BioM: Watenpuhl, Marilyn Marie (1975)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Watenpuhl, Sigler, Smith, Schoengarth, Hansen, Bennett, Flanagan, VanErt, Weber, Paape, Lindloff
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/16/1975
Watenpuhl, Marilyn Marie (Marriage – 11 January 1975)
Miss Marilyn Marie Watenpuhl became the bride of Jeffrey Lee Sigler in a 3 p.m. ceremony performed Saturday, January 11, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev. Norman W. Lindloff. Afterwards, a reception was held at St. John’s school.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Watenpuhl, Rt. 3 Neillsville and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Sigler, Rt. 1 Merrillan.
For her wedding, the bride, chose an empire style gown of white crepe over satin fashioned with a V-neckline accented by lace ruffling and long, full sleeves with lace cuffs. The skirt swept into a chapel train. A Camelot headpiece caught her floor length veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses, white carnations and white chrysanthemums as she was presented in marriage by her father.
Barbara Watenpuhl, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Michael Smith, Mrs. Carol Schoengarth and Miss Christine Hansen, the latter of Menomonee Falls. Their scoop-neck, full-skirted A-line gowns of magenta crepe were complimented by long-sleeved, fitted jackets. Deep Blue star flowers and lavender Elegance carnations accented with sprigs of greenery formed their bouquets.
Attending the groom were Steve Sigler, Wisconsin Rapids, as bestman and Mike Sigler, Merrillan, Randy Bennett, Wisconsin Rapids, and Sp4 Michael Flanagan, Ft. Carson, Co, as groomsmen. Guests were seated by Randall Watenpuhl, West Allis, and Dale VanErt, Wisconsin Rapids.
Sharon Weber was the organist. Soloist Jeanne Paape, Green Bay, sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee.”
The bride was honored at a prenuptial shower given by Mrs. Michael Smith and Barbara Watenpuhl.
The newlyweds, both Neillsville High School graduates, will make their home in Wisconsin Rapids. The new Mrs. Sigler has been attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her husband is employed at a paper mill.
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