BioM: Oestreich, Bettejune #2 (1955)


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Surnames: Reindel, Oestreich, Engebretson, Wolter, McCoy


----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.)   07/14/1955


Oestreich, Bettejune #2 (9 JUL 1955)


At a 7:30 p.m. ceremony July 9th, 1955 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville, Miss Bettejune Oestreich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Oestreich, route 1, became the bride of Donald C. Reindel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence F. Reindel, Neillsville, route 4.  The Rev. Alfred Schewe was officiating clergyman.


Mrs. Robert Engebretson of New Richmond, Wis., a friend of the bride, served as matron of honor.  Miss Beverly Wolter, cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid.


The bride’s gown was white Chantilly lace over net and satin, with a hooped satin underskirt fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and long sleeves pointed over the wrists.  A fingertip veil of net was held by a crown-cap headpiece trimmed with sequins.  The bride carried a blue lace handkerchief, gift of another brother, Robert Oestreich, M.E. 3rd of the U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the U.S.S. Hornet in the South China Sea.  She wore pearl earrings and a single strand necklace of pearls and carried a white Bible, gift of the groom, topped by a white orchid with white satin streamers.


The matron of honor and bridesmaid were dressed alike in floor length light blue strapless gowns, lace bodices, lace inserts in net skirt over taffeta, with bolero jackets.  They wore pearl earrings and bracelets.  The headpieces were of matching blue lace trimmed with pearls.  They carried identical white satin hoops, covered with pink carnations and white stephanotis.


The flower girl was Lynette Anne McCoy of Milwaukee, niece of the groom.  She was dressed in a yellow, floor length net gown, fashioned with a scoop neckline and net skirt featuring five ruffles over net and taffeta, complete with a hooped underskirt.  She wore a single strand necklace of pearls and a halo of yellow carnations in her hair and she carried a miniature white satin hoop covered with white carnations.


The groom was attended by Dick Oestreich, a brother of the bride, as best man, and Warren C. McCoy, a brother-in-law of the groom, as groomsman.  The ushers were Pfc. Donald Oestreich, San Diego, Calif., brother of the bride, and Robert Engebretson, New Richmond, Wis., a friend of the groom.


Wilford Galstad sang "Today, Oh Lord" and "The Lord’s Prayer," accompanied by Victor Lehman.


The bride’s mother wore a navy print dress with white accessories.  The groom’s mother wore a navy sories.  Both wore corsages of pink carnations.  Mr. G.E. Grap and Mrs. George Reindel, grandmothers of the groom, wore navy and light blue print dresses with white and navy accessories respectively, with corsages of white carnations.


The reception was held at St. John’s School parlors with a buffet supper followed by a wedding dance at the American Legion Hall, Neillsville.


The bride graduated in June with a 3-year degree in Elementary Education from River Falls State College.  The groom is a graduate of Neillsville High School, class of 1946.  He spent 2 years in the U.S. Army, 16 months in Germany.  The groom is engaged in farming, and the bride will be teaching school.


The newlyweds left on a week’s trip to the southern part of Wisconsin.  They will live on the groom’s farm, Neillsville, route 4.


Out of town guests were from Elmore, Minn.; Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, River Falls, New Richmond, Dorchester, Marshfield, Spencer, Greenwood, Willard, and Loyal.



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