BioM: Luchterhand, Doreen (1958)


Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Luchterhand, Schmidtke


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (loyal, Clark County, WI) 02 OCT 1958


Luchterhand, Doreen (20 SEPT 1958)


Donald Gene Schmidtke claimed Miss Doreen Patsy Luchterhand as his bride during a 1:30 p.m. nuptial ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal, Saturday, September 20. The Rev. John Pfhol officiated.


Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Luchterhand, R. 2, Spencer, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schmidtke, Loyal.


At an altar decorated with baskets of asters and gladioli the bride was given in marriage by her father.


Her floor length gown was fashioned with long tapered sleeves and chantilly lace and net yoke edged with sequins and topped with a mandarin collar. The net skirt, edged with lace scrolls edged with tulle ruffling, was worn over a ruffled tulle skirt. Her finger tip veil was held by a crown of sequins and pearls. Her bouquey was a white orchid surrounded by yellow swainsona.


Waltz length gowns of frosty embossed nylon sheer over a ruffled net and satin underskirt of cotillion blue with bodice styled with scooped neckline and pleated cummerbunds with large bow and streamers were worn by the bride’s attendants. Arlene Schaefer of Spencer was maid of honor and Carol Fensome, Spencer, and Wilma Dankenmeyer, Milwaukee, were bridesmaids. They carried white, yellow, and bronze chrysanthemums on a yellow fan.


Roger Lee, Chili, was best man and Algene Schmidtke, Granton and Gary Bonikowske, Manawa, were groomsmen. Fritz Heckendorf and Wayne Gower were ushers.


Paula Luchterhand, niece of the bride was flower girl and Gary Luchterhand, nephew of the bride was ring bearer.


Ronald Gluch was organist and Karen Haslow sang "The Lords Prayer" and "Today O Lord."


The bride’s mother wore gray lace over pink taffeta with pink accessories and the groom’s mother wore a navy dress with white accessories.


A reception was held at the bride’s home and a 4:30 o’clock supper for 200 guests was served in the church dining room. A dance followed at the Eagles Hall, Marshfield, in the evening.


The bride is a graduate of the Loyal High School. Mr. Schmidtke is in the Marine Corps. They will make their home at 29 Palms, California where the groom is stationed.




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