BioM: Hiles, Amber (1970)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Hiles, Zank, Miller, Buttke, Pagenkopf, Hake, Cattanach, Garbisch, Dieck
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/15/1970
Hiles, Amber (Marriage - 10 October 1970)
Miss Amber Hiles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hiles of Rt. 2 Granton, was united in marriage to Ronald Zank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zank of Rt. 1 Neillsville, Saturday at 2 p.m. at ceremonies performed in the Zion American Lutheran Church in Granton. The Rev. Dieck performed the double ring ceremony in the presence of 300 guests.
The bride wore an empire gown with a high collar, wide cuffs and long sleeves, with a long, full train trimmed with lacey flowers. She wore a shoulder-length veil and carried a bouquet of red roses as she was escorted to the altar by her father.
Linda Hiles was maid-of-honor and Joanne Hiles, Wanda Zank, Donna Hiles and Sharon Hiles were bridesmaids. The maid-of-honor wore a green gown and the bridesmaids wore yellow floor-length gowns trimmed with white empire waists and short puffy sleeves. They each carried a basket of green, yellow and white ‘mums.
Gary Miller was bestman and Ray Buttke, John Pagenkopf, John Hake and Dale Zank were groomsmen. Evan Cattanach and Wendell Miller were ushers. Mark Hiles was ringbearer and Lori Zank was the flowergirl.
Elsie Garbisch sang, “Lord’s Prayer” and “O Perfect Love,” accompanied by Ellen Zank. A reception was held at Bali Hai Supper Club, with 300 guests attending.
The bride is a 1969 graduate of Granton High School and a 1970 graduate of Eau Claire Technical School. She is employed at the Winnebago Children’s Home in Neillsville. The groom is engaged in farming with his father. After a wedding trip to Elkhorn, the couple will make their home on Rt. 1 Neillsville.
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