BioM: Thompson, Dorothy Elizabeth (1953)

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Surnames: Thompson, Sorenson, Larson, Sether, Smith, Calhoun, Lindgren, Graham, Wied, Fontaine, Sullivan, VanderGraff, Kennedy, Nims, North, Kettwig, Epple 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/25/1953 

Thompson, Dorothy Elizabeth (Marriage - 20 June 1953) 

A nuptial service in St. Paul’s Methodist church, Stevens Point, which was performed Saturday by the Rev. Jans J. VanderGraff, united in marriage Miss Dorothy Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thompson, Curtiss, and Gordon Nels Christian Sorenson, Richmond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Sorenson, Plainfield. The bride is a grand daughter of Mrs. Lars Larson, Abbotsford. 

Mrs. Gilbert Sether, Stevens Point, sang "O Perfect Love," and "The Lord’s Prayer," during the ceremony. At the reception, Miss Mary Ann Smith, sorority sister of the bride, sang "Because," and "Through the Years." 

The Rev. Granville Calhoun, Plainfield, gave the wedding prayer during the ceremony, and the Rev. Alvin Lindgren pronounced the benediction at the close of the rites. 

The bride, who approached the altar on the arm of her father, was attired in a gown styled with a bodice of white embroidered organdy, having a broad sweetheart neckline, short sleeves, and a peplum. The overskirt of embroidered organdy over taffeta, extended into a short court train. Her fingertip veil was fastened to a Juliet cap and she carried an orchid on a white Bible. 

Mrs. Douglas Graham, Mauston, a sister of the bride, filled the role of matron of honor. She wore a gown of organdy over ice blue taffeta with a broad v-neckline and a bouffant skirt. 

The bridesmaids, Mrs. Walter Wied, Milwaukee, a sister of the groom, and Miss Reta Fontaine, Mosinee, were dressed in frocks designed like that of the matron of honor. Each wore a braided headdress of daisies and carried colonial bouquets of pink carnations. 

Knute Sorenson, Madison, brother of the groom, was best man, and Jack Sullivan, Madison, and Bill Nims, of Massachusetts, were groomsmen. 

Kenneth Kennedy, Tomah; Douglas Graham, Mauston, brother-in-law of the bride, and Arthur North ushered. 

Donna Kay Sorenson, Hancock, niece of the groom, and Estelle Kettwig, Richmond, flower girls; wore short organdy frocks with puffed sleeves. Each carried a small bouquet of pink carnations. 

Preceding the wedding ceremony the couple were honored at a luncheon given by Mr. and Mrs. Arne Epple. After the ceremony, a reception was held in the church parlors. 

Both the bride and groom are graduates of Wisconsin State College, Stevens Point. The bride was a member of Tau Gamma Beta sorority and the groom, a member of Sigma Theta Epsilon fraternity. The groom is student pastor at the Richmond Methodist church. He is now attending Garrett Seminary at Northwestern University. His bride will teach in Milton Junction. 

The couple are honeymooning in Michigan and on their return will live on Lake Lorraine, Delavan. 

Guests at the wedding were from Waterloo, Iowa; Chicago, Evanston, Ill.; Madison, Milwaukee, Sturgeon Bay, Richmond, Watertown, Belleville, Oregon; Plainfield, Curtiss, Abbotsford, Neillsville, Wild Rose, Allenton, Mosinee, Wausau, Tomah, Mauston, Weyauwega, and Elcho. 



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