BioM: Wendt, Geraldine J. (1964)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Wendt, Wathke, Bakken, Laube, Hoehne, Gosse, Niemi, Micki, Missling, Karlen, Conrad, Olsen, Franz, Egbert, Juneau
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 20, 1964
Wendt, Geraldine J. (Marriage - 8 August 1964)
Marriage vows were exchanged Saturday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eau Claire by Geraldine J. Wendt of Eau Claire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendt of Owen and Roger Wathke of Eau Claire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Wathke of Eau Claire.
The Rev. H. Juneau officiated. Soloist Dave Hoehne of Eau Claire sang, "Wedding Prayer" and "O Perfect Love." Bouquets of white gladioli decorated the altar. Her father gave the bride away.
The bride carried a cascade of white Fuji ‘mums. She was attired in a floor-length bridal gown of organza, with a cathedral train, of peau d’ ange lace, embroidered with seed pearls and sequins. Her fingertip veil of French illusion was secured to a crown of pearls and sequins.
Her bridal aides were her sister, Carol Wendt of Owen, as maid-of-honor; Shirley Le Bakken, a friend of Eau Claire, and Judy Wathke of Eau Claire, sister of the groom, as bridesmaids. They wore aqua peau de soie floor-length gowns, with Watteau panels, and carried cascades of pale pink and white gladioli.
Walter Wathke of Eau Claire, brother of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were David Wathke of Eau Claire, brother of the groom, and Dennis Wendt of Owen, brother of the bride. Ushers were Kenneth Laube of Colby, cousin of the bride, and Robert Wathke of Eau Claire, brother of the groom.
Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors. A dance was held and refreshments were served in the V.F.W. Hall in Eau Claire for 200 guests.
Following a honeymoon to the Mackinac Island, the newly weds will reside at 1018 Birch St., Eau Claire.
The groom, who is employed in Eau Claire, is a graduate of Fall Creek High School. His bride, a 1958 graduate of Greenwood High School, and a beauty culture school in Eau Claire, operates a beauty shop in Eau Claire.
Guests attending from this area were: Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendt, Carol and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Laube and Janet, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Niemi, Mr. and Mrs. Klayton Micki, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Missling, Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Karlen, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Olsen and Donna, all of Owen; Pfc. Douglas Missling, Fort Hood, Tex.; Miss Lorraine Laube of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Laube of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Olson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Franz, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Elmer, Fritz Franz, and the Rev. and Mrs. Orval Egbert of Greenwood.
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