BioM: Meinholdt, Joan M. (1964)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Meinholdt, Wavrunek, Zank, Meier, Thur, Kelly


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 17, 1964


Meinholdt, Joan M. (Marriage - 12 September 1964)

Altar bouquets of pink and white gladioli were arranged on either side of the altar of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville for the wedding Saturday of Miss Joan M. Meinholdt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meinholdt, and Thomas A. Wavrunek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wavrunek, all of Neillsville.  The 2 p.m. nuptial ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Fr. Bernard T. Kelly.


For her wedding the bride chose a floor length gown of white peau crepe, designed with a sculptured neckline and fitted Basque bodice.  The sheath styled skirt was highlighted by bands of Venice lace at the hemline and chapel train. A bouffant veil of illusion was held secure by a pillbox headpiece adorned with Venice lace.


A crescent bouquet of pink roses was carried by the maid-of-honor, Miss Eileen Zank of Neillsville.


The groom was attended by his brother, James Wavrunek of New Holstein. Ushers were Thomas Meier and Thomas Thur.


Wedding day events consisted of a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s parish hall, attended by approximately 175 guests.


The bride, a graduate of Neillsville High School is a graduate of Luther Hospital School of Nursing in Eau Claire, and has been employed as a nurse in Marshfield. She served for time as assistant Clark County Public Health nurse.


Mr. Wavrunek is a graduate of Neillsville High School and Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point.  He is a member of De Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.  He is employed in social work.


On their return from a wedding trip to Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Wavrunek will reside at 2868 A North 57th Street, Milwaukee.


Guests here for the wedding came from Winneconne, Centuria, Marshfield, Cable, Milwaukee, Ripon, Colby, Menomonie, Willard, Wausau, New Holstein, Greenwood, Merrillan, Fairchild, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Mosinee, Spencer, Dorchester and Green Bay; Minneapolis, Minn.; Wavenda, Ill.; and Portland, Ore.




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