BioM: Stigen, Gwenevere (1952)

Contact:: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Stigen, Gress, Harder, Hagedorn, Saxe, Schultz, Schaefer, Rousey, Landgraf, Jacklin


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 2, 1952 

Stigen, Gwenevere (Marriage - 27 September 1952) 

Miss Gwenevere Stigen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nordahl Stigen, became the bride of Robert Gress, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gress, at a ceremony performed at the Pine Valley Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 27, at two o’clock.  The Rev. J. Jacklin performed the double ring ceremony before an altar banked with baskets of garden flowers.  

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a gown fashioned with an ivory Chantilly lace jacket, a skinner skirt with an apron effect of lace and nylon net.  Her veil of illusion net edged with lace fell from an orange blossom and pearl tiara.  Her bridal bouquet was a lace heart with clusters of garnet roses and white tuber roses with ribbon showers.  

She was attended by her sisters, Shirley Stigen as maid of honor, and Pat Stigen as bridesmaid. They wore gowns of pink and Nile green, respectively, fashioned with fitted strapless bodices, double nylon net skirt over taffeta, matching net stoles and picture hats..  They carried bouquets in pastel shades to harmonize with their gowns. 

The groom was attended by the bride’s brother, Robert Stigen, and Rene Harder, a friend.  Ramon Hagedorn of Neillsville and Jim Saxe of Eau Claire ushered. 

Dennis Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Schultz, a nephew of he bride, was the ring-bearer.  Sally Gress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gress, cousin of the groom, was the flower girl.  Miss Verna Schaefer was organist.  Richard Rousey of Alma Center was soloist. 

The decorating in the church was done by a very close friend, Mrs. Lester Landgraf. Baskets of garden flowers decorated the altar and the church. The flowers were of tint to correspond with the gowns and the miniature corsages that were fastened to each pew were later given to relatives. 

Following the ceremony a reception for 100 guests was held at the Legion Memorial Hall and a dance was held later at the Silver Dome. 

The young couple is on an extended trip through the West, and will be at home later on North Grand Avenue. 

The bride was graduated from the Neillsville High School and is employed by the Badger State Telephone Company. 

The groom was also graduated from the Neillsville High School and has been employed the past (article was cut off here on my copy.)



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