BioM: Gunderson, Joy Ann (1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Gunderson, Karnitz, Dux, Thies, Zank, Andersen, Nordin

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

Gunderson, Joy Ann (Marriage - 25 May 1974)

Miss Joy Ann Gunderson and Kerry Lee Karnitz repeated marriage vows Satruday, May 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in the Town of Pine Valley. The Rev. Ronald Nordin officiated at the ceremony for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Gunderson, New Berlin, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Karnitz, Neillsville. The couple greeted guests later at a reception at Bali Hai supper club.

The bride chose an Empire A-line silhouette gown of sheer organza styled with a chapel train. The fitted bodice featured a high Victorian neckline and long bishop sleeves. Crystal pleated organza edged the neckline and sleeve wrist, and appliqués of venise lace were lavishly applied on the bodice of striped voile and on the sleeves, and tiny daisy flowers were scattered over the skirt. A deep, lace-edged ruffle circled the hemline of the skirt and train. Her elbow length mantilla was held by a Camelot bridal hat of lace to match the gown, and the mantilla was framed in the same pattern of lace.

Lynette Karnitz was the maid of honor and Mrs. Dan Gunderson, Madison, was the bridesmaid. They wore identical blue dotted Swiss halter gowns with smocked, self-fabric bodices, fitted midriff inserts and matching stoles. Ruffles of self-fabric outlined the high necklines, the halters and the triangular stoles. The softly gathered slim skirts featured deep flounce hemlines.

Attending the groom were Lawrence Dux as bestman and Dan Gunderson as Groomsman. Both are of Madison. Guests were seated by Jon Karnitz, Wisconsin Rapids, and Richard Thies, Madison.

Soloist Wendy Thies was accompanied by Eileen Zank at the organ.

All bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres were fashioned by Mrs. Andersen of New Berlin, who also made the wedding cake. Mrs. Andersen is a friend of the bride’s mother.

The new Mrs. Karnitz was honored at prenuptial showers given by her maid of honor and by the faculty of Longfellow School in Wausau, where she is a teacher.

The bride is a graduate of Nathan Hale High School and of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her husband graduated from Neillsville High School and from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

After June 1, the couple will live at 833 ½ Henrietta in Wausau.



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