BioM: Kindschi, Bonita Jean (1951)
Surnames: Kindschi, Wiersig, Bender, Lischer, Sellgren, Ellis, Pischke, Doverspike
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/09/1951
Kindschi, Bonita Jean (Marriage - 4 Aug. 1951)
Miss Bonita Jean Kindschi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kinschi of Prairie du Sac, Wis., became the bride of Dr. Donald O. Wiersig of Colby, at a double-ring ceremony in Evangelical United Brethren church in Prairie du Sac Saturday afternoon, Aug. 4. The ceremony was read by Rev. C. A. Bender before an altar decorated with lighted tapers and flanked on both sides by baskets of white orchid gladioli and white phlox.
The bride, presented in marriage by her father, wore a gown fashioned with a chantilly lace bodice, long pointed sleeves and lace inserts in the skirt of nylon net over satin that extended into a court train. Her finger-tip veil of imported illusion was held in place by a band of illusion enthroned with pearls. She also wore a pearl necklace, a gift of the groom. Her bouquet of stephanite and white orchids was tied with a ribbon from her mother’s wedding bouquet.
Miss Eveline Wiersig, sister of the groom, was maid of honor with Miss Marion Lischer and Mrs. Donald Sellgren serving as bridal aids. The bride’s attendants all wore gowns of orchid marquisette with bouffarl skirts and shirred strapless tops. A brief lace appliquéd jacket with cap sleeves and tiny mandarin collar covered their shoulders. The aids carried American beauty colored roses and Miss Wiersig carried a bouquet of light cream and pink roses.
Dr. Stewart Ellis of Richfield, Minn., served as best man with Len Wiersig of Wausau and Jerrald Kindschi of Prairie du Sac acting as ushers.
Mrs. Eugene Pischke served as organist and accompanist for Lorayne Doverspike who sang, "Oh Promise Me," "God Gave Me You" and "The Lord’s Prayer."
The bride’s mother wore a gray lace dress with pink accessories. The groom’s mother wore a navy crepe dress with navy accessories. Their corsages consisted of roses.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride.
For their wedding trip to Canada, the bride wore a brown linen suit with white accessories and an orchid corsage.
The bride, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, taught home economics in Two Rivers and Beaver Dam. Dr. Wiersig graduated from Iowa State College. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi.
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