BioM: Karnopp, Donelda (1958)


Surnames: Karnopp, Wildung, Boardman, Janeke, Bloom, Butcher, Hallenger, Olson, Lindquist, Neumann, Hallanger


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  10/16/1958


Karnopp, Donelda (31 AUG 1958)


St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was the setting of the 12:00 o’clock noon wedding of Miss Donelda Karnopp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Karnopp, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), to Mr. Glenn Wildung, Winifred, Montana, on Sunday, Aug. 31st, 1958, Rev. Robert Olson officiating.


The altar was decorated in white gladiolas and blue perowski.  The bride approached the altar on the arm of her father dressed in a floor length gown fashioned of Chantilly lace and nylon tulle.  The bodice boasted a sweetheart neckline encrusted with sun pearls and sequins.  The bouffant skirt had a lace overskirt with a pleated tulle ruffle.  Her fingertip veil fell from a matching headpiece.  She carried an orchid and stephanotis in a cascade arrangement.


Mrs. William Boardman, Thorp, furnished the music one half hour before the ceremony and played the traditional "Wedding Processional" from Lohengrin, singing the "Wedding March" by Mendelssohn.  Miss Nancy Lindquist, Thorp, was soloist, singing "The Wedding Prayer" and "Crown with Thy Benediction."


Attending the bride as her maid of honor was Beverly Janeke, a friend from Cadott; Lynn Karnopp, sister of the bride, as Jr. bridesmaid, and Deborah Bloom, cousin of the bride from Loyal, as flower girl.


Escorting the bridal attendants were Lea Wildung, brother of the groom from Conner, Mont., as best man, and Edward Butcher, nephew of the groom from Winifred, Mont, as Jr. groomsman.  Ushers were Gerald Olson and Harold Hallenger, both of Thorp.


The bride’s attendants wore identical floor length gowns of lace and chiffon over net and taffeta, in shades of powder blue and maize yellow.  The flower girl’s dress was styled similar to the bridesmaids, in white lace and chiffon.  Headpieces were matched pillboxes with tiny pearls studding the back.  Each wore single strand pearl necklaces, gifts from the bride.


They carried bronze and white, yellow and white pompons respectively, in a colonial styled bouquet.  The flower girl carried bronze, yellow and white daisies in a basket.


The bride’s mother was dressed in a floral nylon print while the groom’s mother wore a pink faille dress.  Each wore a corsage of pink and white carnations.


Dinner was served following the ceremony in the church parlors to relatives and friends.  A reception followed with a supper also in the church parlors.


Mrs. Maynard Neumann, aunt of the bride, cut the wedding cake.  The Ladies Aid served the dinner and supper, and the girls of the Walther League served as waitresses.  Mrs. Harold Hallanger served as hostess.


The couple will spend a few days honeymooning in northern Wisconsin and then will make their home in Winifred, Montana.  The bride is a graduate of Thorp high School, and Concordia College, St. Paul.  She taught school during the past year at Tigerton, Wis., in St. John’s Lutheran School.  The groom is a graduate of Winifred High School and is at present Manger of the Winifred Farmers Oil Co.



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