BioM: Dehn, Joan Alice (1956)

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Surnames: Dehn, Frost, Vander Stoep, Juneau, Armstrong, Frome, Mehus, Newman, Messer, Giese, Rex

----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 31 Aug 1956

Dehn, Joan Alice (Marriage - 25 Aug. 1956)

Before a candlelight altar in Trinity Lutheran Church at 2:30 o’clock last Saturday afternoon, Miss Joan Alice Dehn, youngest daughter of Mrs. William J. Dehn, Unity, pledged vows with Thorvald H. Frost, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Frost of Withee. The parents of the bride were married on the same date 41 years ago.

The Rev. Claude Vander Stoep officiated at the ceremony. Herbert Juneau, Abbotsford, played nuptial music before the ceremony and accompanied Jack Armstrong, Abbotsford, while he sang "Because," "Walk Hand in Hand" and "The Lord’s Prayer."

Escorted down the white capeted aisle and given in marriage by her uncle, Henry Dehn, Green Bay, the bride wore a gown of imported hand clipped Chantilly lace and tulle over taffeta. The fitted lace bodice was styled with a deep V neckline trimmed with iridescent sequins and seed pearls and long sleeves coming to points over the wrists. Tiny lace buttons closed the bodice back and the sleeves. The bouffant skirt was designed with alternating cascades of ruffles of lace and tulle the entire length of the skirt and extending into a sweep train. A crown of seed pearls secured her fingertip veil of imported illusion which had a hand rolled edge. She carried a crescent shaped bouquet of American Beauty roses interspersed with a white orchid. White satin ribbons accented the bouquet.

Mrs. Glen Frome, Unity, served as matron of honor for her sister. Mrs. Earl Melhus, Minneapolis, sister of the groom, and Miss Marjorie Newman, Kenosha, were the bridesmaids. All wore identically styled gowns of blue lace and taffeta, headbands of ruffled blue net and carried identical bouquets of pink carnations.

Cindy Lou Frome, Unity, a niece of the bride, was flower girl, attired similar to the adult attendants.

Friends and relatives were greeted at the bride’s home for a reception in the afternoon and returned to the church for dinner where the tables were laid for 150 guests. Wedding bells and blue and white streamers trimmed the dining area and a four-tiered wedding cake centered the bridal table. Mrs. Ansel Messer, first grade teacher of the bride, was in charge of cutting and serving the cake. Miss Lorinda Giese, Edgar and Miss Betty Rex, Unity, were in charge of the guest book and gifts.

In the evening a dance was held at Colby park pavilion.

Following a honeymoon in northern Wisconsin and Michigan, the young couple will reside on the groom’s farm north of Withee. The bride, a graduate of Unity High School and Stout State College, is home economics instructor in the Abbotsford High School.



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