BioM: Opelt, Roberta Mae (1982)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Opelt, Gaier, Elmhorst, Boon, Burr, Meier, Urlaub, Christenson, Spangler, Anding, Clark
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI) 1982, from scrapbook of Luella Mohr
Opelt, Roberta Mae (Marriage - 1 May 1982)
The Rev. Gary Clark officiated at the Saturday mid-afternoon, May 1, Neillsville United Church of Christ wedding for Roberta Mae Opelt and Robert Allen Gaier.
Parents of the couple are Dale and Betty Opelt and Harold and Alice Gaier, both couples of Neillsville.
Lori Anding as soloist with Deon Spangler accompanying offered "The Wedding Song," "Color My World" and "Sunrise, Sunset" as the special musical offerings for the nuptials.
Lana Elmhorst, a friend of the bride from Neillsville, was maid of honor. She was joined by Vicci Gaier, the groom’s sister, and Lisa Opelt, the bride’s sisters. Stacy Boon was miniature bride and Carl Opelt was ring bearer. Best man was Tim Burr, a friend of the groom, who was joined by Steve Meier, the groom’s friend, and Jim Urlaub, a cousin of the bride. Ushering were Rick Opelt and Paul Christenson.
The bride chose a gown of Dacron polyester organza trimmed in silk Venician lace with an accented, circular flounced skirt and attached brush train. She carried a bouquet of blue and white carnations with yellow roses and baby’s breath. Her attendants wore blue polyester and cotton voile-lined gowns in acetate taffeta with a bustle effect. They carried bouquets of baby mums, forget-me-nots and baby’s breath.
Following the service, a reception and dance was held at the Clark County Fairgrounds.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Gaier will make their home at Rt. 1, Granton. Both are graduates of Neillsville High School. She is employed by Neillsville Memorial Nursing Home and he is employed by Neillsville Co-op Transport.
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