BioM: Gerhardt, Judith (1973)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Gerhardt, LaFond, Davis, Laufenberg, Pedersen, Vine, Schirm, Knoff, Diers, Nickel
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/23/1973
Gerhardt, Judith (Marriage - 11 August 1973)
Mr. and Mrs. David LaFond, who were married August 11 at the Neillsville United Methodist Church, are making their home at 3054 Edgewater Lane, La Crosse. The Rev. Melvin Nickel officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a dinner at the Wildcat Inn.
The former Miss Judith Gerhardt, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Gerhardt, Rt. 1Neillsville, was given in marriage by her father. Mr. and Mrs. Albert LaFond are the groom’s parents.
Imported sheer organza and venise lace fashioned the bride’s gown. The lace bodice was highlighted by a scalloped V-neckline and tapered sleeves. The sheer A-line skirt flowed from the empire waistline to a band of venise lace. A cathedral-length mantilla edged in matching lace completed her costume. She carried a bouquet of red roses accented by stephanotis and ivy.
Miss Lind Davis, Eau Claire, was the maid of honor and Miss Louise Laufenberg, La Crosse, was the bridesmaid. Their sleeveless gowns of yellow print polyester featured V-necklines and wide collars trimmed with green and blue lace. Arrangements of blue carnations and daisies were accented by sprigs of blue baby’s breath.
Steven Pedersen, La Crosse, served as best man. Groomsman was Kenneth Gerhardt. Richard Vine and Jeff Schirm, La Crosse, were ushers.
‘The Wedding Song’ was the selection presented by soloist Julie Knoff. Miss Linda Diers was the organist.
The new Mrs. LaFond is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she is majoring in social work. Her husband, a graduate of the same school with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications-advertising, is employed by an insurance firm.
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