BioM: Elstrom, Shirley (1956)

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Surnames: Elstrom, Kollmansberger, Sprengler, Weix, Wherman, Seichter, Stevens 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 07/19/1956  

Elstrom, Shirley (Marriage - 14 July 1956) 

Miss Shirley Elstrom chose a dress of lace over satin for her marriage Saturday to Robert Kollmansberger. Tiny covered buttons extended down the front of the bodice, designed with a portrait neckline and long sleeves. The bouffant skirt was floor length. Her veil was fingertip length and her bouquet was made up of pink roses and white carnations. 

The new Mrs. Kollmansberger is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Elstrom, Colby, and the groom is the son of Robert Kollmansberger, Loyal. 

The marriage ceremony took place at 3 p.m. at Christ Lutheran church, with the Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiating. 

The bride’s attendants were Miss Myra Kollmansberger, sister of the groom; Miss Rita Weix, friend of the bride; and Mrs. Arthur Wherman, friend of the couple. 

Their partners were Chester Franke, friend of the groom; Arthur Wherman and Florian Seichter, both friends of the bride and groom. Ushers were Duane Elstrom and Robert Stevens. 

The bride’s attendants wore white strapless dresses of net over taffeta, and carried purple mums and white carnations. 

"The Lord’s Prayer" and "O Promise Me" were sung for the ceremony. 

One hundred and fifty guests attended the wedding. A supper in the church basement followed the afternoon ceremony, and a dance at Kolby park in the evening brought the day’s festivities to a close. 

Guests attending the wedding came from Chicago, Bellwood, Highland Park, Highwood Lake, Forest Lake Bluff; Toledo, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minn.; Chippewa Falls, Owen, Loyal, Spencer, and Bristol. 

The bride, a graduate of Colby high school, and the groom, who was graduated from Loyal high school, plan to make their home in Loyal.



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