BioM: Obernberger, Debra (1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Obernberger, Thomas, Bertapelle, Preisler, Ruedinger, Potratz, Hughes, Pollack, Selwitchska, Hasenstein

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/05/1975

Obernberger, Debra (Marriage – 24 May 1975)

Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Obernberger, Rt. 1 Owen, presented their daughter, Debra, in marriage to Randall Thomas on May 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Colby, before the Rev. Steven Hasenstein. The groom
Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Thomas, of Oshkosh.

White crystal Ette formed the long-sleeved bridal gown, fashioned with a lace-edged chapel train. The bride’s fingertip veil was caught by a headpiece of white tea roses and blue carnations completed her ensemble.

The bridal attendants appeared in gowns of white and pastel blue eyelet lace complimented by white picture hats with blue ribbon trim, white parasols and white French lace gloves. Miss Ronda Obernberger, Owen, was the maid of honor and Mrs. William Bertapelle, Missoula, Mt., Miss Marlane Preisler, Eagle River and Miss Marcia Ruedinger, Oshkosh were bridesmaids.

Doug Potratz, Oshkosh, served as bestman. Groomsmen were Joe Hughes, Jeff Pollack and Dean Hughes, also of Oshkosh. Ushering duties were shared by Randy Obernberger, Park Falls, and Jerry Selwitchska, Oshkosh.

Flower girl Keely Obernberger, Sturgeon Bay, carried a basket arrangement of multi-colored blossoms.

A reception at the Dorchester Memorial Hall followed the 7 p.m. ceremony. The newlyweds were honored the following evening at a reception at the Eagles Club in Oshkosh.

The bride is a 1973 graduate of Colby High School. Her husband, a 1971 graduate of Oshkosh West High School, is employed in Abbotsford. They are living on Rt. 1 Owen.



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