BioM: Stelter, Bonnie J. (1965)


Surnames: Vircks, Stelter, Isenberger, Cooley, Samuelson, Walters, Turecek

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/14/1965

Stelter, Bonnie J. (18 SEP 1965)

Miss Bonnie Jean Stelter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Stelter of route 3, Stanley, became the bride of Glenn Dale Vircks at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Thorp on Sept. 18, 1965. The Rev. R.W. Olson read the double ring ceremony at 2:00 p.m. The groom is the son of Mrs. June Vircks of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.). Soloist, Mrs. Dale Booth, sang "O Perfect Love" and "The Wedding Prayer," as Mrs. William Boardman, the organist, played her accompaniment.

A gown of Chantilly lace over taffeta was worn by the bride as she was escorted to the altar by her father. Pearl and sequin trim highlighted the portrait neckline of the basque bodice, and the floor length full hoop skirt of tissue taffeta was trimmed with wide bands of lace and fell into a chapel train. Her bouffant imported French illusion veil was held in place by a pearl trimmed peau de soie floral cluster. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses surrounded by white feather mums.

Mrs. Frank Isenberger was the matron of honor for her sister. The bridesmaid was Miss Janice Cooley, a friend. Each wore a yellow mist street length dress of satin styled with a scoop neckline, elbow length sleeves, fitted bodice, and with a flat front modified bell skirt. Each carried a yellow mum surround by brown feathered mums. They wore matching headpieces.

The junior bridesmaids were Donna Stelter and Debbie Vircks, sister of the bride and groom, attired in gold street length dresses of satin styled with scoop neckline, short sleeves and full skirts. Each carried a bouquet similar to the other sides. Each wore matching headpiece. Their necklaces were gifts of the bride.

The flower girl, dressed identically as the bride and carrying a basket of yellow mums, was Wendy Lou Stelter, sister of the bride. The ring bearer was David Walters, nephew of the groom.

Serving the groom as his best man was his brother, Denny Vircks. The groomsman was Dean Samuelson, a friend, and Arland Walters and James Turecek, brother-in-law of the groom and bride, respectively, seated the guests.

A reception for 300 was held in the church parlors where Mrs. Jas. Turecek and Mrs. Arland Walters cut and served the wedding cake. The mother of the bride was present in a two-piece brown knit suit, and the mother of the bride was present in a two-piece black and gold knit suit. Each had matching accessories and a corsage of browna nd yellow mums, roses, and carnations.

Following a week's wedding trip through northern Wisconsin, the couple is at home at Boyd. They are both graduates of Stanley-Boyd High School and the bride is employed at Fabri-Tek in Eau Claire, and the groom works at the Stanley Wood Workers.



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