginia Rosenberger, sister of the bride and her only attendant, wore a green gabardine suit with black accessories and a corsage of yellow roses.
Captain Gus H. Grisard of Washington served as best man.
Mrs. Rosenberger wore a navy blue dress with a corsage of red roses, and Mrs. Dralle, mother of the bridegroom, was attired in a black print dress with a red rose corsage, Miss Henrietta Fuller, aunt of the bride, wore a brown crepe dress and a corsage of red roses.
The bridal table was beautifully decorated with a lace tablecloth and white candles. An unusually attractive note was added by a lei of small orchids surrounding the wedding cake. The lei was flown from Hawaii.
Mrs. Claude Grim, Miss Louise Duncan and Miss Holly Kinney assisted in serving the guests.
After a short honeymoon the couple will return here for Christmas, and will then leave for Lanai, Territory of Hawaii, where the groom is employed as chief auditor for Dole Pineapple Co.
Mrs. Dralle, a graduate of Handley high school and Farmville State Teachers college, has been teaching high school on Lanai two years. Before going to Hawaii she was on the Handley high school faculty.
Out of town guests included the bridegroom parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Dralle Sr., Miss Joan Hechler and Mrs. Paula Dralle all of New York City, Mr. and Mrs. Pearson Scott and daughter Betsey of Heathesville; and Capt. and Mrs. Gus Grisard and son Johnny of Falls Church.
Parties for the couple included a luncheon for out of town guests and the bridal party given Sunday by Miss Mary Virginia Rosenberger at the George Washington hotel; a dinner for the bridal party given by Mr. and Mrs. Huyette Light at their home in Stephenson; a kitchen shower given by the teachers of Lanai high school, and a tea and shower given by Mrs. William Dralle Sr. at her home in New York City.
The Winchester Star - December 2, 1999
Mrs. Dralle was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Winchester, the daughter of John A. and Mary Fuller Rosenberger. She was a school teacher at JFK. High School in Guam and retired after 22 years. She was a graduate of Longwood College and was a member of St. Paulís on the Hill Episcopal Church, Winchester Retired Teachers Association, Womenís Civic League, and the American Association of University Women. She was a volunteer at the Winchester Welcome Center and C-CAP.
She married Arthur F. Dralle on Dec. 19, 1948 , in Winchester. Mr. Dralle died Dec. 11, 1980.
Surviving are a son, Arthur F. Dralle Jr. of Bloomington, Ill.; a daughter, Susan Dralle Boucher of Pelham, NH.; and two sisters, Mary Rosenberger of Winchester and Emilie Grisard of Spring Lake Heights, N.J.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paulís on the Hill Episcopal Church, with the Rev. David Wakeland and the Rev. Michael Mohn officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester 22601.
Omps Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Jane Louise Rosenberger as written by her son Arthur Jr.
The birth of Jane was preceded by the birth of her older sister Mary Virginia in July 1914. The third daughter, Emilie Fuller, came to the Rosenberger family on June 1920.
On May 1933, Jane's father passes away.
She attended State Teacher's college in Farmville, Virginia. Before going to Lanai, Hawaii in 1946, she taught math at the Handley high school. She taught high school on Lanai for two years before marrying Arthur.
On December 19, 1948 she married Arthur Francis Dralle at 121 Peyton St. Winchester, Virginia. Lewis Havermale, pastor of Market St. Methodist church, officiated at the double ring ceremony. The two of them continued to live in Lanai when in December 12, 1949, a son, Arthur Francis Dralle Jr. was born.
In 1950, the family moved to Kailua, Hawaii on the north eastern shore of Oahu. In 1952 the family moved to Ponape, in the Micronesia.
In1954 Arthur became employed by the USN - Civil Service and the family moved to Guam. On Guam. Jane took up teaching again at the George Washington High School, Wettengel Elementary School, and Tumon Jr. Sr. High School (later JFK).
On December 6, 1958, a daughter, Susan Lynn Dralle was born. This was the second child and last child born.
On August 28, 1959, Jane's mother passed away from a massive stroke.
On November 1962, Jane's family experienced a disaster. Typhoon Karen with sustained winds of 180 mph and gusts to 207 mph struck the island. The house was severely damaged and was unlivable.
During their years living on Guam, Jane's family visited the United States many times visiting family and sightseeing. They also visited the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Okinawa.
In 1969, I decided that I was going to join the Navy and see the world. It was then when my parents became more like friends. I remember staying up one evening just talking about whatever. Something I never really had done before. One story comes to mind. My mother grew up in Winchester, Virginia. Her grandfather was the station manager for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Winchester. Well anyway, they lived next door to the Byrd family. One son Harry, became Governor of Virginia and a U.S. Senator for 33 years, another, Tom was a respected local businessman, orchardist and community leader, and the other, Dick, became a famous naval officer, explorer and scientist, the first man to fly over the North and South poles. This is a true story of Tom, Dick and Harry.
Jane continued to teach until her early retirement in 1977.
In the summer of 1977, Arthur, Jane and Susan moved to Phoenix, Arizona. They chose Phoenix because of Art's health. They lived here together until his death on December 11, 1980.
Early in 1981, Jane moved back to Winchester, VA where she was born and raised. She still had one sister, Ginny, still living there and other friends. Since she has been alone, she has visited around the US and also Israel. She also cruised aboard a ship that took her to England, Sweden, Norway and the Soviet Union's Leningrad. Many trips to visit her daughter in Massachusetts and New Hampshire were also made.
She visited Germany in 1995 with her son and his wife.