BioM: Klessig, Karen Mae (1961)
Suranames: Klessig, Winkler, Langseth, Matz, Kilty, Jeske
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/09/1961
Klessig, Karen Mae (Marriage - 4 Nov. 1961)
Miss Karen Mae Klessig, daughter of Mrs. Harold C. Klessig of Colby, and Robert Edward Winkler, son of Mrs. Dorothy Winkler of Unity and the late Norman Winkler, exchanged marriage vows in Trinity Lutheran church in Unity Saturday, Nov. 4, 1961, at 1:30 P.M. Rev. Robert Langseth officiated at the nuptial services. The church was decorated with bouquets of yellow, gold and bronze mums.
The bride was attired in a floor-length bridal gown with a scalloped Sabrina neckline trimmed with iridescent sequins and pearls featuring long sleeves, full hoop skirt with lace panels at sides and lace edged tiers of tulle in front and back. The pearl and sequin trimmed crown was completed with a fingertip veil of French illusion. Her cascade bouquet consisted of red roses, white pomps and stephanotis with red rose streamers.
Mrs. LaVonne Matz of Waseca, Minn., sister of the bride, was matron of honor. She wore a formal of fern green silk organza over taffeta with scoop neckline and cap sleeves featuring draped bodice, full gathered skirt with shirring in back. Head pieces were featured clips with matching face veils. Her cascade bouquet consisted of fall mums in two shades of yellow.
The bridesmaids were Miss Pat Winkler of Unity, sister of the groom, Mrs. Donna Klessig of Stratford, sister-in-law of the bride, and Miss Miriam Kilty of Edgar, friend of the bride and groom. Their gowns were identical to that of the matron of honor. Miss Winkler’s bouquet was similar to that of the matron of honor and the cascade bouquets of Mrs. Klessig and Miss Kilty consisted of fall mums in three shades.
The groom was attended by his brother, Dennis Winkler, as best man and by Jerome Jeske of Hamburg, cousin of the groom, John R. Matz of Waseca, Minn., brother-in-law of the bride, and David Winkler, brother of the groom, as groomsmen.
About 200 guests attended the reception at the Colby City hall. Supper was served at the church parlors and a dance was held in the evening at the Sportsmen’s Park at Colby, Wis. The city hall, home and church parlors were decorated with wedding bells, green and white streamers and bouquets of fall mums in shades of yellow, gold and bronze.
After a wedding trip to Western Wisconsin and Michigan, the couple will be at home after November 11 at Unity, Route 1, where the groom is engaged in farming.
The groom is a graduate of Colby High School, class of 1959, and the bride is a graduate of the same school, class of 1960, and is now attending Taylor County Teachers College.
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