BioM: Thoma, Sandra Jean (1964)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Thoma, Kesler, Ebert, Raine, Arch, Virnig, Bemis, Hartung


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 4, 1964


Thoma, Sandra Jean (Marriage - 30 May 1964)


A nuptial high mass at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood, united in marriage Miss Sandra Jean Thoma of Neillsville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thoma of Rt. 3, Neillsville, and Richard Charles Kesler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kesler of Greenwood.  The Rev. Edward Hartung performed the double ring ceremony before an altar adorned with bouquets of pink and white majestic daisies.


For her wedding the bride was attired in a gown of silk organza and imported Chantilly lace. The much fitted bodice was accented with a scalloped square neckline, trimmed with Chantilly lace.  Long, tapered sleeves buttoned at the wrist were of silk organza. The very full bouffant floor-length skirt cascaded from a form fitting waistline.  Tiers of scalloped Chantilly lace adorned the bottom of the skirt.  A chapel train completed the ensemble.  Her head-piece was a Cleopatra crown of imported Aurora crystals and seed pearls, to which was attached a bouffant veil of bridal illusion.  She carried a cascade bouquet of red roses and white stephanotis entwined with green.


Her attendants were Miss Carol Ebert of Neillsville, maid-of-honor; and Diane Raine and Karen Thoma of Neillsville, and Mrs. Leroy Kesler of Greenwood, bridesmaids.


The attendants wore street-length dresses of pink organza over taffeta, styled with round necklines, cap sleeves, and full skirts. The waists were accented by false cummerbunds with bows detailed in the back with an obi sash. Head pieces were triple roses of pink silk organza and pearl peps, to which matching face veils were attached.  Crescent bouquets which they carried were of pink roses harmonizing with their dresses.


Bestman was Frank Arch of Greenwood; and groomsmen were David Kesler of Greenwood, Dennis Virnig of Granton, and Leroy Kesler of Greenwood.  Ushers were Jim Kesler of Greenwood and Harlan Bemis of Humbird.


Sister M. Virginia accompanied the children’s choir of St. Mary’s Church as they sang, "On This Day O Beautiful Mother."


Two hundred guests attended a reception at St. Mary’s School and the Oliver Kesler residence.


The newlyweds are on a wedding trip to Niagara Falls, N. Y., and Washington D. C.


The bride is a 1962 graduate of Neillsville High School and has been employed in the Neillsville Bank.  Mr. Kesler was graduated in 1958 from Greenwood High School and of Gale Institute, Minneapolis, Minn.  He is employed in a camper factory in Loyal. They will reside at 125 E. 9th St., Neillsville.


Guests attending the wedding were from: Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, Coby, Loyal, Wausau, Humbird, Berlin, Chippewa Falls, Black River Falls, Thorp, Auburndale, Hilbert, Marshfield, Greenwood, Green Bay and Neillsville.



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