BioM: Rohland, Louise Mae (1966)


Surnames: Rohland, Luedke, Knudsen, Weigel, Kuhs, Davis, McKitterick, North

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 26 May 1966

Rohland, Louise Mae (16 APR 1966)

At a candlelight ceremony performed by Rev. Beryl Knudsen at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee on April 16, 1966, Miss Louise Mae Rohland became the bride of Donald Walter Luedke. During the ceremony Mrs. Beryl Knudsen sang "Because" and "The Wedding Prayer." The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Rohland, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), and the groom is the son of Mrs. Emma Luedke of La Crosse.

When given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white lace over satin gown featuring an empire bodice with long tapered lace sleeves and scooped neckline. The A-line skirt just touched the floor and a train was attached to the shoulders. She wore a circular crown of seed pearls and crystalline, with and attached silk illusion veil. Her jewelry was a single strand of pearls and she carried a bouquet of white carnations and pompons with pink roses.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Miss Judy Rohland, with bridesmaids Miss Darcy Rohland and Mrs. Phyllis Luedke, sister of the bride and groom. They wore street length dresses of cadet blue peau de soie with blue lace bodice and tapered sleeves. The back featured an attached train and they wore blue crowns with attached blue veils. Their bouquets were white pompons and blue tinged carnations.

Nieces of the groom, Debby Luedke of La Crosse and Janet Weigel of South Milwaukee, were the little flower girls, wearing white dacron dresses with puffed sleeves and tri-tiered skirts.

The groom wore a tuxedo with white jacket, with a carnation boutonniere. Attending him as best man was Rydall Luedke, brother of the groom of La Crosse, with groomsmen James and Rex Luedke, also brothers of the groom. They were attired in cadet blue jacket tuxedo with carnation boutonnieres.

The ushers were Terry Rohland and Jerry Rohland.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception as held at the American Legion Hall in Owen, with dancing and a smorgasbord. Pink and white roses flanked by candelabra and the wedding cake decorated the table. Another reception for the newlyweds was held on French Island, La Cross, on April 30.

The bride is a graduate of Owen-Withee High School class of 1964 and is employed in Milwaukee as a secretary for W.L.S. She has been performing in the entertainment filed in Chicago, Milwaukee and La Crosse the past two years. Recently she signed a two year contract with Premier Entertainment of Milwaukee and is scheduled to make two Grand Ole Opry performances in the near future, one in Green Bay and one in Milwaukee. She recently did a benefit performance for the veterans hospital in Milwaukee. The groom attended schools in La Cross and is employed at Young Radiator in Milwaukee.

Attending the wedding from away were grandmother, Mrs. William Kuhs, West Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. William Kuhs, Wheaton, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Luedke, South Milwaukee; mother of the groom, Mrs. Emma Luedke, La Cross; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Weigel, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard North and Mrs. Luedke of Cashton; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davis, Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Neeley McKitterick of Readstown, Wis.

The honeymoon was postponed until after the Premier Entertainment has completed their plans for Louise to make a record at Oklahoma City.

A shower was given the bride by Mesdames Dorothy and Audrey Rohland two week prior to the wedding.

They will make their future home at 2002 1/2 13th Av., South Milwaukee.



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