BioM: Dehn, Joan Alice #2 (1956)  

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Surnames: Dehn, Frost, Erickson, Armstrong, Juneau, Vander Stoep, Frome, Behus, Newman, Bungaard, Neimi, Messer, Giese, Rex 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 08/30/1956 

Dehn, Joan Alice (Marriage - 18 Aug. 1956)  

Mr. and Mrs. Thorvald H. Frost are making their home on the groom’s farm north of Withee. Mrs. Frost, a graduate of Stout State college, Menomonie, is teaching home economics in the Abbotsford high school. The groom is employed at the E. M. Erickson feed mill in Withee. 

Before a candlelight altar in Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity, at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Aug. 18, Miss Joan Alice Dehn, Unity, pledged nuptial vows with Thorvald H. Frost, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Frost, of Withee. She is the youngest daughter of Mrs. William J. Dehn, Unity, and the late Mr. Dehn, who were married on the same date 41 years ago.  

White tapers in tall candelabra and arrangements of white gladioli provided the background for the double-ring ceremony at which the Rev. Claude Vander Stoep officiated. Herbert Juneau, Abbotsford, played nuptial music before the ceremony and accompanied Jack Armstrong, Abbotsford, while he sang "Because," "Walk Hand in Hand" and "The Lord’s Prayer."  

Escorted down the white carpeted aisle and given in marriage by her uncle, Henry Dehn, Green Bay, the bride wore a gown of imported hand clipped Chantilly lace and tulle over taffeta. The fitted lace bodice was styled with a deep V-neckline trimmed with iridescent sequins and seed pearls, and long sleeves coming to points over the wrists. Tiny lace buttons closed the bodice back and the sleeves. The bouffant skirt was designed with alternating cascades of ruffles of lace and tulle the entire length of the skirt and extending into a sweep train. A crown of seed pearls secured her finger-tip veil of imported illusion which had a hand rolled edge. She carried a crescent-shaped bouquet of American beauty roses and stephanotis, centered with a white orchid. Streamers of white satin ribbons interspersed the bouquet.  

Mrs. Glen Frome, Unity, served as matron of honor for her sister. Mrs. Earl Behus, Minneapolis, sister of the groom, and Miss Marjorie Newman, Kenosha, college roommate of the bride, were bridesmaids. All three wore identically styled gowns of blue lace and taffeta. Tiny lace ruffles formed the floor-length skirts and were also repeated around the tops of the strapless bodices. Lace jackets were worn with the gowns. Headbands of ruffled blue net with accents of feathered pink carnations were worn in their hair. They carried identical bouquets of pink carnations arranged amid ruffles of white tulle.  

Miss Cindy Lou Frome, Unity, niece of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a gown similar to that of the adult attendants with blue lace ruffles over taffeta forming the skirt. The lace ruffle was repeated around the scooped neckline bodice. A tiny tulle bonnet with flower trim was worn in her hair. She carried a white satin and lace basket filled with pink carnations. Peter Frost, St. Louis Park, Minn., a nephew of the groom, carried the rings on a satin pillow trimmed with lace and ribbons. 

Kristian Frost, St. Louis Park, Minn., was best man for his brother. William J. Dehn, Marshfield, brother of the bride, and Arne Bungaard, Ladysmith, friend of the groom, completed the bridal party. Glenn Frome, Unity, brother-in-law of the bride, and Allen Neimi, Withee, were in charge of ushering. 

Friends and relatives were greeted at the bride’s home for a reception in the afternoon and returned to church for dinner where the places were laid for 150 guests. Wedding bells and blue and white streamers trimmed the dining area, and a four-tiered wedding cake centered the bridal table. Mrs. Ansel Messer, first grade teacher of the bride, was in charge of cutting and serving the wedding cake. Miss Lorinda Giese, Edgar and Miss Betty Rex, Unity, were in charge of the guest book and gifts, respectively.  

In the evening a dance was held at Kolby Park pavilion.  

When the young couple left on their honeymoon to northern Wisconsin and Michigan, the bride wore a pink linen dress with a fitted jacket which she designed and made. A white orchid and white accessories completed her ensemble.  

Friends and relatives attending the wedding came from Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, New York and various cities and villages in Wisconsin. 



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