BioM: Olson, Janet Claire (1957)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Olson, Van Gorden, Dierauer,
Fremstad, Warner, Shodd, Nulton
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 27, 1957
Olson, Janet Claire (Marriage - 19 June
Miss Janet Claire Olson, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. William A. Olson of Greenwood, became the bride of Richard
Humphrey Van Gorden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie H. Van Gorden of
Neillsville, Wis., and Jupiter, Fla., at ceremonies in Grace
Methodist Church at Greenwood Wednesday night, June 19.
The double ring ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Ethel Nulton before an altar decorated with candelabra and
baskets of iris. Only close relatives were present.
The bride was given in marriage by her
father. Her wedding gown was of candle-bright satin, with
fitted lace bodice and Sabrina neckline. A floor length
chapel train and fingertip veil of silk illusion completed her
ensemble. She carried a bouquet of white tea roses and
Marton of honor was the groom’s
sister, Mrs. Robert Dierauer of Minneapolis.
Kenneth Fremstad of Stanley, a cousin of
the groom, served as bestman. Ushers were Dr. John P. Olson
of Rochester, N. Y. brother of the bride; and Heron Van Gorden of
Neillsville, brother of the groom. Organ music was furnished
by Mrs. Lillian Warner of Greenwood.
A reception was held following the
ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents.
The young couple left for a short
honeymoon trip into southern Michigan. They are now making their
home at 301 East First Street Neillsville.
The bride is a graduate of Greenwood High
School, attended the University of Wisconsin, and has been employed
as an x-ray technician in Rochester, N. Y. The groom attended
St. John’s Military Academy, and served with the ski-troopers
of the United States Army in Italy during the war. He is a
graduate of Neillsville High school and is a partner with his uncle
and brother in H. H. Van Gorden & Sons feed mill in
Out of town relatives attending the wedding included: Dr. and Mrs. John P. Olson of Rochester, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Shodd, an uncle and aunt of the bride, of Sheboygan; Mrs. Cyrena Dierauer of Minneapolis; Kenneth Fremstad of Stanley; and Mr. and Mrs. Heron Van Gorden of Neillsville.
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