BioM: Meier, Debra Jean (1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Meier, Schoengarth, Miller, Vincent, Pettit, Gault, Kurasz, Zschernitz, Tock, Short, Ross, Schuh

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/19/1975

Meier, Debra Jean (Marriage – 14 June 1975)

Miss Debra Jean Meier became the bride of Michael Lee Schoengarth in a 2 p.m. ceremony performed Saturday, June 14, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church by the Rev. Gerald Schuh. Afterwards, the couple greeted guests at a reception at the American Legion Hall. An evening dance was held at the Silver Dome Ballroom.

The bride, was presented in marriage by her father, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Meier of Neillsville. Mr. and Mrs. Harris Schoengarth, Rt. 3 Neillsville, are the groom’s parents.

Lace, sequins and pearls accented the bride’s entrained gown of satin and organza, framed by a long, lace-trimmed veil held by a lace and pearl cap. She carried a cascade arrangement of red roses, baby’s breath and ivy.

Neckline ruffling was featured on the flocked, Nile green crepe gowns work by the bridal attendants, whose flowers were nosegays of pink and while daisies with baby’s breath. Miss Janice Miller was the maid of honor and Miss Valerie Vincent, Miss Sharon Meier and Mrs. Mark Schoengarth, the bridesmaids.

Susan Schoengarth was the flower girl and Gary Pettit, Des Moines, Ia., the ringbearer.

Attending the groom were Mark Schoengarth as bestman and Randy Gault, William Kurasz, Jr., and Alan Zschernitz as groomsmen. Tom Tock and Steven Meier served as ushers.

Mrs. Glenn Short was the organist and Mrs. Eugene Ross, the soloist. Selections included “Day by Day,” “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Wedding Song.”

The bride is a 1975 graduate of Neillsville High School and has been employed at Memorial Hospital. Her husband, a 1971 graduate of Neillsville High School and a 1972 graduate of the Eau Claire Technical Institute auto mechanics course, is employed by a Neillsville-based transport cooperative.

The newlyweds will live in Neillsville.



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