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 1955) 

An 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 Church. 

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. 

The 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. 

The 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 ribbon.  

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 principal. 

The 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, Minn. 

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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