BioM: Bryan, Karen Lee Cecelia (1964)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Bryan, Pagenkopf, Kelly


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 13, 1964


Bryan, Karen Lee Cecelia (Marriage - 1 February 1964)


Karen Lee Cecelia Bryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bryan of Rt. 2 Neillsville, became the bride of Donald Anton Pagenkopf, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Pagenkopf of Neillsville, at ceremonies performed in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Saturday. The Rev. Bernard T. Kelly performed the single ring ceremony before an altar banked with white gladioli.


The bride was given in marriage by her father.  She wore a gown of French imported Chantilly lace over taffeta. The ballerina-length gown was fashioned with long, tapered sleeves, a scalloped Sabrina neckline trimmed with sequins and pearls and featuring a Basque bodice from which cascaded a very bouffant skirt.  On her head she wore a satin rose cluster accented by lace, crystals and pearls, to which was attached a bouffant veil of silk bridal illusion. She carried a bouquet of sweetheart roses.


Matron-of-honor was Mrs. Eugene Bryan.  She wore a street-length dress of French blue satin. The sheath styled dress featured a portrait neckline, three-quarter length sleeves and a detachable overskirt. She also wore a satin rose of blue with matching face veil as a headpiece.


Eugene Bryan, a brother of the bride, served as bestman.


The Children’s Choir of St. Mary’s Church furnished nuptial music.


A dinner was served to approximately 100 guests in St. Mary’s hall, which was decorated with white and blue streamers and white gladioli.


The newlyweds are making their home at 118 Oak Street, Neillsville.  He is employed at the Nelson Muffler Corporation plant in this city.


Guests attending the wedding came from Medford, Thorp, Lake Geneva, Loyal, Minneapolis, Whitehall, Marshfield and Eau Claire.



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