BioM: Pettis, Patricia Ann (1965)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Pettis, Strangfeld, Voves, Wegner, Vives, Klatt, Kelly


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 23, 1965


Pettis, Patricia Ann (Marriage - 18 December 1965)


Miss Patricia Ann Pettis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Pettis of Rt. 2, Neillsville, exchanged nuptial vows Saturday, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville with Arnold Lee Strangfeld of Rt. 3, Neillsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Strangfeld. The double ring mass was performed by the Rev. Fr. Bernard T. Kelly. Baskets of white chrysanthemums and blue carnations made up the altar décor.


The bride approached the altar with her father. For her wedding she chose a white velvet floor length dress, styled with a sheath skirt. A chapel train cascaded from the back waistline. Alencon lace motifs accented the chapel train and the fitted bodice.  A bouffant veil of silk illusion was attached to a headpiece designed with small net flowers and pearl beading.


Miss Peggy Wegner of Augusta was maid-of-honor.  Bridesmaids were Miss Vicki Vives of Eau Claire and Miss Mary Pettis of Neillsville. Bruce Strangfeld carried the rings on a white satin pillow.  Little Leila Strangfeld was the miniature bride.


The attendants wore floor length sheath dresses of blue Chiara crepe, fashioned with an Empire waistline accented with small, dark blue velvet bows and cords.  Flowing from dark blue velvet in the back was a detachable Watteau train of the same color.  Small net veils were attached to their dark blue velvet rose head pieces.  Bouquets were large white chrysanthemums, surrounded by white sprouts of small chrysanthemums tied with blue ribbon.


The miniature bride was attired in an A-line dress of white velveteen. A row of gathers emphasized the Empire waist. Her head piece was similar to that of the bride, with small teardrops attached.  A small shoulder length veil completed the miniature ensemble.  The bride and her miniature bride carried bouquets made up of three white chrysanthemums with three red velvet rings forming a background for them.  Small white rose sprouts, entwined with ivy, completed the bouquets.


Bestman was David Klatt of Alma Center.  Groomsmen were Paul M. Pettis and Louis Strangfeld, both of Neillsville.  Ushers were Byrl Strangfeld of Kenosha and David Vives of Eau Claire.


A reception was held in St. Mary’s dining hall.


The bride is a sophomore at the Marshfield extension.  Mr. Strangfeld, a 1960 graduate of Neillsville High School, is employed by American Motors in Kenosha.




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