That first meeting was on the banks of the Mississippi. Four years later, on 27 Oct 1945, they were engaged again on the banks of the Mississippi. The engagement was announced on November 8. At the time the Maddens had moved from Duluth to St. Paul and were living on Cretin Street. There were a number of luncheons and a shower was hosted by Jim's Aunt Helen.
The Bridal Dinner was held at the Minneapolis Auto Club.
The reception after the wedding which was officiated by Rev. Joseph A Corrigan at St. Mark's Church was held at the Dehn's house.
Jim and Jean honeymooned at Trout Lake, MI. The owner of the lodge was Phil DeGraph. None of the guests at the lodge knew, or at least they never let on if they guessed, that Mom and Dad were on their honeymoon. While there the guests made a model of the lodge for Phil, whom both Dad and Mom remember fondly.
After the wedding they returned to Notre Dame, where Jim was pursuing his Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.The Wedding & Honeymoon Photos