BioM: Kelsh, Helen B. (1944)


Surnames: Kelsh, Marohl, Waters, Haugstad, Lastofka, Johnson, Dahlke


----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/16/1944


Kelsh, Helen B. (11 SEP 1944)


Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Marohl, son of Mrs. Ida Dahlke, and Miss Helen Betty Kelsh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kelsh, were united in marriage on Monday, Sept. 11, 1944, at 4 p.m., in St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church.  The Rev. N.J. Dechant officiated in the double ring ceremony.


The bride wore a long white taffeta dress with long veil.  She had a string of pearls, a gift of the groom, and pearl earrings.  She carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and pink asters.  Miss Alice Lastofka was maid of honor, and Miss Ruth Kelsh was bridesmaid.  Both young ladies wore like formal dresses of pink taffeta trimmed in blue and like pearls and earrings.  They also carried chrysanthemums and asters of yellow and white.  Deanette Johnson was flower girl and wore a long dress of light green taffeta, and scattered sweet peas ahead of the bride.


The groom was in full army uniform.  The attendants were Lt. Wayland Waters, best man, and Machinist Mate 1C Robert Haugstad of the Navy.  Both were in full dress naval uniforms.


The bride’s and groom’s mothers wore corsages of rosebuds and delphiniums.


The bride and groom are graduates of Humbird High School with the class of 1938 and class of 1939.


There was a reception at 7:00 p.m. at the Kelsh home, and a wedding dance at the town hall in the latter part of the evening.  The bride and groom left on a wedding trip to Milwaukee and other points.  The latter part of the month the groom returns to California to join his unit in service.  He is with the ground forces of the air corps at Palmdale.


Those from away attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hanusa and son and Mrs. Emil Hanusa of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Reineck and Mr. and Mrs. Silas Knudson, Alma Center; Mr. and Mrs. Dietz and three daughters, and seven friends of the bride from Minneapolis.


A pre-nuptial event was happy party and shower in the church parlors Saturday evening.



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