BioM: Mabie, Mary Jean (1961)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Mabie, Kroll, Holt, Krause, Buddenhagen, Biggs, Swann, Harcey, Wendt, Hauge, Scott, Berger, Beede
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 20, 1961
Mabie, Mary Jean (Marriage - 15 April 1961)
The United Church of Christ in Neillsville was the scene Saturday of the wedding of Miss Mary Jean Mabie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milo R. Mabie, Neillsville, and Merlyn H. Kroll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kroll, Rt. 1, Neillsville. Two hundred guests witnessed the double-ring ceremony performed by the Rev. Frank B. Harcey before an altar banked with bouquets of white chrysanthemums, and orchid snapdragons.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a floor-length, imported bouquet taffeta and hand-clipped Chantilly lace dress. The fitted Basque bodice with pearl and sequin trimmed Sabrina neckline, was buttoned down the back and had long fitted sleeves which buttoned at the wrist. The full bouffant skirt was complete with side panels of lace with self material rosebud trim and cascaded into a chapel train.
Her fingertip veil of imported bridal illusion lace was attached to a Princess Margaret crown trimmed with sequins and pearls. Her bridal bouquet consisted of a large orchid on a small white Bible with white ribbon streamers, entwined with stephanotis, cascading from the bouquet.
Matron-of-honor was the bride’s sister, Mrs. James Holt of Neillsville. Miss Barbara Krause and Miss Sandra Buddenhagen were bridesmaids. They wore Street-length dresses of orchid silk organza over taffeta, with matching cummerbunds, and headpieces styled with open crowns and nose veils with aurora-borealis trim.
The groom ws attended by William Biggs of Duluth, Minn., as bestman. His groomsmen were Charles Swann and James Holt, Dennis Harcey and Larry Wendt ushered the guests.
"The Twenty Third Psalm" and "Give me your Hand" were sung by Harry Hauge, accompanied by Mrs. Jess Scott.
One hundred fifty guests attended a reception in the American Legion Hall in Neillsville.
Both young people are graduates of Neillsville High School. The bride is employed as a dental assistant, and the groom is in the food business.
On their return from a wedding trip to Iowa and Minnesota they will reside on Division Street.
People from away here for the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Don Mabie, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mabie and family, Plain; Ted Mabie and daughter, Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Berger and family, Corney, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Beede, Eau Claire; and Mrs. Clara Krause and Erwin, Granton.
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