BioM: Christenson, Diane Lynn (1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Christenson, Mech, Mottershaw, Sootsman, Schweers, Corey, Shelton, Renard, Eaglesham, Miller, Anderson, Hansen, Seim, Prange, Walker, Cuthing, York, Gilleland

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/03/1975

Christenson, Diane Lynn (Marriage – 28 June 1975)

Miss Diane Lynn Christenson and William T. Mech were married Saturday, June 28, in a 7:30 p.m. ceremony performed at the First Presbyterian Church, Wausau, with the Rev. Thomas York, pastor, and the Rev. Clifford Gilleland, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. A reception followed at Howard Johnson’s in Wausau.

The bride, presented in marriage by her father, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Christenson, Wausau. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin E. Mech, Neillsville, are the groom’s parents.

A bouquet of white roses, baby’s breath and stephanotis knots complimented the bride’s princess style gown fashioned with a lace bodice and mirmamist skirt flowing into a chapel train bordered in satin.

Attending the bride were Nancy Mottershaw, Troy, Mi., as honor attendant, and Julie Sootsman, Battle Creek, Mi., Marleen Mech of Wisconsin Rapids, sister-in-law of the groom, and Jeanne Schweers, Wausau. Their blue high-waist gowns were accented with dotted swiss hemline ruffling and matching dotted swiss jackets. Arrangements of white roses and stephanotis knots formed their bouquets.

Kerri Mech, niece of the groom, was the flower girl.

The groom was attended by Howard Corey, Neillsville, as bestman and by David Christenson of Wausau, brother of the bride, Dennis Mech of Wisconsin Rapids, brother of the groom, and Kyle Shelton, Friona, Tx.

Carl and Bruce Christenson of Wausau, brothers of the bride, served as ushers.

Soloist Karalyn Renard sang “Treasures,” and a duet, “Make of Our Hands – One Hand.” Was sung by Bonnie Eaglesham and Tom Miller. Sterling Anderson was the organist.

The bride was honored at a prenuptial kitchen shower given by Mrs. Kay Sootsman and daughter, Julie, in Battle Creek, Mi.; a linen shower by Mrs. Carl Hansen and Mrs. Sam Hansen, aunts of the bride, in Kalamazoo, Mi.; a miscellaneous shower by Mrs. Edward Seim, Mrs. John Prange and Mrs. Tom Walker in Wausau; a pots and pans shower by Miss Jeanne Schweers and Miss Mellisa Cuthing in Wausau; and a surprise coin shower by Mrs. Dennis Mech in Wisconsin Rapids.

The groom was the guest of honor at a bachelor party hosted by Howard Corey in Neillsville and at a tool shower given by Dennis Mech.

A rehearsal dinner June 27 at the Hoffman House, Wausau, was given by the groom’s parents.

The new Mrs. Mech graduated from Wausau East High School in 1974, and attended Hope College, Holland, Mi. Her husband, a 1972 graduate of Neillsville High School and a 1974 graduate of North Central Technical Institute, also attended Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Ok. He is employed as a claims adjuster for a Freeport, Il., insurance firm.

Following their return from a wedding trip to New Orleans, the newlyweds will live in Freeport.




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