BioM: Hagedorn, Patricia (1961)


Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Hagedorn, Strangfeld, Stevens, Nemitz, Ableiter, Ruege


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 28, 1961


Hagedorn, Patricia (Marriage - 23 December 1961)


In a double ring ceremony performed December 23, in Immanuel Lutheran Church at Globe by the Rev. J. G. Ruege, Patricia Hagedorn of Rt. 3, Neillsville, became the bride of Donald W. Strangfeld, also of Rt. 3, and currently on duty at Fort Lewis, Wash., with the 32nd Division.


The young couple is the daughter and son, of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hagedorn and Mr. and Mrs. William Strangfeld, both of Rt. 3.


The altar was flanked by poinsettias with lighted candelabra on either side as the bride approached on the arm of her father.  Ninety-five guests witnessed the ceremony.


The bride wore a gown of silk organza over bridal taffeta and net.  The dress was styled with a fitted bodice with a portrait neckline outlined in taffeta appliqués, pearls and sequins. The taffeta appliqués were repeated on the front of the bouffant skirt. A lace clip crown, studded with pearls and sequins, held the fingertip veil of silk illusion.


She carried a bouquet of red garnet roses, white satin ribbons, and net in a cascade arrangement.


Attending as maid-of-honor was Miss Bonnie Strangfeld, sister of the groom, and as bridesmaid, Miss Carol Stevens, a friend. They wore identically styled dresses with bouffant skirts and scooped necklines. These dresses also had embroidery on the bodices and skirt fronts, and taffeta cummerbunds and sashes. Each wore a crown headpiece to which was attached a circular face veil. The maid of honor’s dress was in turquoise, and that of the bridesmaid, blush pink. They carried fan-shaped bouquets of white carnations, lace and holly.


The mothers of the bride and groom wore corsages of red garnet roses and Christmas greens; and their grandmothers wore corsages of whie carnations and Christmas greens.


Harold Hagedorn, a brother of the bride, was bestman. Raymond Strangfeld, a cousin, attended the groom.  Paul Nemitz of Milwaukee, and Albert Strangfeld ushered.


Music was played by Mrs. Ruege at the organ.


The American Legion Memorial Hall in Neillsville was decorated with white, pink and blue streamers and white bells for a wedding supper served to 95 guests.


Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ableiter of Minnesota, the groom’s uncle and aunt, and Mrs. and Mrs. Louis Nemitz, of Milwaukee, uncle and aunt of the bride.


The bride is a graduate of Neillsville High School and of Wood County Teachers College at Wisconsin Rapids. She presently is teaching at the Wildwood School, Rt. 1 Willard. The groom also is a graduate of Neillsville High School, and is now in federal service with the Wisconsin National Guard.


The newly weds will make their home on Rt. 3, Neillsville.



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