BioM: Volkert, May (1951)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Volkert, Peters, Goller, Bickel, Lerdell, Kirby, Strobel, Ylvisaker, Iltis

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 21, 1951

Volkert, May (Marriage - 17 June 1951)

Miss May Volkert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Volkert of Reeseville, and Dr. Robert Peters, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Peters of Neillsville, repeated their nuptial vows before the Rev. Robert Volkert, brother of the bride, in a double ring ceremony performed at the First Reformed Chruch at Reeseville, on Sunday June 17, at three o’clock. The church was decorated with baskets of garden flowers.

The bride who was given in marriage by her father chose a gown of candlelight satin, featuring a sweetheart neckline outlined by nylon tulle, long sleeves and a full skirt styled with panniers. Her fingertip veil was caught to a tiara of range blossoms and she carried a cascade bouquet of Marconi daisies and baby’s breath.

Mrs. Robert L. Goller of Newburgh, N. Y. sister of the bride was matron of honor, and Mrs. Victor R. Bickel of Madison, cousin of the bride, was the bridesmaid. They were attired in turquoise satin gowns, styled with sweetheart necklines and hoop skirts. They carried yellow daisies and wore clusters of yellow daisies in their hair.

Victory R. Bickel of Madison and Dr. Larry Lerdell of Beaver Dam attended the groom. Patrick Kirby of Neillsville and Donald Strobel of Lowell ushered.

The wedding march was played by Miss Betty Ylvisaker of Stoughton, a sorority sister of the bride, and "Liebestraum" and "The Lord’s Prayer" were sung by Miss Josephine Iltis of Madison, a classmate of the bride.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held for 250 guests in the church parlors. After a honeymoon in northern Wisconsin the young couple will be at home at their recently purchased residence in Neillsville the former Thayer home.

The bride graduated from the University of Wisconsin and has been engaged as instructor of vocal music in the Tomah schools for the past two years. She is a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota Sorority.

The groom was graduated from the local high school and attended Lawrence College. He was graduated from the Northern Illinois College of Optometry and is located in Neillsville. He is a member of the Omega Epsilon Phi Fraternity, Tom and Kay Fraternity, Neillsville Kiwanis Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Masonic Lodge and has been a leader of Boy Scouts for several years.



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