BioM: Carlson, Arlene R. (1954)
Surnames: Carlson, Rankl, Kollath, Lindsey, Paulson, Witte, Behrents, Albrecht, Schultz
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 12/23/1954
Carlson, Arlene R. (Marriage - 21 Dec.
Peace Evangelical and Reformed church,
Dorchester, was festive with evergreen boughs and poinsettias for
the wedding of Miss Arlene R. Carlson and Jerome C. Rankl, Tuesday
evening. The double ring ceremony was performed by candle light
with the Rev. Fred W. Kollath officiating at 7:30. The bridal
couple’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Carlson and Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Rankl.
Before the ceremony, Miss June Lindsey,
of Eleva, a college mate of the bride, played a half hour of organ
music and during the ceremony she accompanied Miss Alice Paulson,
who sang "The Lord’s Prayer," and "O Promise Me."
The bride, who was given in marriage by
her father, wore a ballerina length gown designed with a lace
bodice and long sleeves. The full skirt was fashioned of lace over
satin with nylon net over all. Her finger tip veil fell from a
tiara of pearls and sequins. In her bouquet, red and white roses
with pine boughs were interspersed with little white
Attending her was Miss Jean Witte, as
maid of honor and Miss Phyllis Behrents, as bridesmaid, both
college friends of the bride. The junior bridesmaid was her sister,
Miss Carol Carlson.
The maid of honor wore a white gown while
the bridesmaid’s was mint. They were similarly styled of
tiered net over taffeta. In their hair they wore crowns of leaves
with sequin trim. They carried bouquets of white and pink
carnations nested in pine boughs.
The junior bridesmaid wore a full net
over taffeta dress in nile green. Her headdress was similar to the
bride’s in green and her bouquet was a miniature of the
Attending the groom as best man was his
brother, James Rankl, Madison, and his friend, Donald Albrecht.
Ushers were Lyle Carlson, brother of the bride, and Gerald Carlson,
Madison, uncle of the bride.
To her daughter’s wedding, Mrs.
Carlson wore a blue brocaded dress with red accessories and Mrs.
Rankl wore a black silk dress with white accessories. Both had
corsages of red and white carnations.
Following the ceremony a reception was
held in the church parlors for about 100 guests. While the wedding
cake was being cut, Miss Paulon, accompanied by Miss Lindsey, sang
"Why Do I Love You." The tiered colonnaded cake was decorated in a
delicate green lacy effect with yellow roses, topped by wedding
Guy Carlson, brother of the bride, was in
charge of the guest book at the reception.
Mr. and Mrs. Rankl left on a wedding trip
to the southern part of the state and will be at home for
Christmas. They will reside in the town of Holton on the former
Mrs. Mary Schultz farm which the groom recently
Both young people are graduates of the
Abbotsford high school and the groom has recently returned from the
service. The bride is teaching the Woodland school, town of Green
Grove. She has completed the elementary teachers’ training
course at Eau Claire State College.
Guests attending the wedding came from Park Ridge, Ill., Madison, Cambridge, Eau Claire, Eleva, Marshfield, Stetsonville, Colby, Curtiss, Spencer, Loyal, Dorchester, and Abbotsford.
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