BioM: Oestreich, Bettejune (1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Oestreich, Reindel, Engebretson, White, McCoy, Schewe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 14, 1955 

Oestreich, Bettejune (Marriage - 9 July 1955) 

St. John’s Lutheran church in Neillsville was the scene of the wedding Saturday, July 9, of Bettejune Oestreich and Donald C. Reindel, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reindel of Neillsville, R 4.  Candelabra with white candles and baskets of white glads were used for the 7:30 p.m. ceremony. The Rev. Alfred Schewe performed the double ring ceremony. 

A white aisle runner was used for the bride to walk on as she approached the altar on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett R. Oestreich of Loyal. 

Her white floor-length gown of Chantilly lace over net and satin was fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and long sleeves that came to a point at the wrists.  The skirt was complete with a hooped satin underskirt. The fingertip veil of net was held by a crown-cap head piece trimmed with sequins. She carried a blue lace handkerchief, a gift from her brother, Robert Oestreich, M. E. 3rd of the U. S. Navy, stationed aboard the USS Hornet in the South China Sea.  To complete her ensemble she wore pearl earrings and a single strand of pearls.  She carried a white Bible, gift of the groom, topped by a white orchid with white satin streamers. 

The bride was attended by Mrs. Robert Engebretson of New Richmond as matron of honor.  Her bridesmaid was Miss Beverly White of Loyal.  Both attendants wore identical floor length blue strapless gowns with lace bodices.  Their net skirts were fashioned over taffeta with lace inserts.  Bolero jackets completed their gowns. They wore pearl earrings and gold bracelets and headpieces of matching blue lace trimmed in pearls.  They carried white hoops covered with pink carnations and white stephanotis. 

The flower girl was Lynette Anne McCoy, niece of the groom.  She was dressed in a yellow floor-length net gown fashioned with a scoop neckline and a net skirt featuring five ruffles over net and taffeta a with a hooped underskirt.  A halo of yellow carnations formed her headpiece.  She carried a miniature white satin hoop covered with white carnations. 

Richard Oestreich of Loyal was best man for the groom. Seating the guests at the church were Pfc. Donald Oestreich of San Diego, Cal., and Robert Engebretson of New Richmond. 

Following the ceremony a reception and buffet supper was held in St. John’s school parlors for approximately 175 guests.  A dance was held at the American Legion Hall later in the evening. 

The bride was graduated in June from a three-year course in elementary education from River Falls State College and will teach next fall. 

The groom was graduated in 1946 from the Neillsville High School and spent two years in the armed forces, 16 months of which he spent in Germany.  He is engaged in farming and milk hauling.  

Upon their return from a week’s wedding trip to southern Wisconsin they will reside on the groom’s farm on Neillsville Rt. 4.  



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