BioM: Wendt, Carol Jean (1965)


Surnames: Missling, Wendt, Phillips, Albert, Wathke, Micke, Graves, Himes

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

Wendt, Carol Jean (2 OCT 1965)

Rural Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), where the groom operates a dairy farm with his father, is home to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas John Missling. They were married Saturday, Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Immanuel United Church of Christ at Greenwood.

Miss Carol Jean Wendt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendt, rural Owen, exchanged marriage vows with the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Missling before the Rev. Orville Egbert and the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold on the 30th wedding anniversary of her parents.

Mr. Missling gave his daughter in marriage. Two baskets of white gladioli, chrysanthemums and red roses, and two candelabra were used to decorate the church. Pat Phillips sang “Wedding Prayer” and “I’ll Walk Beside You,” and the Rev. Myhrwold sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Mrs. Leona Albert was organist.

Miss Wendt chose a floor length gown of white silk brocade for her wedding. It had a bateau neckline and fitted bodice with the back …(unreadable) with a fabric bow from which flowed a detachable chapel length train…(unreadable) the semi-full skirt. A white satin pillbox held her bouffant veil….(unreadable) and her bouquet was made up of red roses and English ivy centered with three large Fuji chrysanthemums.

Mr. Roger (Gerri) Wathke, Osseo served as matron of honor, with Mrs. Klayton Micke, Owen, and Miss Diane…(unreadable) as bridesmaids. They were dress alike in floor length gowns of Copen blue crepe, having scoop necklines and a Watteau…(unreadable) centered bow at the back waistline. Matching pillboxes held …(unreadable) and yellow roses… (unreadable) with white sunburst chrysanthemums comprised their bouquets.

(unreadable) , Owen, was ring bearers and Jana Graves, New Berlin, was flower girl. Little Jane wore a dress fashioned like that of the bride and her veil was attached to a fabric headpiece. Her bouquet was a miniature replica of the bride’s.

Serving the groom as his attendants were Klayton Micke, Owen, Best man, and roger Wathke, Osseo, and Dennis Wendt, Owen, groomsmen. Gene Himes and Bob Missling ushered.

About 300 guests attended the wedding. They came from Detroit, Mich.; Lake Bluff and Deerfield, Ill.; St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn.; New Berlin, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Rice Lake, Osseo, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Spencer, Unity, Colby, Woodville, Stetsonville, Baraboo, Neenah, Withee, Owen, Greenwood and River Falls.

Dinner was served at 4 p.m. in the church parlors; a reception was held at the parental Wendt home and the wedding dance was at the Owen Legion Hall in the evening.

Both of the newlyweds graduated from high school in 1958, she from Greenwood High and he from Owen High. She also went to WSU at Eau Claire, graduating in 1962, and has been a sixth grade teacher in Owen-Withee public schools. Mr. Missling graduated from a short course in agriculture from the University of Wisconsin in 1959.

Before her marriage, the bride was feted at two showers, Mrs. Klayton Micke and Mrs. Joe Micke were hostesses at a miscellaneous shower and Miss Pat Phillips served as hostess for a personal shower. Another miscellaneous one was held at the Longwood Lutheran Church parish hall for the bridal couple.



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