BioM: Griepentrog, Bernadine E. (1947)

Contact: Linda Ewen

Surnames: Griepentrog, Willner, Henry, Hill, Karau, Keyes, Deuermeyer

----Source: Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 09/04/1947

Griepentrog, Bernadine E. (1947)

Pastel colors in pink, green, blue and write [sic] were the predominating colors at the wedding and reception Saturday, August 30, when Bernadine E. Griepentrog exchanged wedding vows with Reinhold Willner in the Rectory of Christ The King Catholic Church. The Rev. Henry read the ceremony which united the bridal pair.

The bride wore the traditional white satin with marquisette yoke appliqued with satin floral designs; long slim bodice with long fitted sleeves; bouffant skirt falling in back into a long sweeping train. Her fingertip veil of illusion edged with lace was caught to a crown of seed pearls and she a carried a fan shaped bouquet of flush tinted Joanna Hill rose buds with white chrysanthemum pom poms. She wore a string of pearls, a gift of the groom.

Her motron [sic] of honor , Mrs. Bernard Willner of Chicago, sister-in-law of the groom, wore pastel blue velveray taffeta and carried a bouquet of white and blue gladiolas and flush tinted Joanna Hill roses with a floral hair cluster to matcher her bouquet.

The bridesmaids, Eunice Griepentrog, sister of the bride, and Joanne Karau, a friend, both of Spencer, were gowned identically in fashion in pastel pink and green moire with long gloves to match. They carried pink Delight roses and white gladiolas with matching moline and ribbon streamers and wore matching floral clusters in their hair.

The groom was attended by his brother Bernard Willner of Chicago as best man and his groomsmen were Robert Keyes of spencer and Anton Deuermeyer of Loyal.

A wedding breakfast was served the bridal party at the home of the grooms parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Willner, and the reception and wedding dinner at which there were 30 invited guests, was held at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darel Griepentrog.

The groom and his bride are both graduates of the Spencer High School with the class of ’45 and ’46.

The groom was in service 2 ½ years, 2 of which were spent overseas and is at present engaged in construction work. The bride is employed in the Spencer Dairy Belt office.

A wedding dance was held in their honor in the evening after which they left on a wedding trip to Wheeler Lake in northern Wisconsin and they will be at home to their friends after September 15th in the upper apartment of the Griepentrog home.

The Record joins their many local friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life.



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