BioM: Lavene, Bonnie (1966)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Lavene, Bender
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 02 June 1966
Lavene, Bonnie (28 May 1966)
Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss Bonnie Mae Lavene and Roger Lee Bender, Saturday, Mat 28 at 1 p,m, at Zion Lutheran Church, Granton.
The Rev. F. C. Benecke officiated at the service. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lavene, route 1, Neillsville and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bender, route 1, Loyal.
Baskets of peonies and gladiolus graced the altar, and net and satin bows were placed on the pews.
Mrs. Roger Tyler and Mrs. Harold Mayer sang “O Perfect Love” and “The Wedding Prayer.” They were accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Leland Garbisch.
The bride given in marriage by her father wore a white floor length bridal gown of chantilly lace, fashioned with long tapered sleeves and a scalloped neckline and bouffant skirt with cascades of tiers including the sides of the front lace panel. Her double crown headpiece was accented with pearls and attached to a veil of sheer illusion. She carried red roses and miniature white carnations.
Miss Claudean Seebandt, Neillsville was the maid of honor; Mrs. William Lucas, Willard, Mrs. Harold Drescher, Neillsville and Miss Mary Schmidt, Neillsville were the bridal assistants.
The bridal attendants wore floor length sheaths of blue chiffon with lace bodices and elbow length sleeves. A back panel of lace highlighted the slim skirts. Their blush veils were secured to crowns featuring pearl arches. They carried blue and white carnations in a colonial bouquet.
The flower girl and ring bearer were Joannie Marie Langfeldt, Marshfield; and Timmy Bender, Loyal. The flower girl wore a floor length dress of white lace, complimented with tiers encircleing the bouffant skirt. Her crown was also accented with pearls secured to her veil of sheer illusion. Her flowers were red roses and white carnations.
Merlin Bender, Loyal served as best man, Walter Wucherpfennig, Loyal, Harold Drescher, Niellsville, and Roger Kadolph, Loyal were the groomsmen.
Dennis Bender, Loyal and Gary Lavene, Neillsville served as the ushers.
Rickey Lavene, Neillsville and Jerry Langfeldt, Marshfield rolled out the white carpet.
A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents for 350 guests. Supper was served at Zion Lutheran Church at 4:30 and later that evening a dance was held at the Silver Dome.
The bride is a 1964 graduate of Neillsville High School and was employed at the Marshfield Clinic. Her new husband is a 1967 graduate of Loyal High School and farms.
After a wedding trip to Black Hills, South Dakota the couple will make their home on route 1, Loyal.
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