BioM: Sexe, Leona Audrey (1949)
Surnames: Sexe, Goetsch, Halvorson, Crabtree, Grieg, Waltzer, Richter, Mueller, Bruss, Winrich, Brovold, Frederixon, Smith, Nelson, Anderson, Lambert, Hennings, Johnson, Nixdorf, Rhoder, Flaaten, Clark
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/12/1950
Sexe, Leona Audrey (Marriage - 27 Dec. 1949)
In a candle lighted Christmas setting of holly, evergreens and candelabra at the Zion Lutheran church at Blair Tuesday evening, December 27, Miss Leona Audrey Sexe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Saxe of Blair became the bride of Hal W. Goetsch, son of Rev. and Mrs. M. C. Goetsch of Cumberland, Wis. The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. L. W. Halvorson, pastor of the church, assisted by the bridegroom’s father, the Rev. Goetsch.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin’s Wedding March played by Mrs. Ronald Goetsch of Foster, cousin of the bridegroom. Mrs. Goetsch also accompanied Mrs. Russell Crabtree, cousin of the bride, who sang, "I Love Thee" by Gregg and "The Lord’s Prayer," and played as the recessional Mendelsson’s Wedding March.
The bride was attired in a gown of white velvet made princess style with long fitted sleeves and oval neckline. Her fingertip veil was also edged in lace and was held in place by a group of ostrich feathers caught in a halo. Her only jewelry was a string of pearls and she carried an ? white bouquet.
Miss Jean Sexe, in an emerald green Paris-faille gown, served her sister as maid of honor. Miss Jean Waltzer, schoolmate at Stout from Milwaukee, was bridesmaid and Miss Sonja Sexe, another sister, was junior bridesmaid. Their dresses were of wine Paris faille. All attendants’ dresses were made with full skirts, wide sashes, boat necklines with bertha collars and cap sleeves. They wore matching mitts and hair ornaments made of ostrich tips. Their bouquets were pale pink carnations tiered with ribbon to match their gowns.
Attending the bridegroom were Warren Richter, Blair, friend of the couple, as best man, and Carrol Sexe, Madison, brother of the bride and Richard Mueller, Wausau, cousin of the bridegroom. Ushers were Correll Sexe, Madison and Elroy A. Bruss of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A reception for 125 guests followed in the church parlors where the tables were decorated with holly and candles.
Miss Barbara Winrich presided at the coffee table and waitresses were the Misses Mary An Brovold, Jeon Frederixon, Roslyn Smith, Janice Nelson and Beatrice Anderson.
Following the reception the couple left on a brief trip to Chicago. On their return they will reside in an apartment recently completed in the former Clark house in Blair.
The bride was graduated from the Blair High School in 1946. She attended St. Olaf College for one year and is now a student at Stout Institute at Menomonie from which she will be graduated in June with a Home Economics major.
Mr. Goetsch completed his preparatory education at the Colby High School and was graduated from the Whitewater State Teachers College in 1947. He has held the position of speech and commercial instructor in the Blair school for the past two years.
Out-of-town guests present at the wedding were Rev. and Mrs. M. C. Goetsch of Cumberland, Rev. and Mrs. Ronald Goetsch of Foster, Rev. and Mrs. Lloyd Lambert and John Hennings of Rice Lake, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Mueller and family and Mrs. A. C. Mueller of Wausau, Dick Johnson of Sturgeon Bay, Miss Marion Nixdorf of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brovold and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rhoder and Miss Adeline Rhoder of Chippewa Falls, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Sexe of Black River Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Brovold of Alma and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Flaaten of Galesville.
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