BioM: Bender, Virginia Belle (1951)
Contact: Contact: Stan
Surnames: Bender, Koehn, Sprengler, Juneau,
Denzine, Goodrich, Hamann, Empey, Abbegion, Ingvelson
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark
County, Wis.) 01/03/1952
Bender, Virginia Belle (Marriage - 29 Dec.
Miss Virginia Belle Bender, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Bender, of Abbotsford, and Orville A. Koehn, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Koehn, Medford, exchanged marriage vows in a double
ring ceremony at Christ Lutheran church, Saturday afternoon, Dec.
29, at 2:00 o’clock. The Rev. F. H. Sprengler read the
service and Herbert Juneau, organist and soloist, sang "Because,"
and "The Lord’s Prayer."
The bride, who was given in marriage by her
father, wore a ballerina length gown, styled with a fitted,
strapless bodice with a lace jacket with long, buttoned sleeves
ending in points over the wrist. The lace motif was repeated in an
apron effect over a net and satin skirt. Wide lace edged the finger
tip veil which was held by a pearl and rhinestone headdress. She
wore a rhinestone necklace and earrings, gift of the groom, and
carried a white Bible to which was fastened a blue orchid
surrounded by white roses and satin ribbon streamers with white
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her
niece, Miss Darlene Denzine, of Goodrich, and Miss Henrietta
Hamann, of Athens, life long friend of the bride, was bridesmaid.
They wore identical gowns of rhinestone net over satin in pink and
aqua, respectively, and rhinestone necklaces, gifts of the bride.
Of ballerina length, the gowns were designed with strapless
bodices. Matching stoles and mitts, matching wrist corsages of
carnations and mums, and pearlized head dresses completed their
Miss Lynn Marie Bender, three-year-old niece of
the bride, wore a frock like the bride, a floral head dress of
roses and carried a basket of white and gold baby mums. She wore a
gold cross and chain, a gift of the bride.
The rings were carried on a pillow by Roger
Empey, four year old nephew of the bride.
Attending the groom were Donald Abbegion,
Stetsonville, cousin of the groom, as best man, and Richard
Ingvelson, Bruce, a friend, as groomsman. The acting ushers were
Eldred Empey, brother-in-law of the bride, and Henry Bender, a
Mrs. Bender attended her daughter’s wedding
in a rust suit with black accessories. Mrs. Koehn chose a gray
dress. Both wore corsages alike, of pink and red carnations with
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Empey, brother-in-law and sister of
the bride, and a 5:00 o’clock dinner, for 85 guests was
served. In the evening, a wedding dance was held at Memorial hall,
Guests from Janesville, Evansville, Wausau,
Goodrich, Dorchester, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Colby,
Medford, Stetsonville, Bruce, and Abbotsford attended the
The bride is a graduate of the Abbotsford high
school, class of 1949, and was recently employed by Herbert
Greenblatt, at Wausau. The groom is a graduate of the Medford high
school, class of 1949, and the Minneapolis School of Telegraphy and
Radio Technology, and is now employed by the Soo Line as relief
Mr. and Mrs. Koehn left on a short wedding trip to the southern part of the state and returned here. On Jan. 1, they left for Antioch, Ill., where he will be stationed for a month.
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