BioM: Kalepp, Bonnie Lu (1956)

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Surnames: Kalepp, Polzin, Sprengler, McLees, Bliese, McCully, Cantweel, Smith 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/21/1956  

Kalepp, Bonnie Lu (Marriage - 15 June 1956) 

Candles outlining the altar and aisle of St. Peter’s Lutheran church, Dorchester, provided the setting for the candlelight marriage ceremony of Miss Bonnie Lu Kalepp and Eugene Polzin on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. Flowers were used to complete the decorations in the church. The Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiated. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kalepp, Dorchester, and the groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Polzin, Plainfield. 

The dress chosen by the bride for her wedding was made of tiers of lace and tulle over ice blue satin, forming a short full train in the back. The bodice, of lace over the same ice blue satin, was fashioned with a V-neck and long lace sleeves coming to points over her hands. A pearl tiara held her finger tip veil, edged with lace. She carried a bouquet of orchids and carnations. A double strand of pearls at her throat and pearl earrings, gift of the groom, completed her ensemble. 

Her attendants wore floor length gowns in different shades of blue. The dresses were made alike, with tiers of gathered net over taffeta. They carried bouquets of white and varying shades of pink carnations, and their head bands also were made of carnations. 

Miss Bernice Kalepp, Milwaukee, was her sister’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Rosemary Polzin, Green Bay, sister of the groom and Delores McLee, Medford, a friend of the bride. David Bliese, Wausau, a friend of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were John McCully, Shawano, also a friend of the groom, and Lloyd Kalepp, Dorchester, brother of the bride. Kenneth Kalepp, a cousin of the bride, and Douglas Polzin, brother of the groom, acted as ushers. 

Mrs. Cantweel, Shawano, organist, accompanied Mrs. Smith, also of Shawano, as she sang, "O Perfect Love" and "The Lord’s Prayer." 

Reception for 100 guests at the home of the bride’s parents followed the ceremony. Flowers were used to complete the blue and white decorations in the home. 

The bride graduated from the Abbotsford high school and is a 1955 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She taught mathematics at the Shawano senior high school during the past year. Mr. Polzin graduated from Central State college, Stevens Point, in 1952, and is a coach and math teacher at the Shawano Junior high school. 

Following a wedding trip to Niagara Falls and the Great Lakes area, the couple will be at home at 112 N. Franklin St., Shawano, after July 1.  

Guests were from Shawano, Madison, Wausau, Lodi, Plainfield, Medford, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Clintonville, Ogdenburg, Stoughton, Chicago, and Highwood, Illinois.



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