BioM: Thompson, Marie Louise (1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Thompson, Henning, Ayers, Kuehn, Wetzel, Bertz, Scheffer, Matthews, Musil, Miller, Freid, Kollas, Kier, Guberut, Seelow, Holmes

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 14, 1958 

Thompson, Marie Louise (Marriage - 9 August 1958) 

Miss Marie Louise Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Thompson of Neillsville, and Ronald John Henning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Henning of Rt. 3, Neillsville, were married Saturday in a 2 o’clock, double ring ceremony performed at the Methodist Church in Neillsville.  The Rev. Virgil Holmes performed the ceremony.  About 100 guests attended. The church was decorated with baskets of gladioli. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in a floor length gown of white tulle and Chantilly lace. The skirt had rows of ruffles and the lace bodice had a scalloped neckline trimmed with pearl sequins.  The long lace sleeves were pointed.  Her fingertip veil fell from a crown of pearl sequins.  She carried a bouquet of red roses and ivy with white streamers. 

Mrs. Donald Ayers, New Lisbon, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor.  Her gown of green was styled with a skirt with tiers of net and lace ruffles.  A short sleeved jacket and a crown to match completed the ensemble. The other bridal aids were Miss Nancy Kuehn of Neillsville, who wore pink; Mrs. Norman Thompson, Rockford, Ill., sister-in-law of the bride, who wore yellow; and Miss Ardis Henning of Neillsville, who chose blue.  All dresses were styled similar to that of the matron of honor.  Each carried pink roses arranged on a white fan, with streamers to match their dresses. 

Raymond Wetzel served as best man. The groom’s other attendants were the bride’s brothers, Phillip, Charles and Norman Thompson. 

Brothers of the bride and groom, Glenn Thompson and Robert Henning, were ushers.  The wedding party also included a ringbearer, Dennis Bertz, Withee, nephew of the bride, and Donna Kay Scheffer, Clintonville, cousin of the groom. 

Charlotte Matthews of Eau Claire, sang "Because" and "The Lord’s Prayer," accompanied by Mrs. Jas. A. Musil at the organ. 

Guests numbering about 150 were entertained at a reception in the American Legion Hall.  Vases of garden flowers and colored streamers were the decorations.  

Mr. and Mrs. Henning left on a wedding trip to Yellowstone National Park. They will live at Willard, where the groom is employed in a dairy.   

Both the bride and groom are graduates of Neillsville High School.  The bride also was graduated from the Wood County Teachers College at Wisconsin Rapids, and will teach at the Eaton Center School this fall. 

Relatives from out of town who attended included: Mrs. Ray Thompson, Abbotsford, aunt of the bride; Mrs. Wally Miller, cousin of the bride, and her two children of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wally Freid, aunt and uncle of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. John Kollas, and Ed Kier of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Scheffer of Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. Stan Guberut of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Seelow, Onalaska; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Seelow, Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thompson and Charles Thompson of Rockford, Ill.; and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ayers of New Lisbon.  

Friends from Minneapolis, Wisconsin Rapids, Rozellville, Eau Claire and Hixton also attended. 



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