BioM: Johnson, Eileen M. (1954)


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Surnames: Johnson, Calkins, Keinholz, Sanford, Banning


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 05/13/1954


Johnson, Eileen M. (8 MAY 1954)


Miss Eileen M. Johnson, faculty member of the Loyal Public School (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Richard B. Calkins, Eau Claire, in a 2 p.m. ceremony Saturday, May 8, 1954, at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee, with the Rev. W. Clayton Nielsen, officiating.


Parents of the newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Johnson, Withee, and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Calkins, Eau Claire.


The bride’s gown was of ivory satin, accented with Chantilly lace, styled with fitted bodice, lace yoke, and long sleeves, and a full skirt with appliqués of lace, and an overskirt of lace over a full sweeping train.  Her fingertip veil of imported silk illusion was caught to a crown of seed pearls and brilliants.  She carried white roses on a white Bible, and also carried an ivory silk handkerchief, which had belonged to her great-great-grandmother.


Audrey Johnson, La Crosse, was matron of honor for her sister-in-law.  Her Adrian blue gown was made with a strapless tucked bodice and worn with a lace jacket.  She carried pink roses on a blue lace fan.


The bridesmaids, Nancy Calkins, Eau Claire, the groom’s sister, and Audrey Keinholz, Chicago, friend of the bride, wore gowns of similar style to that of the matron of honor, in pink.  They carried pink roses on lace fans.


The groom’s attendants were Fred E. Johnson, La Cross, serving as best man, and Richard C. Sanford, Mayville, the groom’s brother-in-law, and Peter C. Banning, St. Paul, cousin of the groom, were groomsmen.


One hundred and ninety guests attended the reception at the Nazareth Parish Hall.


The bride is a graduate of the Withee High School and State College at Eau Claire.  The groom is a graduate of the Eau Claire Senior High and is with the U. S. Navy.


Both mothers of the couple wore navy blue with white accessories and corsages of pink roses.


Guests from Eau Claire, La Crosse, Green Bay, Owen, Chippewa Falls, Thorp, Loyal, Marshfield, Colby, Chicago, Ill., St. Paul, Minn., Red Wing, Minn. And White Bear, Minn., attended the services.



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