BioM: Morse, Altha (1944)
Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Morse, Johnson, Follendorf, Lakowske

The Loyal Tribune 26 October 1944

Morse, Altha (14 OCT 1944)

In a double ring ceremony, Miss Altha Morse, eldest granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Morse of the town of Loyal, exchanged marriage vows with Norman F. Johnson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Johnson of the town of Little Falls, Monroe county, at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church in Cataract. The Rev. Emil G. Toepel, pastor officiated at the marriage ceremony. The altar was decorated with baskets of home grown flowers.

A prelude was played by Gordon Follendorf, cousin of the groom, following which Arlene and Doris Johnson, sisters of the groom, sang "O Perfect Love."

While the wedding march was being played, the bridal party moved slowly up the aisle. The bridesmaid Miss Dorothy Follendorf, cousin of the groom, wore a sweetheart neckline Alice blue satin bodice, with net skirt, and carried an arm bouquet of deep yellow pompoms. The maid of honor, Miss Gladys Morse, of Marshfield, sister of the bride, wore a V neckline, pale pink net over satin and carried an arm bouquet of deep pink winter asters. Each wore a heart-shaped locket on black satin ribbon and a headdress of blue and pink velvet bows respectively.

The bride, who was escorted down the aisle by her grandfather and taken by the arm of the groom at the altar, wore a white brocaded satin dress, with a sweeping train and a sweetheart neckline, and with long sleeves puffed at the shoulders. Her fingertip veil was a crown of orange blossoms, with a border of appliqué. She carried a bouquet of pink roses, and her jewelry was a string of three-stranded pearls.

The groom was attended by Douglas Lakowske, and the best man was Harlan Johnson, brother of the groom. Clarence Follendorf acted as usher.

Preceding the prayer offered by Rev. Toepel, Arlene and Doris Johnson sang "Oh Beautiful Savior."

For her granddaughter’s wedding Mrs. Morse wore a dark green frock, with gold trim. The groom’s mother wore a sky blue frock. Both wore shoulder corsages of yellow and pink pompoms respectively.

After the ceremony, a reception, a reception and luncheon for 50 guests was held at the home of the groom’s parents. Supper was served at 5 o’clock. And while the guests remained standing at the tables, Arlene and Doris sang "I Love You Truly." The bride’s table held the wedding cake, which was baked by Mrs. Lois Kremmer, aunt of the groom. Assisting at the tables were Alvina Hagen, Rosella Hammon and Doris Lakowske. During the supper hour, several selections of music were played on the piano by Gordon Follendorf.

After an evening spent in singing songs, dancing and merry-making, climaxed with a midnight lunch, the guests departed, wishing the young couple a long and happy wedded life, which wish is also extended by The Loyal Tribune.

Attending the wedding from Loyal were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Morse and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morse and daughters, Velma and LaVine.

The bride is a graduate of the Loyal high school with the class if 1942 and also attended the vocational school as a stenographer in LaCrosse. The groom is a graduate of the Sparta high school, class of 1942, and at the present is engaged in agricultural work.

A shower by the neighbors was given at the home of the groom’s parents on Oct. 8. The couple received many lovely gifts. They will make their home on a farm near here.



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