Ethel #3 (1948)
Surnames: Erickson, Wardwell, Geary
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04/01/1948
Erickson, Ethel #3 (27 MAR 1948)
The Evangelical Lutheran Church at Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.) was the scene of a lovely Easter season wedding Saturday, March 27th, 1948, when Miss Ethel Erickson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Erickson, Curtiss, became the bride of Homer Wardwell, son of Wm. Wardwell of La Crosse, Wis. Rev. G. E. Borreson officiated at the ceremony.
During the ceremony, Norman Erickson, cousin of the bride, sang "I Love You Truly" and the "Lord’s Prayer." He was accompanied by Dorothy Thompson. Mrs. E. R. Erickson, aunt of the bride, played the wedding march and recessional.
The bride wore a white satin gown with short sleeves and a full skirt and wore a fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of calla lilies and white roses.
Her matron of honor, Mrs. Violet Wardwell, and bridesmaid, Betty Geary, a cousin, wore gowns of blue and yellow silk crepe and carried bouquets of dubonnet and white sweet peas.
John Erickson, a brother of the bride, was best man and both her and the bridegroom wore dark brown business suits.
Following the ceremony a dinner was served to about 50 guests in the parish hall which was appropriately decorated for the occasion with cut spring and Easter flowers. Later that nigh a wedding dance was held at La Crosse where the young couple will establish their home.
Among the guests attending eh wedding from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Wardwell, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Veglahn, Burton Veglahn, of La Crosse, Wis.; Lee Veglahn, Wis. Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Erickson and Mr. and Mrs. Oluf Eugh of Westby, Wis.; Elizabeth Callahan, Jean Helwig and Helen Stetzer of Eau Claire.
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