BioM: Thompson, Donna #2 (1963)


Surnames: Backe, Thompson, Rogers, Eckstrom, Snyder, Devine, Bakke

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/06/1963

Thompson, Donna (18 MAY 1963)

A double ring ceremony was performed at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee on Saturday, May 18th, 1963, uniting in marriage Miss Donna Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Thompson, Gilman, and John Backe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Backe, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.). Rev. Knudsen performed the 2:00 p.m. ceremony and Mrs. Knudsen sang “I Love You Truly,” accompanied by Miss Louise Hansen. Mrs. V.A. Hansen decorated the altar and tables with beautiful flower arrangements.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of silk organza with a short train, appliqued. The lace bodice featured pearls and sequins with elbow length sleeves and a tucked panel decorated the front of the skirt. A tiara of crystals and rhinestones held her fingertip veil and she carried a cascade bouquet of red and white roses with sprints of lily of the valley and white streamers.

Miss Carol Rogers, a friend of the bride from Chippewa, was maid of honor, wearing a street length dress of Nile green nylon over taffeta. The skirt was fashioned with a semi-overskirt with soft unpressed pleats in back. Bridesmaids were Miss Joan Backe, sister of the groom, of Evanston, Ill. and Miss Beverly Thompson, sister of the bride, wearing dresses styed identically to the maid of honor’s, in peach. They all wore crowns of cabbage roses with tulle petals and pearlized leaves with bustle veils and carried colonial bouquets of Nile green and peach carnations.

Miss Sherry Eckstrom, niece of the bride, was flower girl, wearing a floor length gown with a fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses in miniature of the bride’s.

Wearing black suits with black bow ties were Jim Snyder of Eau Claire, as best man, and groomsmen, Hebert Thompson, brother of the bride, and Robert Bakke, friend of the groom. Ushers were David Devine, friend of the groom, and David Thompson, brother of the bride.

A reception following the ceremony was held in the church hall.

The bride’s mother, with beige accessories and the groom’s mother wore a gold print dress with white accessories. They each had a corsage of pink and white roses. Grandmother of the bride, Mrs. Margie Thompson of Bloomer, Wis., was attired in navy blue with a feathered carnation corsage.

The bride, a 1956 graduate of Gilman High School, is employed by Midway Hospital in St. Paul The groom, a 1957 graduate of Owen High School and attended Eau Claire College, is employed by Remington Rand Univac in St. Paul, where the new couple will make their home.

Guests attended from Withee, Gilman, Jump River, Owen, Colby, Menomonie, Wauwatosa, Bloomer, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Greenwood, Thorp and Cornell, Wis.; Evanston, Ill., Highland Park, Ill., Salem, Oregon, and St. Paul, Minn.



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