BioM: Olson, Joyce Louise (1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Olson, Reich, Stasila, Gilbertson, DeYoung, Harback, Grover, Kleven, Possley, Truckey, Puerner

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/30/1974

Olson, Joyce Louise (Marriage - 25 May 1974)

St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Thorp, was the setting Saturday, May 25, for the wedding of Miss Joyce Louise Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Olson of Thorp, and Bradford Herman Reich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Reich of Rt. 1 Cameron. The Rev. John Puerner officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Owen Country Club.

Red Roses and white stephanotis accented with rhinestone heart inserts formed the bridal bouquet. The former Miss Olson, presented in marriage by her father, appeared in a gown of white French rosepoint lace with an attached train and an overlay of white seed pearls on the bodice and long sleeves. The cut-away overskirt featured a five-tiered insert of wide matching lace over a hoop skirt. The ensemble was completed by a floor-length veil of illusion.

Mrs. Carol Stasila, Thorp was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Sharon Gilbertson of Thorp, Miss Dianne DeYoung of Madison and Miss Cindy Reich of Cameron. Their gowns in pastel shades of pink, blue, green and yellow, respectively, were fashioned with multi-layered lace, Southern Belle skirts. Complimenting the look were wide brimmed hats and basket arrangements of spring flowers featuring daisies tinted to match the colors of the dresses.

The groom, was attended by Walter Reich, Cameron, as bestman and Steve Harback and Don Grover, Rice Lake, and Jeffrey Olson, Thorp, as groomsmen. Ushering duties were shared by William Stasila, Thorp, and Bruce Kleven, Sarona.

Soloist Joe Possley was accompanied by Roger Truckey at the organ.

A graduate of Thorp High School, the bride also attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her husband, a Cameron High School graduate, attended the University there as well. he is employed by a Rice Lake utility company.

Following a wedding trip to southern Wisconsin, the newlyweds are making their home in Rice Lake.



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