BioM: Dodte, Lucille Jane (1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Dodte, Swenddal, Gygli, Goodenough, Richter, Ackerson, Buckley, Beilfuss, Schoengarth, Albrecht, Lewis, Prochazka, Prock, West 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 17, 1958 

Dodte, Lucille Jane (Marriage - 12 April 1958) 

Miss Lucille Jane Dodte of Rice Lake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dodte of Neillsville, became the bride of Michael Stephen Swenddal of Rice lake, in a nuptial high mass performed Saturday morning at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rice Lake.  Officiating was the Rev. Norbert West.  

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in a floor length gown of radiant silk embroidered organza over contessa taffeta.  A scalloped portrait neckline, touched with paillettes, detailed and the fitted bodice.  It was fashioned with long, tapered traditional sleeves.  Folds of organza embroidered to handkerchief points around the skirt over a colonial hoop, added bouffance to the bell-shaped skirt.  She wore a seed pearl headdress, from which fell her finger-tip veil of net.  Her flowers were a cascade of pink roses. 

Attending as matron-of-honor was Mrs. Phillip Swenddal of Madison, sister-in-law of the groom.  Miss Geraldine Gygli of Rice Lake was bridesmaid.  They wore ballerina-length dresses of pink eyelet sheer over taffeta, with matching pleated bows and blusher veils. They carried bouquets of pink roses and white French carnations. 

The groom was attended by his brother, Phillip Swenddal, as best man, and Darrell Goodenough, as groomsman.  Ushers were George Richter and Hank Ackerson of Rice Lake. 

The Sisters choir of St. Joseph’s school sang the Mass.  Mrs. Ed Buckley sang "Ava Maria’ and "On this day, Oh Beautiful Mother."  The church organist was accompanist and also played the processional, "March Romeim." 

The bride attended the Neillsville High School and was graduated from the high school in Delano, Calif. she is employed as a laboratory and x-ray technician in Rice Lake.  The groom, is a graduate of Rice Lake High School, and associated with his father in a retail business. 

Following the ceremony the bride’s parents entertained 175 guests at a wedding breakfast at Lohman’s Supper Club.  After April 19, Mr. and Mrs. Swenddal will be at home at 108 West Newton Street Rice Lake. 

Neillsville relatives and friends who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dodte and son, Tommy, Mrs. Walter Beilfuss, Judge Oscar w. Schoengarth, Judge and Mrs. Lowell D. Schoengarth and children, Richard and Barbara, Mrs. Richard Albrecht, Miss Pat Lewis, Mrs. Jack Prochazka, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Prock. 



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