BioM: Grottke, Janice D. (1957)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Grottke, Ehlers, Northup, Meyer, Bieneck, Thompson, Payne, Braatz, Violand, Reidel, Worchel, Gondek, Schmitz, Lustig, Durni, Schewe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 20, 1957 

Grottke, Janice D. (Marriage - 15 June 1957) 

Miss Janice D. Grottke of Rockford, Ill., daughter of Mrs. Eva Grottke, of Neillsville, became the bride June 15, of Jerry D. Ehlers, also of Rockford and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ehlers of Rt. 1, Neillsville. 

The Rev. Alfred Schewe, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, performed the double ring ceremony before an altar decorated with a centerpiece of white and yellow orchids and gladioli.  The pews were marked with bows of yellow and orchid netting. 

For her wedding the bride selected a gown of Chantilly lace over white satin. The full floor length skirt was fashioned of ruffled nylon tulle over satin. The molded bodice had a neckline trimmed with scattered iridescent sequins and her finger-tip veil was fastened to a sequin trimmed cloche.  

Her chapel-length train was of satin and lace.  For her bouquet she carried an orchid surrounded by ivy and stephanotis. 
Miss Jean Grottke of Rockford was her cousin’s maid of honor.  Serving as bridesmaids were Gloria Northup, Rhonda Ehlers and Adelle Ehlers, all of Neillsville. 

The groom was attended by Ronnie Meyer as bestman. Groomsmen were Dennis Bieneck, Roger Grottke and Rodger Northup.  Norman Thompson of Rockford and Merlin Payne of Wisconsin Rapids were ushers.  LaVerne Ehlers was ringbearer, and Linda Grottke, sister of the bride, was flower girl. 

A reception for 150 guests was held at St. John’s Lutheran School.  The young couple will reside at 3136 Wallin Ave., Rockford, Ill., after their return from a wedding trip to Northern Michigan.  

The bride is a 1955 graduate of Neillsville High School and was co-salutatorian of the class.  She has been employed as a secretary in Rockford.  The groom also a 1955 graduate of Neillsville High School, is a designer of special machinery at the Special Machine Company of Rockford. 

Folks from out of town here for the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Meyer and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ehlers and daughters, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Ehlers, Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Braatz, Beaver Dam; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Violand, Dorchester; Mrs. Anna Reidel, Frances and Ione, Gurnee, Ill,; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Worchel of Lake Villa, Ill,; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gondek, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. William Grottke, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schmitz and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lustig and daughter, all of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Faune Durni, Platteville. 



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