BioM: Gassen, Valerie (1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Gassen, Dahlke, Hill, Bauer, Jordahl, Grassman, Schumacher, Fjerstad, Scholtz, Cottrill, Graham, Wolf, Vosseteig, Robinson, Poppy, Hansen, Babich, Lucas, Roux, Todd, Lass, Nelson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/20/1967

Gassen, Valerie (Marriage - 15 April 1967)

In a double ring ceremony performed Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville by the Rev. George Nelson, Miss Valerie Gassen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gassen, Jr., of Neillsville, became the bride of Billy John Dahlke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dahlke of Rt. 1 Granton.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride appeared in a white peau de soie entrained gown. A crown of three tiers of silk illusion was secured to a crystal and pearl headpiece. She carried a white prayer book topped with a white orchid, ivy and stephanotis.

Miss Karen Hill of Elroy was maid of honor and wore a floor length Empire gown in sea-spray green. An identical dress was worn by the bridesmaids, Mrs. Donna Dahlke of Loyal, Mrs. Judy Dahlke of Granton, and Kathy Bauer of Neillsville. Matching green headpieces and veils completed their ensembles. Each carried a crescent bouquet of white daisy chrysanthemums and yellow roses.

Judy Jordahl of Neillsville, as miniature bride, wore a white satin and lace dress fashioned as those of the attendants. She wore a crown of white daisy chrysanthemums.

M. John Gassen of Neillsville was bestman. Groomsmen were Jim Dahlke of Loyal, Robert Dahlke of Granton and Greg Gassen. Ushers were Jack Grassman and Larry Schumacher. Jim Dahlke, Jr., of Loyal, was ringbearer.

Two hundred guests attended a reception at a supper club in Marshfield.

The children’s choir of St. Mary’s sang the nuptial songs, accompanied by Sister Michael.

Mr. and Mrs. Dahlke plan to return April 24 from their wedding trip.

Out-of-town guests included: Mr. and Mrs. Matt J. Gassen, Sr., Mrs. Adeline Fjerstad and Debbie, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gassen and family, all of La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Scholtz of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hill and family of Elroy; Charles Scholtz of Germantown; Mr. and Mrs. Giles Cottrill of La Crosse; Mrs. Ina Graham of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Elsie Wolf of Chetek; Mrs. Doris Vosseteig, Mr. and Mrs. Jens Vosseteig and Debbie of Galesville; Mr. and Mrs. David Vosseteig of Westby; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robinson and Jennie of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Poppy of Racine; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hansen of Nekoosa; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Babich and Barbara of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. John Lucas of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Roux, Savage, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. George Lucas of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Rex Gassen of Colfax; Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Todd, Mrs. Gen Lass and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Gassen, all of Marshfield.



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