BioM: Engebretson, Bernice (1940)
Contact: Stan
Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Chabot, Engebretson, Hipke, Merriman, Westphal, Metcalf, Boothroyd, Wollum

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/26/1940

Engebretson, Bernice (21 SEP 1940)

The soft glow of lighted tapers and baskets of white gladioli in the chancel of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stanley, made a lovely setting for a ceremony which united in marriage Miss Bernice Engebretson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Engebretson of Stanley and Lawrence Chabot, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Chabot of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.N. Midtlien at eight o’clock Saturday evening.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore an exquisite gown of white ottoman design, as were the gowns of her attendants, Miss Merivirginia Hipke and Mrs. Nathan Engebretson. Silver lame scrolls outlined the long bodice from which fell a full skirt and slight train. Her fingertip veil was held in place by clusters of white clematis. She carried a colonial bouquet of white roses, swansonia and gardenias.

Miss Juanita Engebretson, the maid of honor, wore an identical dress in Persian Ruby ottoman. The bridesmaids, Miss Merivirginia Hipke of Stanley and Miss Marie Westphal of Cambridge, were lovely in the same fashion of Azalia ottoman. All three attendants carried starched lace colonial bouquets of scabiosa, sweet peas, and forget-me-nots.

Ira Metcalf of Minneapolis was Mr. Chabot’s best man. Ushers were Russell Boothroyd of Milwaukee, Dan Merriman of Menomonie, William Wollum of Owen, and Wilbur Engebretson of Clinton, Ia.. The men were all in formal attire.

A 20 minute organ prelude was played by Mrs. Curtiss Burkholder of Houghton, Mich., a university classmate of the bride. Glenn Husby of Luther Theological Seminary sang, Because, At Dawning, and O, Perfect Love. During the ceremony the organist played softly Tchaikovsky’s Moon Glow.

For her daughter’s wedding Mrs. Engebretson chose a soldier blue gown of crepe with black accessories. Mrs. Chabot, the bridegroom’s mother, wore a gown of dusty rose crepe with black accessories.

Their corsages were fashioned of pink roses and baby chrysanthemums.

A reception for 200 guests was held in the church parlors following the ceremony. Pouring were the bride’s sisters-in-law, Mrs. Wilbur and Mrs. Nathan Engebretson. A large, beautiful wedding cake which was decorated with gardenias and candelabra formed the centerpiece for the table.

When Mr. Chabot and his wife left on their honeymoon, the latter wore a teal blue wool suit trimmed with mink, with brown accessories.

The bride is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Chabot attended Lawrence College and graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is employed as District Heating Engineer in Iowa for the Waterman-Waterbury Co. of Minneapolis. The young couple will make their home at 915 Fifth Av. South, Clinton, Ia.

Among those who attended the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Engebretson and family, Miss Laura Engebretson, Melvin Engebretson, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Amundson, Mrs. Art Erickson, Mrs. Edward Erickson, Miss Augusta Klug of New Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Abrahamson of Bloomer; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Sorenson, Mrs. Olaf Thorpe, Miss Marjorie Jensk, Mr. and Mrs. George Linehan of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Evans, Miss May Long of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Westphal, Miss Katherine and Miss Marie Westphal of Cambridge; Russell Boothroyd of Milwaukee; Ira Metcalf of Minneapolis Mr. and Mrs. Dan Merriman of Menomonie; Mr. and Mrs. Cutis Burkholder of Houghton, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Engebretson, Clinton, Ia.; Miss Colette Rivers, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Sylvester of Charleston, W.Va.; Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Christ of Fort Atkinson; Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Wirt Redard and son, Mrs. Clinton Redard of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sutter of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. David Sedgwick of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Richardson, Miss Vivian Richardson, Mrs. L.E. Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. V.P. Barager, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bruchert, Mrs. Clara Duncan, Mrs. Hattie Griswold, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Devine, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Griebenow, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gabriel, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hulbert, Dr. and Mrs. G.A. Legault, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Mahoney, Miss Margaret Mahoney, Mrs. Janet Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. James Nelson, Rev. Ronald Ortmayer, Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. V.F. Shereda, Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Stenseth, Miss Jean Turney, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Weddig, Mrs. Clara Weirich, Mrs. H.M. Wollum, Marvin Wollum, William Wollum, M.H. Williams of Owen, Wisconsin.

 

 


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