BioM: Pfalzgraf, Margene E. #2 (1965)


Surnames: Pfalzgraf, Bergstrom, Mills, Benson, Otto, Pabish

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/28/1965

Pfalzgraf, Margene E. (16 JAN 1965)

Pure silk organza appliqued with imported Chantilly lace fashioned the wedding gown of Miss Margene Ellen Pfalzgraf of Abbotsford as she became the bride of Douglas James Bergstrom, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), on Saturday, Jan. 16th, 1965.

The four o'clock wedding was performed by the Rev. Sprengler in the Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford, to which over three hundred guests witnessed the nuptial vows. Baskets of white and lavender mums adorned the altar. Arlyn Mills sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "O Perfect Love," accompanied by the organist, Robert Benson.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pfalzgraf of Abbotsford, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bergstrom, Owen.

When given in marriage by her father, the bride's lovely wedding gown featured a striking empire bodice with the new "A: silhouette floor length skirt. The Watteau train was detachable. From her princess crown of pearls, a bouffant veil billowed. She carried a crescent of three cymbidium orchids and stephanotis entwined with ivy.

Mrs. Alfred Otto, Jr. of Chippewa Falls, was the matron of honor in an amethyst velveteen floor length gown. A satin waist inset pointed up the satin train in back embellished with soutache embroidery. A matching Dior bow and bustle veil completed the ensemble. Flowers were crescent of French Heather and white roses and ivy. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Kenneth Pfalzgraf of Clovis, New Mexico, a sister-in-law of the bride, and Miss Kathleen Pfalzgraf of Kenosha, a cousin. They were attired in identical costumes as the matron of honor. James Pfalzgraf of Abbotsford, the bride's brother, was the best man. Brothers of the bride and groom, John Pfalzgraf of Eau Claire and Randall Bergstrom of Owen were groomsmen.

Serving as ushers were Alfred Otto Jr., of Chippewa Falls, and Norbert Pabish of Owen.

A dinner was held at the church immediately after the wedding. The bride's colors of white and lavender were repeated on the tables with the white roses, carnations and French Heather centerpieces. The large tiered cake was displayed in front of the bride and groom at head table.

A reception was held at the Meadowview Country Club that evening, one of the largest receptions in attendance to be served there.

The bride, a graduate of the Abbotsford High School and Stevens Secretarial School, is office manager of Medo Farms Dairy, Inc., Abbotsford. The groom, a graduate of the Owen-Withee High School, attended the University of Wisconsin, after which he returned home to be affiliated with his father in the Bergstrom Oil Company, Inc. His present position is general Manager of the company. The newlyweds, after a wedding trip which took them to Scottsdale, Ariz., will be at home at 102 Second Street, Colby, Wis.



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