BioM: Oestreich, Bettejune (1955)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Oestreich, Reindel, Engebretson, White,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) July 14, 1955
Oestreich, Bettejune (Marriage - 9 July
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
bride was graduated in June from a three-year course in elementary
education from River Falls State College and will teach next
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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