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
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
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
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
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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