BioM: Kile, Gloria Ann (1971)
Surnames: Kile, Christen, Luedtke, Petke, Maki, Niemi, Mager, Hansen
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 13 May 1971
Kile, Gloria Ann (1 MAY 1971)
Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee, was the setting for the marriage of Miss Gloria An Kile and Donald Alfred Christen on Saturday, May 1, 1971, with Rev. H.A. Luetke performing the ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Miss Kile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Kile, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), repeated vows with Donald Alfred Christen, son of Mrs. Roman Mager, Albany, Minnesota, and the late Rueben Christen. Miss Louis Hansen was organist and Mrs. Louis Luedtke, soloist of two beautiful selections, "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" and "The Lord's Prayer.
For her wedding, the bride wore a traditional entrained floor length white gown of Chantilly lace and mirra-mist. The four tiers of the skirt were part of the Redingote front.To complement her dress she wore a fingertip veil attached to a pearl headpiece and carried a cascade of red tea roses and white carnations.
Miss Iris Petke, Withee, was maid of honor, in a full length green dotted Swiss with matching headpiece. She carried a basket of white carnations and yellow daisies with white streamers.
Miss Kathy Maki, bridesmaid, wore an identical gown in pink and carried a basket of the same flowers.
David Christen, Royal Center, Indiana, served as best man in the groom's party. With John Christen as groomsman. Wallace J. Kile, Eau Claire, and Gordon Niemi, Withee, served as ushers.
A reception following the ceremony took place in the church dining hall for the young couple and their guests.
A wedding dance was held at the Legion Hall.
They will make their home in Albany, Minnesota.
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