BioM: Holt, Bette (1954) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Holt, Wilsmann, Mabie, Gault, Wachholz, Sischo, Joyce, Hetzel, Begley, Hoeser, Schewe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 11, 1954 

Holt, Bette (Marriage - 6 November 1954) 

Miss Bette Holt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Holt of Greenwood, and Robert Wilsmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wilsmann, Sr., of Neillsville were married November 6, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Neillsville.  The Rev. Alfred Schewe, pastor of the church, performed the double ring ceremony before an altar decorated with yellow chrysanthemums.   

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown which featured a fitted bodice of Chantilly lace over satin, with long tapered lace sleeves that buttoned at the wrists and a tiny stand-up collar. The skirt was made with tiers of nylon net over white slipper satin.  White carnations and red roses formed her bouquet.   

Miss Cheryl Mabie served as her maid of honor and wore a strapless ballerina length dress in yellow nylon with matching accessories.  Her bridesmaid, Mrs. Franklin Gault, wore a lavender dress styled like that of the maid of honor.  Both attendants carried colonial bouquets.  

The groom was attended by James Holt, brother of the bride, as best man, and Franklin Gault, as groomsman.  Armand Wachholz and William Wilsmann, Jr., ushered.  Junior usher was Richard Holt, brother of the bride. 

A reception was held at Becker’s party room for 150 guests.  The room was decorated in yellow and lavender, centered by a four-tiered wedding cake. 

The young couple will make their home on the west side of Neillsville. 

Close relatives attending the wedding were:  Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sischo, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. William Wilsmann, Jr., Merrill; Mr. and Mrs. Armand Wachholz, Mr. and Mrs. Devere Sischo, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. William Joyce, Sr., Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. William Joyce and children, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Holt and family, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hetzel, Granton; Mrs. Ed Begley and Mrs., Roy Sischo, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoeser, Loyal. 



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