BioM: Eloranta, Helen #2 (1965)
Surnames: Eloranta, Vater, Kraut, Hansen, Munson, Moody, Randolph, Johnson, Calkins, Peterson, Hohman, Kangas, Engle, Jessen, Knudsen, Jensen, Tesch
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 08/12/1965
Eloranta, Helen (31 JUL 1965)
Miss Helen Mary Eloranta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Eloranta, route 1, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), was given in marriage by her father to Neil Peter Vater, formerly of route 1, Owen, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Neil F. Vater reside, during a 2 p.m. nuptial ceremony Saturday, July 31, 1965.
Scene of the wedding was Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee, with the Rev. Beryl Knudsen officiating. Bouquets of white gladioli and yellow carnations decorated the church altar.
Miss Bunee Kraut sang "Wedding Prayer" and "The Lord's Prayer," with Miss Louise Hansen presiding at the organ.
When the bride entered the church with her father she was wearing a white taffeta and lace floor length gown featuring a scalloped neckline. Her veil of tulle was attached to a headpiece of pearls and her bouquet consisted of white chrysanthemums, white stephanotis, yellow roses and ivy.
Miss Shirley Jensen, Withee, the maid of honor, and Miss Claudia Tesch, Schofield, the bridesmaid, wore street length full skirted yellow lace and taffeta frocks made with scalloped necklines. They carried bouquets of white pompons and yellow roeses.
James Eloranta, Owen, was the best man; Jack Vater, La Crosse, the groomsman; and Tracy Hansen, Withee, and John Eloranta, Owen, the ushers.
The newlyweds will live in Platteville after returning from a trip through the western United States and into Canada.
Mr. Vater, who attended Wausau Technical Institute, graduating in 1964, is a tool designer for John Deere at Dubuque, Ia. His wife, who attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison for two years, will attend the Wis. State University, Platteville this fall. She is a member of Sigma Epsilon Sigma honorary Sorority.
Guests at the wedding included Mrs. Myrtle Munson, Green Bay; Mrs. Ruth Moody, Madison; Mrs. Alice Jone and daughter, Mary, Randolph; Mrs. Jessie Johnson and Mrs. Fred Johnson and children, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Calkins and children, St. Paul; Miss Anne Peterson, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Peterson and daughter, Sue, and Nels Peterson, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eloranta and daughters, Sandra, Nancy and Barbara, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Miss Elaine Hohman, Schofield; Miss Sandra Kangas, Waukegan, Ill.; Miss Connie Engle, Valparaiso, Ind.; and Mr. and Mrs. Vic Jessen and Harlan, and Patsy Jessen, Neillsville.
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