BioM: Strangfeld, Elaine (1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Strangfeld, Quast, Ableiter, Meihak, Sischo, Meier, Mitte, Karnitz, Beninga 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 3, 1958 

Strangfeld, Elaine (Marriage - 28 June 1958) 

Miss Elaine Strangfeld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Strangfeld, Rt. 2, Neillsville, and Robert Quast, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Quast, Rt. 3, Neillsville, exchanged marriage vows June 28, in the Zion Lutheran Church, Town of Pine Valley.  The Rev. Marvin A. Beninga performed the double ring ceremony. 

The church was decorated with baskets of white gladioli.  Approximately 175 guests attended the wedding and reception. 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length nylon tulle and rose point lace over satin dress.  The full bouffant skirt had lace panels down the sides of the front and across the sides, extending into floor length tiers of nylon tulle ruffles down the back.  The fitted bodice was fashioned with a dropped waistline, and the portrait neckline was trimmed with pearls and iridescent sequins.  The three-quarter length sleeves were batwing style.  Her finger tip veil of imported illusion lace edged with pearls, cascaded from a closed crown of pearl and sequin trimmed lace, which matched her dress.  She carried a cascade bouquet of red tea roses and white stephanotis interspersed with white sparkle net. 

The bride’s mother was attired in a powder blue lace dress with white accessories, while the groom’s mother wore a navy blue lace dress with white accessories.   

Miss Shirley Ableiter of Minneapolis, a cousin, was her maid of honor.  Bridesmaids were Christine Meihak and Betty Quast, cousins of the groom.  They were attired in ballerina length dresses of pastel blue lace and flocked nylon net over taffeta.  The bodices were sleeveless with matching jackets, and they wore headpieces of open crowns trimmed with pearls.  Their bouquets consisted of white lace fan bouquets of white roses, accented by blue ribbon and netting to match their dresses. 

Vicki Sischo, a niece of the bride, was attired in a white dress styled similar to the bridesmaids.  She wore a matching open crown headpiece trimmed with orange blossoms. 

Richard Quast attended his brother as bestman.  Groomsmen were Allen Quast of Whitewater, and Raymond Strangfeld. Donald Strangfeld and William Meier, Jr., ushered.  Jeffery Meier, cousin of the groom, was ringbearer. 

"The Wedding Prayer" and "The Lord’s Prayer" were sung by Robert Mitte, accompanied by Mrs. Kenneth Karnitz at the organ. 

A reception was held in the American Legion Hall in Neillsville. 

The bride is a graduate of Neillsville High School with the class of 1954, and has since been employed in the Clark County Welfare department. The groom also was graduated in 1954 from Neillsville High School and from Wisconsin State College at River Falls, in 1958.  He has accepted a position as agricultural instructor and veterans’ trainer at Sparta High School. 

On their return from a brief wedding trip to northern Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Quast will reside at 514 N. Water St. Sparta. 



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