BioM: Thompson, Dorothy Elizabeth (1953)
Surnames: Thompson, Sorenson, Larson, Sether, Smith, Calhoun, Lindgren, Graham, Wied, Fontaine, Sullivan, VanderGraff, Kennedy, Nims, North, Kettwig, Epple
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/25/1953
Thompson, Dorothy Elizabeth (Marriage -
20 June 1953)
A nuptial service in St. Paul’s
Methodist church, Stevens Point, which was performed Saturday by
the Rev. Jans J. VanderGraff, united in marriage Miss Dorothy
Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thompson,
Curtiss, and Gordon Nels Christian Sorenson, Richmond, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Hans Sorenson, Plainfield. The bride is a grand daughter
of Mrs. Lars Larson, Abbotsford.
Mrs. Gilbert Sether, Stevens Point, sang
"O Perfect Love," and "The Lord’s Prayer," during the
ceremony. At the reception, Miss Mary Ann Smith, sorority sister of
the bride, sang "Because," and "Through the Years."
The Rev. Granville Calhoun, Plainfield,
gave the wedding prayer during the ceremony, and the Rev. Alvin
Lindgren pronounced the benediction at the close of the
The bride, who approached the altar on
the arm of her father, was attired in a gown styled with a bodice
of white embroidered organdy, having a broad sweetheart neckline,
short sleeves, and a peplum. The overskirt of embroidered organdy
over taffeta, extended into a short court train. Her fingertip veil
was fastened to a Juliet cap and she carried an orchid on a white
Mrs. Douglas Graham, Mauston, a sister of
the bride, filled the role of matron of honor. She wore a gown of
organdy over ice blue taffeta with a broad v-neckline and a
The bridesmaids, Mrs. Walter Wied,
Milwaukee, a sister of the groom, and Miss Reta Fontaine, Mosinee,
were dressed in frocks designed like that of the matron of honor.
Each wore a braided headdress of daisies and carried colonial
bouquets of pink carnations.
Knute Sorenson, Madison, brother of the
groom, was best man, and Jack Sullivan, Madison, and Bill Nims, of
Massachusetts, were groomsmen.
Kenneth Kennedy, Tomah; Douglas Graham,
Mauston, brother-in-law of the bride, and Arthur North
Donna Kay Sorenson, Hancock, niece of the
groom, and Estelle Kettwig, Richmond, flower girls; wore short
organdy frocks with puffed sleeves. Each carried a small bouquet of
Preceding the wedding ceremony the couple
were honored at a luncheon given by Mr. and Mrs. Arne Epple. After
the ceremony, a reception was held in the church parlors.
Both the bride and groom are graduates of
Wisconsin State College, Stevens Point. The bride was a member of
Tau Gamma Beta sorority and the groom, a member of Sigma Theta
Epsilon fraternity. The groom is student pastor at the Richmond
Methodist church. He is now attending Garrett Seminary at
Northwestern University. His bride will teach in Milton
The couple are honeymooning in Michigan
and on their return will live on Lake Lorraine, Delavan.
Guests at the wedding were from Waterloo, Iowa; Chicago, Evanston, Ill.; Madison, Milwaukee, Sturgeon Bay, Richmond, Watertown, Belleville, Oregon; Plainfield, Curtiss, Abbotsford, Neillsville, Wild Rose, Allenton, Mosinee, Wausau, Tomah, Mauston, Weyauwega, and Elcho.
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