BioM: Thompson, Marie Louise (1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Thompson, Henning, Ayers,
Kuehn, Wetzel, Bertz, Scheffer, Matthews, Musil, Miller, Freid,
Kollas, Kier, Guberut, Seelow, Holmes
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 14, 1958
Thompson, Marie Louise (Marriage - 9
Miss Marie Louise Thompson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Thompson of Neillsville, and Ronald John
Henning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Henning of Rt. 3, Neillsville,
were married Saturday in a 2 o’clock, double ring ceremony
performed at the Methodist Church in Neillsville. The Rev.
Virgil Holmes performed the ceremony. About 100 guests
attended. The church was decorated with baskets of
The bride, who was given in marriage by
her father, was attired in a floor length gown of white tulle and
Chantilly lace. The skirt had rows of ruffles and the lace bodice
had a scalloped neckline trimmed with pearl sequins. The long
lace sleeves were pointed. Her fingertip veil fell from a
crown of pearl sequins. She carried a bouquet of red roses
and ivy with white streamers.
Mrs. Donald Ayers, New Lisbon, sister of
the bride, was the matron of honor. Her gown of green was
styled with a skirt with tiers of net and lace ruffles. A
short sleeved jacket and a crown to match completed the ensemble.
The other bridal aids were Miss Nancy Kuehn of Neillsville, who
wore pink; Mrs. Norman Thompson, Rockford, Ill., sister-in-law of
the bride, who wore yellow; and Miss Ardis Henning of Neillsville,
who chose blue. All dresses were styled similar to that of
the matron of honor. Each carried pink roses arranged on a
white fan, with streamers to match their dresses.
Raymond Wetzel served as best man. The
groom’s other attendants were the bride’s brothers,
Phillip, Charles and Norman Thompson.
Brothers of the bride and groom, Glenn
Thompson and Robert Henning, were ushers. The wedding party
also included a ringbearer, Dennis Bertz, Withee, nephew of the
bride, and Donna Kay Scheffer, Clintonville, cousin of the
Charlotte Matthews of Eau Claire, sang
"Because" and "The Lord’s Prayer," accompanied by Mrs. Jas.
A. Musil at the organ.
Guests numbering about 150 were
entertained at a reception in the American Legion Hall. Vases
of garden flowers and colored streamers were the decorations.
Mr. and Mrs. Henning left on a wedding
trip to Yellowstone National Park. They will live at Willard, where
the groom is employed in a dairy.
Both the bride and groom are graduates of
Neillsville High School. The bride also was graduated from
the Wood County Teachers College at Wisconsin Rapids, and will
teach at the Eaton Center School this fall.
Relatives from out of town who attended
included: Mrs. Ray Thompson, Abbotsford, aunt of the bride; Mrs.
Wally Miller, cousin of the bride, and her two children of
Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wally Freid, aunt and uncle of the groom,
Mr. and Mrs. John Kollas, and Ed Kier of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Scheffer of Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. Stan Guberut of
Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Seelow, Onalaska; Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Seelow, Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thompson and Charles
Thompson of Rockford, Ill.; and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ayers of New
Friends from Minneapolis, Wisconsin Rapids, Rozellville, Eau Claire and Hixton also attended.
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