BioM: Nason, Nancy (1954)


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Surnames: Nason, Gretzinger, Thomas, Peterson


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/23/1954


Nason, Nancy (20 DEC 1954)


White gladiolas and red carnations decorated the altar of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, flanked by large evergreen trees for the marriage of Miss Nancy Nason to Mr. James Gretzinger.  Large white tapered candles added to the beautiful setting for the ceremony which took place at four o’clock Monday afternoon.


The bride, who is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. M. V. Nason, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), was given in marriage by her father.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gretzinger of Dayton, Ohio.


Father Ronald E. Ortmayer, pastor of Christ Church in Chippewa Falls, returned t Owen to officiate at the late afternoon ceremony which was of a special significance to him, as Nancy was the first child he ever baptized, so it was a special delight to be invited to officiate at this sacred service.


The bride wore an ivory white ottoman faille waltz length gown having three-quarter length sleeves with a stand up lace collar and wore a matching hat with a beret veil.  She carried a colonial bouquet of imported red roses.


Her only attendant was Pricilla Nason, her sister, who also sore a waltz length gown of pubescent blue and red silk, with matching red shoes and headband.  She carried a small red muff with white mums.


Best man was the bridegroom’s youngest brother, Dick of Rochester, N.Y.


Serving as ushers were Mr. Wm. Thomas and Mr. Robert Peterson of Madison


Later a reception and dinner for more than 150 guests was held in the community hall.  Dinner tables were beautifully decorated with red and white flowers, snapdragons and deep red chrysanthemums.


The bride is a graduate of the Owen High School, being valedictorian of the class of 1952, and is now enrolled at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she is a student of medical technology.  Her husband is a graduate student in chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, and is now completing work for his Ph. D. Degree.


After the holidays the couple will be at home to their friends at 132 Lathrop St., Madison, Wis.


Among the out of town guests here for the occasion were Mrs. Wm. Gretzinger, mother of the bridegroom, Dayton, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Nason, daughter Sandra, Chicago, Ill, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Harwood and daughters, Sandra and Heidi.


Mr. and Mrs. Russell Anderson, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Lambert, John Ritzler, Charles Hennie,…(the rest of my copy was cut off)




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