BioM: Pagel, Karen J. (1964)
Surnames: Firnstahl, Pagel, Larson, Bruesewitz, Krueger, Hedler, Hammel
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 29 Oct 1964
Pagel, Karen J. (17 OCT 1964)
St. Mary's Catholic Church at Colby was the scene of the wedding of Miss Karen Jean Pagel, Stetsonville, to Daniel H. Firnstahl, Colby. The wedding took place Saturday, Oct. 17, with the Rev. John Be. Pinion officiating.
Patents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pagel and Mr. and Mrs. Hebert Firnstahl.
For her wedding the bride wore a gown of imported Chantilly lace over silk taffeta. The fitted bodice was trimmed with scattered sequins and pearls around the Sabrina neckline. Long sleeves were pointed at the writs, and the full bouffant skirt fell into a large sweeping train. The veil was shoulder length held by a rhinestone crown, and the bouquet was a cascade of yellow roses with white carnations and a lace ribbon. Her gown was a gift from the groom and she wore small pearl earrings, which were a gift from her father.
Attending the bride were Mrs. Nels Larson, matron of honor, sister of the bride, Stetsonville, Mrs. Berdell Bruesewitz, sister of the groom, Unity, Mrs. Dennis Krueger, cousin of the bride, Curtiss, and Mrs. Donald Hedler, sister of the groom, Colby.
Best man was Nels Larson, brother-in-law of the groom, Unity, Dennis Krueger, a cousin of the bride, Curtiss, and Donald Hedler, brother-in-law of the groom, Colby. The flower girl was Miss Barbara Larson, a niece of the bride, and Mark Hammel was ring bearer.
The bride's attendants wore matching gowns of persimmon satin, empire effect, with fitted bodices and scooped necklines. The short, slim sheath fronts and shirred backs were carried high at the sides with a bow. The sleeves were elbow length and the headpieces were a cluster of fabric roses and pearls caught into a short bouffant veil. They wore pearl earrings which were a gift of the bride. The flower girl was a miniature bride, and carried colonial yellow and white mums. She wore a pearl bracelet, a gift from the bride.
Following the wedding were a reception at Sportsmen's park and supper at the Colby City Hall. In the evening, 140 guests attended a wedding dance at Dorchester Memorial Hall.
The newlyweds are on a one week wedding trip to Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. They will make their home in the Colby area, where the groom is engaged in farming.
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