BioM: Brandt, Marion L. (1955)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Brandt, Schenk, Wilson, Blayert,
Schumacher, Sieg, Jirtle, Jenswald, Galstad
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) August 11, 1955
Brandt, Marion L. (Marriage - 6 August
organist from Baraboo, John Jenswald, furnished the music for the
wedding last Saturday of Miss Marion L. Brandt and Otto H.
Schenk. He was accompanied by Wilfred Galstad as soloist, who
sang "The Lord’s Prayer" and "The Benediction." The
traditional wedding music was played proceeding and during the
nuptial service at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran
Wedding vows were exchanged by the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Brandt of Neillsville and the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Otto Schenk of Wauwatosa in a double ring ceremony performed
by the bride’s uncle, the Rev. F. M. Brandt, pastor of St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church of Appleton.
bride, who approached the flower decorated altar on the arm of her
father, wore a nylon net tulle gown of skinner satin, embroidered
in a lily of the valley pattern. Her tight fitted bodice was
complete with a Peter Pan collar and long sleeves that came to a
point at the wrists. A lavender orchid surrounded by white
stephanotis made up the bridal bouquet.
maid of honor, Miss Rose Schenk, sister of the groom, wore a nile
green ballet length gown of lacy net with a tight bodice. The
bottom of the full skirt was accented by three bands of
Mrs. Stanley Wilson of Bismarck, N.D., in her
role of bridesmaid, wore a maize dress identical to that worn by
the maid-of-honor. Both attendants carried a nosegay bouquet
of carnations surrounded by white gladioli.
Attending the groom as best man was Fredrick
Blayert of Greenleaf; Groomsman was Charles Schumacher of
Wauwatosa. Ushering duties were performed by Alvin Sieg of
Buffalo, Minn., and Elmer Jirtle of Algoma.
Approximately 125 guests attended the reception
at the American Legion Hall, which was decorated in a nile green
and maize color scheme.
After their return from a wedding trip to
southern Wisconsin, the new Mr. and Mrs. Schenk will reside at
Stanton, Neb., where they will both teach, Mr. Schenk as
bride received her elementary education in St. John’s
Lutheran School at Neillsville and is a 1954 graduate of Dr. Martin
Luther College at New Ulm, Minn. She taught the past year at
Akaska, South Dakota. The groom is a graduate of St. John’s
Lutheran School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Music and is a
1955 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College of New Ulm,
Guests from Pittsburgh, Chicago, Milwaukee, Bismarck, N. D., Kewanee, Wausau, Marshfield, West Bend, Waterloo, Oshkosh, and Akaska, South Dakota, were present.
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