BioM: Eslinger, Marlene B. (1962)
Surnames: Eslinger, Posda, Endvick, Myslinski
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11/08/1962
Eslinger, Marlene B. (13 OCT 1962)
Traditional fall flowers of bronze, gold and yellow mums decorated the Sacred Heart Church, Edson, for the marriage ceremony of Miss Marlene Barbara Eslinger and Walter John Posda on Saturday, Oct. 13, 1962. Rev. Father Francis Knopp performed the ten a.m. double ring ceremony. Mrs. Lorraine Wald sang “Mother At Thy Feet I’m Kneeling,” as the bride placed a bouquet on the Blessed Virgin altar. The adult choir sang the Nuptial High Mass.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M. Eslinger, R. 2, Boyd, and Mr. George Posda, R. 3, Stanley, Wis.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length silk organza over taffeta gown styled with fitted bodice of Chantilly lace enhanced with sequins and pearls and traditional long tapered sleeves. The bouffant skirt was accented with lace inserts in front and the back featured wide lace panels ending in a brush train. A crown of pearls and sequins held her imported silk illusion veil and she carried a cascade bouquet of red roses and white stephanotis.
Mrs. James Posda was matron of honor, wearing an emerald green ballerina length gown styled with fitted bodice and scoop neckline. Her skirt featured a draped midriff and a bell skirt. Bridesmaids were Miss Shirley Endvick, Mrs. Thomas Eslinger, sister-in-law of the bride, and Mrs. Ronald Myslinski. They all wore gowns identical to the matron of honor’s, and all wore matching crowns trimmed with crystals and carried cascade bouquets of gold, yellow and bronze carnations.
James Posda was his brother’s best man, and groomsmen were Richard Posda, brother of the groom, Ronald Myslinski, friend of the couple, and Thomas Eslinger, brother of the groom. Ushers were Florian Posda, brother of the groom, and Harlan Eslinger, brother of the bride.
Green and white streamers and white wedding bells decorated the Sacred Heart School hall for the twelve noon dinner. A reception for 350 guests was held at Edson Pavilion. The wedding cake was baked by Mrs. Herman Mohr and served by Miss Claire Meyer and Mrs. Robert Loichl.
The bride attended Sacred Heart School and Stanley High School and was formerly employed by the Stanley Farmer Store. The groom attended Stanley schools and is a farmer on R. 3, Stanley, where they will make their home.
The bride’s mother wore a beige brocaded sheath dress with dark brown accessories and a corsage of gold, yellow and bronze carnations for her daughter’s wedding.
Friends attending the wedding were from Milwaukee, Chicago, Thorp, Stanley, Ladysmith, Boyd and Chippewa Falls.
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