BioM: Rogstad, Anita M. (1958)


Surnames: Rogstad, Carlson, Martens, Dinauer, Drexler, Ebert, Somers, Zaske, Hegg, LaBarge, Weyhmiller

----- Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/13/1958

----- Rogstad, Anita M. (8 FEB 1958)

Tall tapers in gold standards and bouquets of white gladiolas and stock, pink carnations and red roses bedecked the altar of St. Anthony’s Church in Loyal to form a setting for the wedding Saturday morning at 9 o’clock of Anita Mary Rogstad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rogstad, Loyal, when she became the bride of Dr. Thomas J. Martens, Stevens Point. Dr. Martens is an intern at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Escorting his daughter into the church, Mr. Rogstad gave her in marriage to the son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Martens of Stevens Point in the presence of the pastor, Rev. Nobert E. King, who officiated at the exchange of marriage vows during the double ring ceremony and at the Nuptial High Mass which followed.

Sister M. Virginia was the organist for the Mass. "Pro Pace," sung by St. Anthony’s Girls Choir and also played the processional, "Wedding March," by Rossini, and the recessional, "Ave Maria," by Singenberger. At the conclusion of the Mass the bride placed a sheaf arrangement of red delight roses at the foot of the Blessed Virgin Mary statue.

The wedding guests were ushered into church by Richard Dinauer, Verona, a brother-in-law of the groom, and Anton Drexler, Stratford, a cousin of the bride.

According to the guests book, at which Mrs. Roy Carlson, sister of the groom, presided, friends and relatives came from Guttenberg and Newton, Iowa; Guthrie, New Munich, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.; Freeport, Wheaton and Chicago, Ill.; and from Stevens Point, Athens, Madison, Verona, Marshfield, Merrill, Stratford, Kenosha, Bristol, Milwaukee and Fond du Lac.

For her wedding, the bride selected a full length gown designed with a fitted bodice of lace, Queen Anne collar and long sleeves coming to points over the wrists. The billowy satin skirt had an overskirt of ruffled nylon tulle with inserts of lace flowers appliqued with sequins, and topped by hand clipped Chantilly lace covering the upper front and extending into a simulated train.

Her fingertip veil of hand rolled imported silk netting was attached to a modified skull cap of sequins and droplet pearls. The bridal bouqeut was an arm cascade of red delight roses and hyacinth blossoms intertwined with sprigs of ivy.

The bride asked her youngest sister, Marian, whose birthday was Saturday, to be her maid of honor. Miss Rogstad was attired in a pale pink formal with accents of a deeper hue. Her accessories, including the pleated headband trimmed with pearls, matched and she carried a crescent arrangement fo white and pink carnations, a pale pink butterfly hovering over one of the blossoms.

Identically dressed in two shades of blue were the three bridesmaids, Mrs. Clarence Rogstad, Loyal, a sister-in-law of the bride; Miss Nan Jean Ebert, student nurse at Marshfield, and Miss Nona Martens, Stevens Point, the doctor’s sister. Their carnation bouquets were tited to match their ensembles.

Richard Somers came from Milwaukee to be best man for his friend. Other groom’s attendants were Frank Zaske, Athens, his brother-in-law; Clarence Rogstad, Loyal; and James Hegg, Wheaton, Ill. Steven Rogstad, Loyal son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Rogstad, Loyal was ring bearer for his uncle and aunt.

Flower girl for her aunt was Peggy Rose LBarge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray LaBarge, Loyal, whose bouquet, a miniature replica of the bride’s, featured red garnet roses. Peggy’s white frock had a satin bodice with winged collar and puffed sleeves, the hoop skirt of net over satin featuring three rows of ruffled net arranged in scallops. On her curls was placed a net open back bonnet tied with satin ribbons.

Mrs. Rogstad selected a black dress complemented with beige accessories and a corsage of sweetheart roses and ivy. Mrs. Martens, who also had a corsage of roses, wore a coral etched nylon dress with black accessories.

Following the church services members of the bridal party and immediate families had breakfast at the Rogstad home at Loyal. The wedding dinner for 120 guests was served at Bruno’s Ballroom, the scene of the wedding reception, supper and dance.

At present the young doctor and his bride are on a several weeks’ wedding trip to the south. An aparetment in Marshfield at 1008A E. Doege St. is awaiting their return.

Dr. Martens is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School at Madison, and Mrs. Martens, a graduate of Loyal High School, also trained for 1 1/2 years at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing.

On Jan. 30 Mrs. Mike Weyhmiller, Loyal entertained at a linen shower for her sister and the rehearsal party was held Friday night at the bride’s home.



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