BioM: Stigen, Gwenevere (1952)
Contact:: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Stigen, Gress, Harder, Hagedorn, Saxe, Schultz, Schaefer, Rousey, Landgraf, Jacklin
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) October 2, 1952
Stigen, Gwenevere (Marriage - 27 September
Miss Gwenevere Stigen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Nordahl Stigen, became the bride of Robert Gress, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Gress, at a ceremony performed at the Pine Valley
Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 27, at two
o’clock. The Rev. J. Jacklin performed the double ring
ceremony before an altar banked with baskets of garden
bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a gown
fashioned with an ivory Chantilly lace jacket, a skinner skirt with
an apron effect of lace and nylon net. Her veil of illusion
net edged with lace fell from an orange blossom and pearl
tiara. Her bridal bouquet was a lace heart with clusters of
garnet roses and white tuber roses with ribbon showers.
was attended by her sisters, Shirley Stigen as maid of honor, and
Pat Stigen as bridesmaid. They wore gowns of pink and Nile green,
respectively, fashioned with fitted strapless bodices, double nylon
net skirt over taffeta, matching net stoles and picture
hats.. They carried bouquets in pastel shades to harmonize
with their gowns.
groom was attended by the bride’s brother, Robert Stigen, and
Rene Harder, a friend. Ramon Hagedorn of Neillsville and Jim
Saxe of Eau Claire ushered.
Dennis Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Schultz, a nephew of he bride, was the ring-bearer. Sally
Gress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gress, cousin of the groom,
was the flower girl. Miss Verna Schaefer was organist.
Richard Rousey of Alma Center was soloist.
decorating in the church was done by a very close friend, Mrs.
Lester Landgraf. Baskets of garden flowers decorated the altar and
the church. The flowers were of tint to correspond with the gowns
and the miniature corsages that were fastened to each pew were
later given to relatives.
Following the ceremony a reception for 100 guests
was held at the Legion Memorial Hall and a dance was held later at
the Silver Dome.
young couple is on an extended trip through the West, and will be
at home later on North Grand Avenue.
bride was graduated from the Neillsville High School and is
employed by the Badger State Telephone Company.
The groom was also graduated from the Neillsville High School and has been employed the past (article was cut off here on my copy.)
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