BioM: Thompson, Gloria Jean (1960)


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Surnames: Thompson, Viets, Juneau, Sprengler, Atzen, Miller


----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 02/25/1960


Thompson, Gloria Jean (Marriage - 20 Feb. 1960)


Miss Gloria Jean Thompson and Jay Viets exchanged marriage vows Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Christ Lutheran church, with the Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiating at the double ring ceremony.


Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Elden Viets, all of Abbotsford.


During the ceremony, Herbert Juneau sang "The Lord’s Prayer" and "Because."


The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of Chantilly lace over satin. The fitted bodice featured a scooped neck line trimmed with iridescent sequins and long sleeves that tapered over the wrists in points. Front and back panels of lace and tulle ruffles detailed the full skirt. Her silk illusion finger tip veil was attached to a crown of pearls and iridescent sequins. The bridal bouquet was fashioned of pink sweetheart roses, white carnations and ivy to make a double ring.


Attending as her maid of honor was her friend, Miss Betty Atzen. Her sister, Mrs. Walter Miller, of Macomb, Ill., was bridesmaid. They wore street length dresses of silk organza over taffeta, identically styled with an empire waist line, short sleeves and pleated neck line. The skirts were made on princess lines with flying panels in the back.


A deep shade of coral was chosen for Miss Atzen while Mrs. Miller was attired in turquoise.


Michele Miller, sister of the bride, and Debra Viets, sister of the groom, were flower girls. They wore white nylon over taffeta dresses with puffed sleeves and coral and turquoise chiffon cummerbunds.


The attendants all carried contrasting bouquets of white mums with coral and turquoise carnations.


Dennis Viets was his brother’s best man. Harley Thompson, brother of the bride, of Milwaukee, was groomsman and David Miller, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.


A reception was held in the village hall and dinner was served in the church dining room. In the evening, a wedding dance was held at Memorial hall, Dorchester.


After a wedding trip, the couple will reside in Abbotsford, where the groom is employed at Streckert Manfacturing Co. Prior to her marriage, the bride was employed at Roddis Corp., Marshfield. Both young people are graduates of the Abbotsford high school.


Guests attending the wedding came from Milwaukee, Chippewa Falls, Crandon, Neillsville and Macomb, Ill.



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