BioM: Bjonerud, Jean (1962)
Surnames: Bjonerud, Verhulst, Thorson, Johnson, Montag
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 12 Jul 1962
Bjonerud, Jean (17 JUN 1962)
White peonies and candelabra fashioned a setting for the candlelight marriage ceremony Sunday, June 17, 1962, at 7 p.m. when marriage vows wer exchanged by Miss Jean Bjonerud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester E. Bjonerud, Aberdeen, S.D., and the Rev. Harold Verhulst, Yankton, S.D., assistant pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church at Yankton.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarencee Verhulst of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis..) are the parents of the bridegroom.
The Rev. James A. Thorson of Aberdeen was the officiating clergyman at the nuptial ceremony, during which Mr. Bjonerud gave his daughter in marriage, the ceremony being held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen.
Merritt Johnson, organist, played the processional, "Trumpet Voluntary," by Purcell, and the recessional, "Allegro Maestro," by Handel. Miss Oline Bjonerud, Dubuque, Iowa, sang "O Perfect Love," the pastor chanted "The Lord's Prayer," and the congregation sang "Beautiful Savior."
The bride selected for her wedding a whit full-length gown made with peau de soie with re-embroidered Alencon patterns on the skirt front, the back ending in a sweep train.
A dainty halo of sequins and lace touched with taffeta rosettes and pearls held the bridal veil, and the bridal bouquet was an arrangement of seven cymbidium orchids surrounded by ivy.
Attending the bride were Mrs. Gordon Bjonerud of Basking Ridge, N.J., the matron of honor, and Misses Marilyn and Pat Bjonerud, both of Millbrae, California, and Miss Corrine Verhuslt, Santa Monica, California, the bridesmaids.
The attendants' attire included mint green street-length dresses of Dacron-cotton blend with cummerbunds of jade green satin. On their heads they wore circles of green net topped with jade green satin bows. Each aide carried a basket of white daisies.
Robyn Montage, Mankato, Minn., was the flower girl and Marc Bjonerud of Millbrae, California, the ring bearer.
Attendants for the groom were Richard Verhulst, Anderson, Indiana, the best man, and Lyle Verhulst of Loyal, Kenneth Verhulst, Greenwood, and Gordon Bjonerud, Basking Ridge, N.J., the groomsmen. Kenneth Verhulst and Corwin Bjonerud, Millbrae, California, performed the ushering duties.
Approximately 150 to 200 wedding guests were greeted at a reception held in the church parlors following the ceremony. Following a Canadian honeymoon, the Verhulsts will make their home at 52 Picotte, Yankton, S.D.
The bride attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., and in August will graduate from the Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, S.D., with a Bachelor of Science degree, after which she will resume teaching kindergarten in the Selby, S.D. Public School System.
Her husband, a graduate of Greenwood High School, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1956, and in the fall of that year enrolled at Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. where he studied three years and then interned for a year at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Aberdeen. He was graduated May 29, 1960 with a Bachelor of Divinity degree at the Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., After his ordination on June 12, 1960, he was assigned to his present position at Yankton.
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