BioM: Dehn, Lucille Janice #2 (1946)

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Surnames: Dehn, Frome, Hoffmann, Lutz, Tesmer, Mellenthin, Ertl, Rex, Pike, Cook

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/20/1946

Dehn, Lucille Janice (Marriage- 7 June 1946)

Miss Lucille Janice Dehn, daughter of Mrs. E. M. Dehn of Unity, and Glenn John Frome of Unity, Wis., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Frome of Colby, exchanged marriage vows at the Zion Lutheran church at Colby on Friday, June 7th, at 2:00 P.M., Rev. O. Hoffmann reading the marriage ceremony. Candelabra, masses of lilies of the valley and baskets of bridal wreath, iris, lilacs and bleeding hearts provided a picturesque setting. Ervin Lutz played the wedding march and Woodrow Tesmer, accompanied by Mrs. Tesmer, sang "Always" at the beginning of the ceremony and closed with the Lord’s prayer.

The bride, given in marriage by her uncle, Henry Dehn, wore a gown of white satin, and net with capel train. Wide lace, matching that which trimmed her dress, bordered her veil, which was caught to a lace bonnet trimmed with orange blossoms. The gold necklace set with rubies and pearls which she wore was brought to her from overseas by the bride’s brother. Her bouquet was composed of American Beauty roses and lilies of the valley.

White nylon over peach satin was chosen for the gowns of the bridesmaids, Miss Lennice Frome and Mrs. Gordon Mellenthin, sisters of the bridegroom, and Miss Janet Frome, his cousin, and the maid of honor, Miss Joan Dehn, sister of the bride. The maid of honor completed her attire with a peach satin bonnet, edged with nylon ruffles, and the bridesmaids wore bonnets of white nylon edged with peach-colored ruffles. Their bouquets were sheaves of white carnation and pink gladioli, tied with white satin streamers.

The groom was attended by his brother, Edwin Frome, as best man, William and Albert Dehn, brothers of the bride, and Gordon Mellenthin, the groom’s brother in law. Ushers were Roger Dale Ertl, Erville Rex and Billy Frome.

Virginia Cook, attending as flower girl, was dressed in white satin and nylon and wore a ruffled sweetheart bonnet of nylon. She carried a basket of mixed flowers. Ronnie Pike, cousin of the bride, who served as ring-bearer, carried the rings in a white heart, attached to a pillow of peach satin.

Both mothers wore watermelon ensembles, with white accessories, and had shoulder bouquets of carnations.

Covers were laid for 125 persons at the wedding dinner served in the parlors of the church which were decorated with flowers and pink and white streamers. In the evening, a dance was given at Walter’s pavilion and a midnight buffet supper was served at the home of the bride’s mother.

The couple left on a trip to the southern part of the state after which they will be at home on the groom’s farm located a mile and a half southwest of Unity, Wis. The bride is a graduate of Whitewater State Teachers’ and taught school at Shawano and Antigo.



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