BioM: Henseler, Ellen (1948)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Henseler, Luchterhand
----Source: The Loyal Tribine (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 03 June 1948)
Henseler, Ellen (25 MAY 1948)
The Trinity Lutheran church here was the scene of a pretty spring wedding at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, when Miss Ellen Henseler, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Henseler Jr. of Loyal, became the bride of Orville Luchterhand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Luchterhand of Spencer. The Rev. J. C. Langholz officiated at the double ring ceremony.
The church was decorated with baskets of apple blossoms. Preceding the ceremony, Mrs. Erwin Dux and Mrs. Emma Rottjer sang "I Love You Truly," and during the service, they sang "The Lord’s Prayer." They were accompanied by Mrs. Jerry Will, as the organist. Mrs. Will also played the wedding march.
The bride chose for her wedding dress a gown of white satin, styled with a long train. The satin bodice, buttoned down the back to a wasp waistline, was emphasized with a flaring lace edged peplum. A square nylon yoke was edged with a shirred lace ruffle; the long sleeves came to lace edged points over the wrists. Her fingertip veil, edged with matching lace, was held by a beaded crown. She carried a bouquet of pink roses and white carnations and wore a three-strand pearl necklace, a gift of the groom.
Miss Lorna Mae Vick of St. Paul, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and wore a gown of pink, with a matching fingertip veil.
Bridesmaids were Misses Margaret Herdrich and Catherine Habhegger, who wore gowns of blue and yellow, respectively, with fingertip veils to match. The girls wore single strands of pearls, gifts of the bride, and carried bouquets of gladiolas.
Connie Genenz of Evansville, Ill., a cousin of the bride, and Doreen Luchterhand, sister of the groom, were flower girls. They wore identical light pink, floor length dresses and carried small bouquets of pink and white carnations. They also wore single strands of pearles, gifts of the bride. Neale David Steiner of Cambridge, Minn., cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer and carried the rings on a white satin pillow.
The groom was attended by his brother, Gerald Luchterhand, who acted as best man. Groomsmen were Lyle Henseler, brother of the bride, and LaVerne Kronberger of Spencer. Usherettes were Misses Irene Rowley and Noreen Tucker.
A reception was held at the bride’s home from 2 to 5 p.m., and at 5 o’clock supper was served to about 100 guests in the church parlors. Waitresses were Eunice Langholz, udine Pockrandt, Lois Habhegger, Margie Luchterhand, Betty Greeler, Noreen Tucker, Ilene Rowley, Shirley Dobbe and Virginia Olsen. A wedding dance was given that evening at the Eagles ball in Marshfield.
Following a honeymoon in Illinois, California, Oklahoma, Texas and other states, Mr. and Mrs. Luchterhand will be at home to their friends on a farm south of Spokeville, where the groom has been engaged in farming.
The bride is a graduate of the Loyal high school with the class of 1947 and has been employed by the John Wuethrich Creamery company, near Greenwood.
Other guests included: John and Rosa Studer of LaCrosse, Katherine Henseler of Colby, Mrs. Ottlie Breier, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bonikowske, Mr. and Mrs. Will Breier, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Breier, Lester Breier and Alice Prusse, all of Manawa, Mr. and Mrs. John Breier of Weyauwega, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Luchterhand, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Luchterhand and Mr. and Mrs. William Luchterhand, all of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Greeler and son, Ronald of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. John Steiner of Cambridge, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Genenz of Evanston, Ill.
The Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Langholz and daughter, Frances Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luchterhand, Mrs. Henry Vick, Mrs. Mary Herdrich, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Henseler Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Luchterhand, Mr. and Mrs. Reno Herdrich, Harold, Robert and Veryl Herdrich, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dahl, Mr. and Mrs. William Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Vick, Mr. and Mrs. George Rowley, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Uhrig and family, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Herdrich and daughter, Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coryell, Carol Jenson, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Luchterhand and daughter, Mrs. Dollie Wehling and Roger Schwantes, all of Loyal.
The Loyal Tribune joins their many friends in wishing them a long and happy journey through life.
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