BioM: Mech, Patricia Ann (1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Mech, Raine, Kendall, Jake, Heimstead, Geyer, Sternitzky, Teter, Smith, Lehmann, Lindloff

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

Mech, Patricia Ann (Marriage - 14 February 1970)

Wedding vows were exchanged Saturday by Miss Patricia Ann Mech of Marshfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Mech, and James Lee Raine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Raine, all of Neillsville. The Rev. Norman Lindloff performed the 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The bride chose an Edwardian styled bridal gown of peau de soie that featured Venetian lace on the full length sleeves, cuffs, neck and yoke. A pink satin ribbon encircled the waist forming a bow in front. Completing the dress was a detachable Watteau train. Her floor length veil fell from a Camelot styled headpiece of re-embroidered Alencon lace with seed pearls and pink shaded flowers. She carried a loose cluster of pink carnations, white hyacinths and red rose buds.

Matron of honor was Mrs. John Kendall, and bridesmaids were Miss Ellen Raine and Miss Carol Raine all of Neillsville. They were attired in gowns of pink linen with white Venetian lace trim and matching headpieces of lace and veiling. Valentine nosegays of white carnations, pink hyacinths and red hearts were carried by the attendants.

Steve Jake served as bestman and John Raine and Douglas Heimstead were groomsmen. They are all of Neillsville. Gordon Beyer of Neillsville and Ernest Sternitzky of Granton ushered.

Brenda Raine, the miniature bride, was attired in a dress made by Mrs. Dale Teter, cousin of the bride.

Kendall Smith was soloist and Victor Lehmann provided organ music. Guests numbering 250 attended the wedding reception held at the Bali Hai supper club.

After their return from a wedding trip the couple will reside at 212 North Walnut Avenue, Marshfield.

The bride is a 1966 graduate of Neillsville High School and a 1969 graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing at Marshfield and is employed at the hospital there. The groom, who is also a 1966 graduate of Neillsville High School, has employment in the same city.



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