BioM: Wilson, Norma Jean (1954) 

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Surnames: Wilson, Kalepp, Sprengler, Kieser, Hawks, Schultz, Garces, Kattre, Mattila, Bunnell 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 11/04/1954 

Wilson, Norma Jean (Marriage - 30 Oct. 1954) 

In a candle light ceremony at Christ Lutheran church, Miss Norma Jean Wilson and Harold Kalepp, Jr., exchanged marriage vows in a double ring ceremony, Saturday evening at 7:30 o’clock. The Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiated at the service, during which the Misses Dorothy and Marilyn Kieser sang "O Perfect Love" and "The Lord Is My Shepherd." 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her uncle, William Wilson, is the daughter of Mrs. Lily Wilson, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kalepp, of Abbotsford. 

For her wedding, the bride wore a gown of rose point lace over satin, ballerina length. It was designed with a sweet heart neck line, fitted bodice that closed down the back with tiny lace covered buttons, and long sleeves that ended in points at the wrists. A tunic of deep pointed lace over nylon tulle detailed the skirt. A coronation crown of tiny seed pearls and iridescent sequins held her finger tip veil of nylon tulle. Her bouquet was an arrangement of red roses, white chrysanthemums, carnations, and satin ribbon. 

Attending her as matron of honor was her sister, Mrs. Dean Hawks. The bridesmaids were Miss Jane Kalepp, Abbotsford, and Miss Bernice Kalepp, Dorchester, sister and cousin of the groom. They were attired in strapless net formals with fitted lace over taffeta bodices and lace jackets. Tiered net formed overskirts for their ballerina length skirts. Half hats with rolled edged leaves were sprinkled with tiny rhinestones. The matron of honor wore blue and carried a colonial bouquet of pink mums and white carnations. The bridesmaids in shrimp frocks, carried bouquets of orchid, yellow and white mums. 

White net ballerina dresses were worn by the two little flower girls, Miss Diana Jean Schultz, Dorchester, and Miss Selina Garces, Milwaukee, cousins of the bride. They carried colonial bouquets of red roses and white mums. 

Clayton Kattre, cousin of the groom, carried the rings on a satin pillow and wore a white jacket and dark trousers like those of the groom and his attendants. Du Wayne Kalepp was best man for his brother. Gerald Kalepp, another brother and Dean Hawks, a brother-in-law of the bride, were groomsmen. Ushers were Fred Wilson, brother of the bride, and Kenneth Kalepp, a cousin of the groom. 

Mrs. Wilson wore a gray-blue dress with black accessories to her daughter’s wedding, and Mrs. Kalepp chose one of blue with navy accessories. Their corsages were made of pink roses and white feathered carnations. 

Mrs. Victor Mattila, Owen, grand mother of the bride, Mrs. Adolph Kalepp and Mrs. M. C. Bunnell, grand mothers of the groom, had corsages of yellow and white mums. 

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church parlors and later at the Wilson home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kalepp left on a wedding trip to northwestern Wisconsin and Minnesota. They are making their home in Abbotsford where Mr. Kalepp is engaged in the coal and fuel oil business with his father. Both young people attended the Abbotsford high school. 

Out of town guests at the wedding came from Waukegan, Ill.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Milwaukee, Madison, Stevens Point, Manawa, Owen, Thorp, Curtiss, Withee, Dorchester, Medford, Rib Lake, Phillips, Athens, and Colby. 



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