BioM: Wilding, Lucille (1950)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wilding, Kalsow, Gerhardt, Kunze, Kuhn, Spiegel, Briggs, Nulton, Allbaugh

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 16, 1950

Wilding, Lucille (Marriage - 11 November 1950)

Miss Lucille Wilding, daughter of Jess Wilding, became the bride of Donald Kalsow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Kalsow of Neillsville, at a double ring ceremony performed at the Methodist Church Saturday, November 11, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Virgil Nulton officiating.

The bride was attired in a beautiful white bridal gown of white satin with net yoke, edged with wide lace, long pointed sleeves, lace trimmed skirt ending in a long train, with lace trimmed finger-tip veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white chrysanthemums. She was given in marriage by her father.

The bride was attended by Mrs. Calvin Gerhardt, sister of the groom, as matron of honor, who was gowned in light blue satin with watching (matching) headband. Her bridesmaid was a close friend, Mrs. Donald Kunze, who wore a rose satin gown with matching headband. They carried identical bouquets of bronze roses and white mums.

The groom was attended by Calvin Gerhardt as best man, and Donald Kunze, Ernest Kuhn and Robert Spiegel as ushers.

Randy Briggs sang "Because" and "the Lord’s Prayer," accompanied by Mrs. Virgil Nulton, who also played the bridal march.

The bride grew to womanhood in Shortville vicinity, being raised since a few weeks old by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. George Allbaugh. She attended Shortville School and Neillsville High School, graduating with the class of 1943. Since her graduation she has been employed at the P.M.A. office in Neillsville, being chief clerk the past two years.

The groom attended Neillsville High School and spent several months in the service, receiving a medical discharge. He has since been employed at the Police Radio station, was Justice for the City of Neillsville, and for the past few months has been rural mail carrier on route four.

A reception was held at the American Legion Hall from 4 to 6 p.m., with tables seating around 70 guests. The tables and the altar at the church were decorated with baskets of yellow and white chrysanthemums. A dinner was served after which the bridal pair was presented with many beautiful and useful gifts.

The couple will reside at their home in Neillsville after a few days honeymoon through the eastern part of the state.



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