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