BioM: Holt, Shirley (1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Holt, Zager, Johnson, Marg, Heuer, Maus 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 18, 1955 

Holt, Shirley  (Marriage - 13 August 1955) 

The Methodist Chruch of Neillsville was the scene Saturday of the wedding of Miss Shirley Holt and Robert Zager.  The Rev. Virgil Holmes performed the double ring ceremony at 2 p.m. before an altar decorated with baskets of cut flowers.  Parents of the young couple are Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holt of 1101 Hewett Street, Neillsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Zager of Willard. 

The bride’s white floor-length gown was fashioned with a lace and tucked net bodice, which extended in points into a net-over satin skirt.  A Peter Pan collar framed the neckline of he dress.  The long pointed sleeves came to a point at the wrists and her finger-tip veil extended from a lace coronet trimmed with mock orange blossoms. She carried a fan-shaped bouquet of white stephanotis and pink sweetheart roses. 

Mrs. Jerry Johnson was her sisters honor attendant.  Another sister, Nancy Holt, was her bridesmaid.  They wore identical dresses in pink and blue, fashioned after that of the bride.  A short bolero jacket and matching pixies of net, trimmed in seed pearls, completed the attendants’ ensembles.  They both carried fan-shaped bouquets of pink baby rose buds and pink roses. 

Jerry Johnson, brother-in-law of the bride, served as best man.  Marvin Marg was groomsman, while Robert Holt ushered. 

Soloist Mary Ann Heuer sang "I Love Your Truly" and "Because," accompanied by Gail Maus. 

A reception for 156 guests was held at the V.F.W. Hall, which was decorated with floral bouquets and streamers in pink, white and blue.  

On their return August 21 from a wedding trip through Canada, the young couple will be at home at 523 Hewett Street. 

The bride is a 1954 graduate of Neillsville High School and is employed in Neillsville.  The groom is a graduate of Greenwood High School with the class of 1953 and also is employed in Neillsville. 

Relatives from Cambria, Greenwood, Marshfield, Rice Lake, Willard, Loyal, Granton, Wisconsin Rapids, Colby Abbotsford, and Augusta attended the wedding.  



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