BioM: Genteman, Barbara Ann (1964)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Genteman, Lucas, Kadolph, Lewin, Lavene, Briski, Juul, Horvat, Foemmel, Bredlau, Kirn, Langreck, Berlick, Smith, Lehmann, Lindloff


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


Genteman, Barbara Ann (Marriage - 12 December 1964)


St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville was the setting Saturday for a double ring ceremony uniting in marriage, Miss Barbara Ann Genteman of Marshfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Genteman of the Town of York, and William Lucas, Jr., son of Mrs. William Lucas, Sr. of Rt. Willard.  The Rev. Norman Lindloff officiated.


Three hundred guests witnessed as the bride entered the church with her father.  For her wedding she chose a floor length gown of pure silk organza over bouquet taffeta and Chantilly lace. The fitted Chantilly lace bodice featured a portrait neckline of Chantilly lace, embellished with sequins and long sleeves that came to a point at the wrists. The modified bell-shaped skirt of silk organza held a chapel bouffant train of lace.  A crystal and pearl Queen’s crown held the attached bouffant veil.


Mrs. Larry Kadolph of Loyal served as matron-of-honor.  Bridesmaids were Miss Anita Lewin of Marshfield, Miss Bonnie Lavene of Neillsville, Joy Briski of Greenwood and Mrs. Jim Juul of High Point, Ill. The attendants were attired in Empire sheath dresses of red velour velvet, styled with long sleeves and Watteau sashes flowing from the back of the bodice. They wore white fur hats and carried white fur muffs.


William Horvat of Willard was bestman. Groomsmen were Larry Kadolph, William Genteman of Neillsville, Wayne Foemmel of Stevens Point, and Jim Juul of High Park, Ill. The ushers were Alfred Bredlau and Kenneth Kirn.


Tommy Langreck of Granton and Debbie Berlick of Milwaukee were ringbearer and flowergirl, respectively.


"The Wedding Prayer" and "The Lord’s Prayer" were sung by Kendall Smith, accompanied at the organ by Victor Lehmann.


A reception and dance was held in the American Legion Hall, with the wedding supper being served in St. John’s School.


After December 24, Mr. and Mrs. Lucas will reside on Rt. 1 Willard, where the groom is engaged in farming. He is a 1961 graduate of the Greenwood High School.  Mrs. Lucas, a 1963 graduate of Neillsville High School has been employed in Marshfield.




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