BioM: Widmer, Arlene Bernice #2 (1954)  

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Surnames: Widmer, Marten, Maul, Witte, Cammers, Kops, Winters, Seefeld, Bunkelman 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/16/1954 

Widmer, Arlene Bernice (Marriage - 4 Sept. 1954)  

Relatives and friends congregated in St. John’s Lutheran Church, at Riplinger, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 4 at 1:30 o’clock to attend the wedding of Miss Arlene Bernice Widmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Widmer, Spencer, and William Marten, Jr., Spencer, son of Mrs. Arthur Steele, Abbotsford. The Rev. Paul Maul officiated.  

The groom’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Eugene Marten, Spencer, was the matron of honor, attired in a strapless orchid gown of daisy trimmed net over taffeta with matching jacket.  

Mrs. Wilbur Witte, Riplinger, and Miss Betty Cammers, Genoa City, a cousin of the bride, the bridesmaids, were attired like the matron of honor in mint green and coral, respectively. All three aides carried colonial bouquets of white carnations tinted to match their frocks.  

Eugene Marten, Spencer, was his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Wilbur Witte, Riplinger, and Richard Kops, Unity, a cousin of the bride. Ushering were Donald Winters, Beaver Dam, and Dennis Seefeld, Spencer.  

Judy Widmer, the bride’s little sister, and Diane Bunkelman, Chippewa Falls, a niece of the groom, were dressed alike in white net over taffeta gowns for their roles of flower girls. Each carried a pink and white floral piece. Jerry Marten, nephew of the groom, from Spencer, was the ring bearer.  

White net over satin was utilized to fashion the bridal gown, which was four tiered and floor length and designed with a sweetheart neck line and long sleeves. Pearls and sequins decorated the crown from which the finger tip veil fell. The bride carried red roses and white pompons.  

White accessories were used with the blue lace over taffeta dress worn by Mrs. Widmer for her daughter’s wedding. The groom’s mother appeared in dusty pink lace over taffeta, also with white accessories.  

A wedding supper was served in the church basement.  

The bride is a graduate of the Loyal high school and her husband attended Abbotsford high school.  

After a southern Wisconsin honeymoon, the Martens will reside in Riplinger, where Mr. Marten is employed in a cheese factory.  

Wedding guests came from Genoa City, Fox Lake, Beaver Dam, Waupun, Birnamwood, Minneapolis, Chippewa Falls, Milwaukee, Dodgeville, Lake Geneva, Cleveland, Chicago, Neillsville, Washburn, Medford, Greenwood, Unity, Colby, Abbotsford, Curtiss, Riplinger, Loyal, Owen, and Plymouth. 



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