BioM: Garbisch, Joyce Joanne (1964)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Garbisch, Opelt, Wenck, Lehmann, Chambers, Benecke


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 30, 1964


Garbisch, Joyce Joanne (Marriage - 25 April 1964)


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton was the scene Saturday of the 7 o’clock candlelight service uniting in marriage Joyce Joanne Garbisch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold D. Garbisch of Granton, and Douglas Arthur Opelt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Opelt of rural Granton.  The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. F. C. Benecke before an altar adorned with palms and a white altar bouquet of snapdragons.


As the bride walked down the candelabra-lined aisle with her father, she was attired in a white peau-de-soie gown, the full bouffant skirt of which continued on into a chapel train. Venice lace ornamented the chandelier sleeves. A peau-de-soie pillbox hat was caught by a three tier, elbow length veil. She carried a bouquet of white orchids and stephanotis, trailed with green ivy.


Miss Kathleen Garbisch of La Crosse, a cousin of the bride, was her maid of honor.  Miss Judith Wenck of Woodstock, Ill., a niece, and Miss Carole Lehmann of St. Paul, a friend were bridesmaids.  They wore floor length gowns of green brocaded satin, with green and bronze hats caught by a bouffant veil, and matching gloves.  They carried crescent bouquets of yellow feathered chrysanthemums.


John Opelt of Wilmington, O., served his brother as bestman. Groomsmen were Michael Opelt of Granton, a brother, and Erlin Garbisch of Milwaukee, a brother of the bride.  Ushers were Stanley Wenck of Woodstock, Ill, and Jerry Opelt of Neillsville. 


Nuptial music was sung by William Chambers of Black River Falls and consisted of "The Wedding Prayer" and "The Lord’s Prayer".  He was accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Leland Garbisch.


Approximately 200 guests attended a reception in the church parlors following the ceremony.


The bride is a 1961 graduate of Granton High School. She is employed as a secretary in a credit company in St. Paul.  Mr. Opelt was graduated in 1960 from Granton High School and works as a machinist in St. Paul.  They will reside at 125 E. Hurley Ave., West St. Paul, after April 30.


Guests attending the wedding were from Woodstock, and Rockford, Ill.; St. Paul, Minn.; La Crosse, Janesville, Milwaukee, Manawa, Grafton, Billion, West Bend, Eau Clare, Burnett, Cedarburg, Chippewa Falls; Black River Falls, Neillsville, Chili, Thorp, Greenwood, Augusta, Appleton, and Beloit.



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