BioM: Bertz, Carol Ann (1961)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Bertz, Carpenter, St. Onge, Cooper, Schultheis, Bischel, Ranney, O’Malley


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 29, 1961


Bertz, Carol Ann (Marriage - 24 June 1961)


Wedding vows were exchanged Saturday in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church uniting in marriage Miss Carole Ann Bertz, daughter of Mrs. Edward Clemens Bertz of Loyal, and Joseph J. Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Carpenter, Milwaukee. The Rev. Fr. Edward J. Bertz of La Crosse, brother of the bride, performed the nuptial high mass before an altar adorned with majestic daisies.


The bride, given in marriage by her brother, John R. Bertz, was attired in a floor length gown of white imported dotted tulle fashioned with a hooped skirt. The fitted bodice was accented with a high neckline edged with embroidery, and full sleeves that terminated at the wrists. A petaled headpiece of imported rosepoint (worn by the groom’s mother on her wedding day) held her finger tip veil of silk illusion. She carried a colonial bouquet of white roses surrounded by stephanotis.


Mrs. Philip St. Onge, Orlando, Fla., attended her sister as matron of honor.  Mrs. David Cooper, Oshkosh, and Mary Ellen Bertz, Orlando, Fla., both sisters of the bride, were her bridesmaids.


The groom’s attendants were Robert Schultheis of Shorewood as bestman; Otto Bischel, Dousman, and Eugene Ranney, Milwaukee, as groomsmen. Ushers were Thomas Bertz, Milwaukee, brother of the bride, and Dr. Thomas O’Malley, Wauwatosa.


Following the nuptial mass, brunch was served in the church hall, followed by an informal reception at the home of the bride’s mother in Loyal.


On their return from a wedding trip to St. Thomas Island, Virgin Islands, Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter will reside at 3308 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee.


The bride is a graduate of the Loyal High School and Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, and has been employed as art teacher in the Neenah High School.  Mr. Carpenter is a graduate of Marquette University and its law school and is a practicing attorney in Milwaukee.



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