BioM: Mandel, Elfreda (1947)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Mandel, Carpenter, Kuehmichel
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 16 Jan 1947)
Mandel, Elfreda (11 JAN 1947)
At a marriage performed at the First Methodist church in Marshfield at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan 11, Miss Elfreda E. Mandel of Loyal was married to John C. Carpenter of Marshfield. The Rev. R. J. Fleming performed the double ring ceremony.
Earlier at 1 p.m., Miss Ruth V. Mandel, the former’s sister, had become the bride of Harold C. Kuehmichel of Marshfield in a ceremony at Immanuel Lutheran church in the same city with the Rev. G. M. Krueger officiating at the double ring ceremony.
The two couples attended each other at their respective marriages. The ushers at both weddings were Walter Thomas, uncle of the brides, David Carpenter, brother of Mr. Carpenter, and Marvin Wickman, brother-in-law of Mr. Kuehmichel.
The brides are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mandel of Loyal. Mr. Carpenter is the son of William Carpenter of Granton and Mrs. Carrie Carpenter of Marshfield and Mr Kuehmichel is the son of Mrs. Lena Kuehmichel of Marshfield. Mr. Mandel gave both of his daughters away.
The Lutheran church was decorated with large sprague of flowers. "Because" was sung, and soft music was played on the church organ. The Methodist church was decorated with blue iris, pink gladiolas and other flowers to match. Two sets of candles lit the altar for the occasion. Mrs. J. Adams played the organ, while Mr. Adams sang ‘I Love You Truly" and ‘The Lord’s Prayer."
Elfreda was dressed in a winter white suit, with a corsage and headpiece of red roses and chrysanthemums to match, while Ruth wore a salmon pink suit, with a corsage and headpiece of white roses and chrysanthemums to match.
Following the two ceremonies, a large 7 o’clock reception was held in the club rooms of the Eagles hall in Marshfield. Seats were set for 135 guests. The tables were decorated with two three tier wedding cakes, which both held miniature bride and groom sets, with pink and white flowers around each. Both of the cakes were baked by the brides’ mother. Bouquets of cut flowers also decorated the bridal tables.
Also in the bridal party and acting as attendants (but not at the churches) were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kuehmichel, Elmer Frey and Mrs. Thelma Hoog.
After the reception, a wedding dance and shower were held, with the music being furnished by Jack Kolbeck and his orchestra. Approximately 250 couples were at the dance. Both brides and grooms were presented with many gifts from relatives and friends.
Those from away included: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kuehmichel and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Carpenter and family of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thomas of Nekoosa; Mrs Carrie Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kuehmichel, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kuehmichel and Mr. and Mrs. David Carpenter of Milwaukee; Mrs. Robert Thomas and family of Milladore; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wickman, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Carpenter and son and Mrs. Lois Carpenter of Stevens Point; William H. Carpenter of Granton, and Mrs. David Mandel of Boyd.
Mrs. John C. Carpenter graduated from the Sunny Side school in the town of Beaver and has been employed by the Pleasant View Dairy. Mr. Carpenter is the owner of the Tri-County Bus Lines. Mr. Carpenter has had five years in the armed forces, of which 2 ½ years were spent overseas, a year and one half of that in infantry combat. He is a graduate of Marshfield Senior high school.
Mrs. Harold Kuehmichel also graduated from the Sunny Side school. Mr. Kuehmichel is a machinist at the Lang-Scharmann Co. in Marshfield. He attended the Marshfield Senior high school and saw four years in armed service, of which two years were overseas, with a year in the combat zone with the forward part of an air corps unit.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuehmichel will be home to friends at 112 West Grant street after returning from a honeymoon trip to Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter will be at home to friends at their home on West Division street here today.
To the well wishes of parents of parents and friends, The Loyal Tribune adds its wishes for happiness to the two newly married couples.
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