BioM: Peterson, Beth Mary (1966)

Contact: Dinah Reinke

Surnames: Peterson, Panten, Arndt, Dugenske, Dornfelt, Kearly

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/20/1966

------ Peterson, Beth Mary (15 OCT 1966)

Marriage promises were exchanged between Miss Beth Mary Peterson and James Panten Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Bernard’s Catholic church, Abbotsford.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Peterson, route 1, Abbotsford. The groom made his home with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Arndt of Randolph, Wis.

The Rev. Emil Hodnik officiated at the nuptial high mass at one o’clock during which St. Bernard’s choir sang with Mrs. Dan Decker as organist. At the close of the mass the bride laid a bouquet of white roses before the statue of the Blessed Mother. The choir sang “On This Day a Beautiful Mother”.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in a lace gown that featured a fitted bodice with long sleeves tapered to the wrist. The floor length lace tiered skirt with its chapel train was accented at the back with a lace rose. Flowers of peau satin with pearl beading and centered with Aurora Borealis drops held her bouffant elbow length veil. She carried a prayer book topped with white roses.

The honor couple who attended them were her sister, Miss Theresa Peterson of Abbotsford, and his twin brother, John Panten of Markesan. Mr. and Mrs. Narcis Dugenske of Princeton, brother-in-law and sister of the bride, Mrs. John Panten of Markesan, and Brian Peterson brother of the bride made up the wedding party.

Miss Dawn Dugenske and Dale Dugenske of Princeton, niece and nephew of the bride, served as flower girl and ring bearer.

The bride’s attendants were dressed alike in modified empire gowns of sunny lace and sear organza. The lace bodices had scoop necklines, long tapered sleeves and bias bands with a bow on the front accenting the waist line. Their headpieces were forward hats with braid flowers and petals ornamented with pearls. They carried baskets of bronze mums.

The flower girl wore a floor length dress of white lace and a lace band headpiece. She carried a basket of bronze mums.

Duane Peterson of Colby and Arden Peterson of Abbotsford, brothers of the bride, and Dennis Dornfelt of Madison and Ronnie Kearly of Markesan were ushers.

For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Peterson chose a paisley print brown jersey dress with black accessories and Mrs. Arndt had a blue ensemble. Their corsages were made of bronze mums.

White mums on lace were used in the corsages presented to the bride’s two grand mothers, Mrs. Gertrude Schmitt of Abbotsford and Mrs. George Brown of Ripon.

Festivities of the wedding day included a reception from 2 to 4 o’clock at Sportsmens Park, Colby, and dinner for 150 guests at the church hall. In the evening a wedding dance was held at Sportsmens Park.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Panten left on a honeymoon trip to an undisclosed destination and after October 23 will make their home at Markesan, route 3.

The bride, a 1965 graduate of the Abbotsford high school is employed at Kolpin Products of Fox Lake. Her husband is employed at Precision Metal, Inc. at Markesan.

Guests at the wedding came from Hartford, Randolph, Madison, Ripon, Markesan, Green Bay, Beloit, Wauzeka, Princeton, Colby, Abbotsford, and Chicago, Ill.



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