BioM: Mertens, Dolores A (1944)
Surnames: Techmeier, Mertens, Peterson, Bohman
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/31/1944
Mertens, Dolores A (23 AUG 1944)
A very pretty wedding took place at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on Wednesday morning, Aug. 23rd, 1944 at eight o’clock when Dolores Agnes Mertens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Mertens of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Herbert H. Techmeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Techmeier of the town of Worden (Clark Co.). Rev. A.M. Muckerheide performed the ceremony.
The bride was beautifully attired in a white satin lace gown, fashioned princess style and wore a fingertip veil held in place by a heart shaped crown. She wore pearls and carried a shower bouquet of white gladioli and white roses.
Her maid of honor, Miss Theresa Mertens, a sister of the bride, wore a blue satin brocade dress and a tulle headdress to match, and carried a shower bouquet of white asters and yellow tea roses.
The bridesmaid, Miss Marion Peterson, friends of the bride and groom, also wore a blue satin brocade dress and a tulle headdress to match, and carried a shower bouquet of white asters and pink tea roses.
Leonard Bohman, friend of the bride and groom, was best man.
The groom wore a dark navy blue suit with a gardenia boutonniere.
The groom’s attendants all wore dark blue suits, with white carnation boutonnieres
Another attending couple was Miss Helen Mertens, sister of the bride, and Hugo Mertens, brother of the bride. Miss Mertens also wore a blue satin brocade dress and a tulle headdress to match, and carried a shower bouquet of white asters and pink tea roses. They wore little gold cross chains, a gift of the bride.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, where fifty guests were present. The dining room was trimmed in blue and white and a beautiful three-tier wedding cake was the centerpiece of the table.
In the evening a shower and wedding dance was held at Mileaway Pavilion.
The young couple will make their home on the groom’s farm in the town of Worden.
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