BioM: Davis, Shirley (1954)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Davis, Kessler, Barton, Haas, Wasserberger, Meyers, Schoengarth, Dralle, Mahnke, Miller, Erickson, Klann, Tigerton, Leketas 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 27, 1954 

Davis, Shirley (Marriage –19 May 1954) 

Miss Shirley Davis, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. William Davis of Neillsville, and Louis Kessler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kessler of Neillsville, Rt. 1, were married Wednesday, May 19, 1954, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  The Rev. Fr. Peter Leketas performed the double ring ceremony. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a dress with a snugly fitted Basque bodice complemented by long lace sleeves and a low oval neckline.  The floor length skirt of net over satin was accented with a lace peplum.  Her fingertip veil was fastened by a crown of pearls and she carried a crescent bouquet of white orchids surrounded by pink roses. 

The maid of honor, Miss Barbara Barton of West Allis, and bridesmaid, Marilyn Haas, wore floor length dresses of blue and yellow and carried crescents of pink roses.  

Groomsmen were Frank Wasserberger and Charles Meyers.  Harris Schoengarth and Leo Kessler ushered. 

A wedding dinner was served at the Merchants Hotel at 12:30 to the immediate families of the couple, their attendants and the officiating clergyman.  

A reception was held at the American Legion Memorial Hall in the afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m., with approximately 100 guests attending. 

The young couple left Wednesday night on a wedding trip and will be at home at Neillsville Rt. 1 when they return. 

The bride is a graduate of the Neillsville High School and is employed at the Neillsville Bank.  The groom is also a graduate of Neillsville High and is employed by the Tidy Wood Products. 

Out of town guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dralle, Greene, Ia.; Albert Mahnke, Greene, Ia.; Mrs. Eddie Miller and family, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Barton and family, West Allis; Mrs. Leo Barton and son, Westchester, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Marion Barton and son, Chicago; Mrs. Therval Erickson, Arpin; Mr. and Mrs. James Erickson and family Wisconsin Rapids; A1/c Marvin A. Klann, Randolph AFB, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Garvin, Tigerton. 



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