BioM: Dolon, Melecia Balat (1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Dolon, Opelt, Duke, Udowicki, Stei, Long, Smith, Nordin

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/20/1974

Dolon, Melecia Balat (Marriage - 15 June 1974)

Marriage vows were exchanged Saturday, June 15, at Calvary Lutheran Church by Miss Melecia Balat Dolon of Barrington, Il., and Floyd Douglas Opelt of Port Washington. The Rev. Ronald J. Nordin officiated at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall.

The bride is the daugher of Mrs. Dominga Dolon, Hinuangan, Souther Leyte, Philippines, and the late Pedro Dolon. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Opelt, Rt. 3 Neillsville, are the groom’s parents.

An arrangement of orange tea roses with stephanotis and baby’s breath highlighted the traditional white satin A-line gown chosen by the bride. The bodice was enhanced by lace antiques, and a self-fabric ruffle formed the high collar and the cuffs of the long, fitted sleeves. Framing the gown was a long, lace-edged veil. David Duke presented the bride in marriage.

Marie Udowicki was the maid of honor and Mary Ellen Stei, the bridesmaid. Both wore orange gowns accented by ivory lace collars and complimented by white picture hats with matching orange streamers. Their flowers were yellow daisies with baby’s breath.

The groom was attended by Jeff Long as bestman and James Opelt as groomsman.

Soloist Kendall Smith was accompanied by Mrs. Elaine Smith at the organ.

The new Mrs. Opelt, who graduated June 2 from Harper College, is a teacher in child development. Her husband, a 1954 graduate of Neillsville High School, is employed as an engineer.

Following a wedding trip to northern Wisconsin, they will live in Port Washington.



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