BioM: Schmidt, Joyce (1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Schmidt, Stringer, Kuson, Anding, Krause, Krueger, Timm, Chambers, Braatz, Beninga 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 16, 1958 

Schmidt, Joyce (Marriage - 11 October 1958) 

Miss Joyce Schmidt and Donald R. Stringer were married at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church, in Granton. The Rev. Marvin Beninga performed the double ring nuptial ceremony before an altar decorated with small white chrysanthemums. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schmidt of Granton, and her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stringer, also of Granton.  

A floor length gown of Chantilly lace and tulle was worn by the former Miss Schmidt. The very full bouffant skirt was of Italian style, with a bustle-tiered back.  The fitted bodice, with a Sabrina neckline, was fashioned with long tapered sleeves.  Her finger tip veil cascaded from a half crown headpiece of sequins and pearls.  Her bridal bouquet consisted of miniature red roses. 

Miss Juanita Kuson of Larsen was maid-of-honor. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Duane Anding, and Miss Jean Krause, both of Granton.  They were attired in ballerina-length dresses of nylon lace and net. The skirts were fashioned with ruffled tiered backs and all-lace fronts. The bodices were accented with Sabrina necklines and three-quarter length sleeves.  They wore half crowns of matching net and (missing line). 

Judy Schmidt and Gloria Schmidt were junior bridesmaids and wore shrimp colored lace gowns with matching head pieces. 

Nancy Krueger, Neenah, and Sherrill Stringer, Milwaukee, were flower girls.  They were attired in white lace gowns with matching head bands.  The attendants carried fan-shaped bouquets of pink and white roses. 

Howard Stringer of Milwaukee was best man.  Groomsmen were Duane Anding, Granton, and Fred Timm of Oshkosh.  James Schmidt, Fairchild, and Robert Schmidt, Granton, ushered. 

Prior to the ceremony, William Chambers, accompanied by Joanne Braatz at the organ, sang, "The Lord’s Prayer," and "O Perfect Love." 

A dinner for 125 guests was served in the church dining hall. 

On their return from a wedding trip to upper Michigan and the Mackinac Bridge, the young couple will reside on Granton, Rt. 1. 

The bride is a graduate of the Granton High School and has been employed as clerk-stenographer in the county welfare department at Neillsville.  Mr. Stringer is a cheesemaker. 



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