BioM: Mattes, Myrna Jane (1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Mattes, Meinholdt, Hryniewicki, Olejniczak, Olson, Nielsen, Ulesich, Barr, Winger, Dahlby

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/05/1970

Mattes, Myrna Jane (Marriage - 31 January 1970)

(The original article that was published was missing a part.  Betty Comstock found the rest and has added it here.)

A 4 p.m. candlelight ceremony united in marriage Miss Myrna Jane Mattes, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Mattes of Rt. 3 Thorp, and Lee E. Meinholdt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Meinholdt of Rt. 2 Greenwood. The Rev. R. W. Olson officiated at the double-ring ceremony at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp, January 31. Altar bouquets consisted of white pompons and roses.

The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Aaron L. Mattes, chose a floor-length bridal gown of chiffon faille in candlelight. Venice lace bordered the jewel neckline and caftan cage, highlighted by a sweeping chapel train. A pill-box hat of white fur secured her bouffant veil of sheer bridal illusion. She carried a bouquet of red roses combined with white, red-tipped orchids.

Judy Hryniewicki of Chippewa Falls, Shirley Olejniczak of Milwaukee and Diane Olson of Marshfield, all friends of the bride, served as maid-of-honor and bridesmaids, respectively. They were attired in floor-length dresses of velvet in royal blue and red, Ecru Venice lace accented the bishop sleeves and the jewel neckline. Harmonizing veils were secured to a pearl-edged  velvet  petal cluster, topped by a pompon of white fur.  Each attendant carried a white muff with red roses and greens intertwined and a white orchid tipped with red.

Wayne Nielsen of Greenwood, friend of the groom, was best man. Aaron Mattes of Superior and Robert Ulesich of Milwaukee were groomsmen.  Donald Mattes of Thorp, cousin of the bride and James Barr of Greenwood, friend of the groom ushered.

Paul Winger of Cadott was ring bearer and Lana Dahlby of Racine was flower girl.

Mrs. Orville Peterson sang “The Wedding Prayer” and “O Promise Me,”and Rev. Olson sang “the Lord’s Prayer.”  Organist was Mrs. William Beardman.

A dinner and wedding reception were held at the American Legion hall for 250 guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Meinholdt are residing at 5430 West Beloit Rd., West Milwaukee.




© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel