BioM: Makinen, Helga (1946)
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Surnames: Wilson, Hill, Makinen

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/03/1946

Makinen, Helga (26 SEP 1946)

A beautiful double ring ceremony performed in the Finnish Lutheran Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Sept. 26th, 1946, united Miss Helga Miriam Makinen in in marriage to Newell George Wilson. The solemn rites were read by Rev. Karl Keljo, pastor of the Finnish parish.

Miss Makinen’s gown was of white lace, floor length, long sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. The sleeves were pointed at the wrist and a long fingertip veil fell from her Dutch cap effect headdress, with inserts of matching lace on the veil with a long train. She wore a corsage of red tuber roses and delphiniums. Her only jewelry was a string of white pearls, a gift of the groom, and carried a white prayer book, a gift of the groom’s mother.

Attending her as maid of honor and bridesmaid were, a cousin, Ruth Makinen of Wakefield, Mich., and Ruth Hill of Owen.

Miss Makinen wore a gown of pink nylon with a square neckline and short puffed sleeves and a pink veil. Miss Hill’s gown was of green net and a similar design. Both wore headbands of red roses and wore corsages of red roses and blue lace flowers. Their jewelry consisted of small gold crosses, a gift of the bride.

The bridegroom was attended by Toivo Makinen, a brother of the bride, and groomsman, Clause Wilson, his brother. All wore business suits and carnation boutonnieres.

The groom’s mother, Mrs. Nellie Wilson, wore a gray pin stripe suit. The bride’s mother, an invalid, was unable to attend the ceremony.

Immediately following the service a reception was given for the newlyweds in the church parlors for more than one hundred and fifty friends and relatives, after which a party was given for them at Jen’s Curve Inn. Later the couple departed for an outing in the lake region near Cable.

Preceding the ceremony Miss Lorraine Luoma and Eugene Koplitz san "I Love You Truly."

This young couple is well know in this community. Both are graduate of the Owen, Wis. (Clark Co., Wis.) High School. The bride graduated with the class of 1942. For two years afterward she was employed in Illinois, and the past two years at the Clark County Hospital.

The bridegroom graduated with the class of 1937, and until the time of his entering the service in 1941, was employed by the Stenseth Grocery. He served with the U. S. 8th Air Force as an Intelligence Clerk and was discharge a S/Sgt. On Aug. 25, 1945. Since that time he has been employed as a postal clerk at the Owen post office.

The couple at present are making their home with the bride’s parents until Nov. 1st, at which time they will move into their own home west of the city.

Among the many guests and relatives that attended the marriage ceremony were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fricke, Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon capes, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wilson, Miss Ruth Makinen, Mr. Ephraim Makinen, Mrs. Reino Makinen and Marilyn, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Maki and Bruce, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoffman, daughters Jacqueline, and Mae, and son Gordon, all of Wakefield, Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Craig of Little Rock, Ark.

 

 


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