BioM: Schmidt, Angela Lea (1982)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Schmidt, Harder, Poeschel, Thoma, Kessler, Ross, Herbrand, Clark, Linster, Shambaugh
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI) 1982 from the scrapbook of Luella Mohr
Schmidt, Angela Lea (Marriage - 21 August 1982)
The Rev. Gary Clark officiated at the Saturday early afternoon, August 21, wedding of Angela Lea Schmidt and Jeffrey William Harder. The service was conducted at the Neillsville United Church of Christ.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schmidt, Rt. 3, Neillsville, are the parents of the bride. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Hans Harder, Rt. 1, Greenwood.
Darla harder, a friend of the bride from Neillsville, was maid of honor. Joining her as the bride’s attendants were Amy Poeschel, a friend from Neillsville; Brenda Schmidt, the bride’s sister of Neillsville; and Cindee Harder, the groom’s sister of Gilman. Junior bridesmaid was Joyce Schmidt, the bride’s sister of Neillsville.
Serving as miniature bride was Marisa Harder, the groom’s niece of Greenwood. Ring bearer was Mark Schmidt, the bride’s brother of Neillsville.
Serving as best man, was Greg Thoma, a friend. He was joined by Robin Harder, the groom’s brother; Philip Harder, the groom’s cousin; and Patrick Schmidt, the bride’s brother. Junior groomsman was Chris Harder, the groom’s brother. All of the groom’s attendants were from Neillsville.
Ushering were Tim Harder, the groom’s brother of Greenwood, and Grant Harder, the groom’s cousin of Neillsville. Acolytes were Brad Harder of Greenwood and Mike Schmidt of Neillsville, who are brothers to the bridal couple.
Special music was provided by Jane Kessler, Bob Ross and Kris Herbrand.
The bride chose a full-length gown of organza with Chantilly lace forming a high neckline, bishop sleeves and bodice and featuring an A-line skirt of lace and a chapel-length train. She also wore a waltz-length veil. She carried a cascade of yellow sweetheart roses, daisies, chrysanthemums and lavender carnations. Her attendants wore lavender gowns with peplum waists, stand-up collars and lace shoulder ruffles. They carried nosegays of lavender carnations, daisies and chrysanthemums and wore matching floral wreaths in their hair. The miniature bride wore a dress similar to the bride’s. The groom was attired in a white, tailed tuxedo while his attendants wore gray, tailed tuxedos.
Following the sharing of vows, a dinner and dance was held at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The couple then left on a wedding trip to southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Prenuptial events included a shower hosted by Joan Harder and Phyllis Linster; a shower hosted by Brenda and Joyce Schmidt and Teresa Shambaugh; and a shower given by Darla Harder and Amy Poeschel.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Harder will make their home in Marshfield. She is a 1980 graduate of Neillsville High School and is now a sophomore at UW-Stevens Point. She is employed by Severt’s Fine Foods in Marshfield. Her husband, a 1981 graduate of the same high school, graduated in (_?) from District I Technical Institute, Eau Claire. He is employed by Mid-State _____ Service, of Marshfield. (Missing words ate up by the glue.)
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