BioM: Patey, Connie Lynn (1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Patey, Simek, Henchen, Urban, Kapfer, Brown, Manz, Lundie, Lehmann, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/01/1970

Patey, Connie Lynn (Marriage - 27 September 1970)

Given in marriage by her father, Miss Connie Lynn Patey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Patey of Neillsville, became the bride of James Richard Simek, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Simek of Neillsville, Sunday at 4 p.m. in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. The Rev. Norman Lindloff performed the double-ring ceremony in the presence of 325 guests.

She wore an empire chapel entrained gown of fashioned peau de soie with chiffon and lace. An illusion veil billowed from a beaded Juliet lace headpiece. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses, baby’s breath and stephanotis, with green fern in a colonial style arrangement.

Miss Linda Henchen of Madison was maid-of-honor; Miss Cathy Patey of La Crosse, Mrs. Lynda Urban and Miss Judy Marshall, both of Neillsville, were bridesmaids. They wore colonial style; spring green gowns trimmed with antique white and wore matching leaf petal headpieces with illusion veils. They carried bronze and yellow ‘mums with green velvet ribbons.

Bill Simek, Jr., of St. Paul, Minn., was bestman. Max Kapfer of Stoughton, Wayne Brown of Hudson and Peter Manz of Savage, Minn., were groomsmen. Ushers were John Patey of Neillsville and Marv Lundie of Osseo.

Organ music was provided by Victor Lehmann. A reception was held at the wildcat Inn, with 325 guests attending.

The bride graduated from Neillsville High School in 1969 and attended Madison Area Technical College. She is employed by the Clark County Department of Social Services. The groom graduated from Neillsville High School in 1965 and attended Eau Claire Vocational School. He is employed by the Clark County Traffic Department.

After a northern Wisconsin wedding trip, the couple will live on Rt. 2 Neillsville.



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