BioM: Hopfensperger, Janice Ruth (1951)
Contact: Bev Rauworth
Surnames: Hopfensperger, Krasselt, Scholz, Anderegg, Huber, Marshall, Oelrich, Luchterhand, Sternitzky
----Source: Scrapbook Collection of Arlene Youmans
----Hopfensperger, Janice Ruth (Marriage - 10 Nov. 1951)
Candelabra adorned the altar and lighted tapers were on either side of the aisle for the candlelight service at 7o'clock Saturday evening in St. John's Lutheran church, Spencer, when Miss Janice Ruth Hopfensperger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer H. Hopfensperger, became the bride of James Wendell Krasselt, son of Mrs. Ruth Krasselt all of Spencer. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the pastor, the Rev. R. Scholz
Marlene Anderegg, Loyal, sang "Oh Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer," accompanied by Mrs. Art. Huber at the organ.
The bride, who approached the altar on the arm of her father, was attired in a gown of ivory satin and Chantilly lace. The snug - fitting bodice was of lace and her sleeves came to points at the wrists. Scalloped panels of lace adorned the satin skirt and net edging bordered the train. A lace cloche with a satin border trimmed with seed pearls, held her finger-tip veil of imported illusion edged with Chantilly lace. She carried a cascade bouquet of calla lilies centered with an orchid.
Mrs. Alex Marshall, the bride's sister, came from Chicago, Ill. to serve as matron of honor. Her gold colored gown featured a bodice of lace and a net overskirt which were appliquéd with flowers and rhinestones.
The three bridesmaids, Mrs. Arnold Oelrich and Miss Carol Hopfensperger, Spencer, sisters of the bride, and Miss Margie Luchterhand, Marshfield, the Groom's cousin, were attired in gowns of emerald green, American Beauty, and teal, respectively.
Each wore a gown designed with a bodice of lace and a new over skirt with lace inserts and a ninon yoke. All the attendants wore matching Juliet caps and gauntlets and each carried a colonial bouquet of white roses, red mums surrounded by pale yellow gladioli tied with contrasting ribbon.
Sharon and Diane Hopfensperger, Spencer, two other sisters of the bride, who served as flower girls, wore gowns of pink and gold satin, respectively, styled with bustles and net yokes. Each carried a miniature colonial bouquet and wore headdresses made from mums.
Lynette Hopfensperger, Spencer, another sister of the bride, served as ring bearer. Her gown was white and she wore a shirred satin headdress while carrying the rings on a satin pillow.
George Krasselt, Spencer, the groom's brother, was best man, and Dale Krasselt, Spencer, another brother of the groom, Marvin Anderegg, Loyal, cousin of the bride and Arnold Oelrich, Spencer, the brides brother-in-law, were groomsmen. Guests were ushered to their respective seats by Alex Marshall, Chicago, the bride's brother-in-law, and Delmer Sternitzky, Spencer. Mrs. Hopfensperger viewed her daughter's wedding in a steel grey dress with lighter grey accessories, and the groom's mother wore a purple dress with black accessories. Both had a corsage of gardenia and yellow mums.
Eighty guests were present when supper was served at the home of the bride's parents at which time a four-tiered wedding cake served as the centerpiece. In the evening a dance was held at the Country Ballroom.
When the couple left on a honeymoon trip to Denver, Col., Mrs. Krasselt was wearing a brown tweed suit with tangerine accessories and the orchid taken from her bouquet.
Both the bride and groom are employed at the Square D. Electric Co., Milwaukee, the couple will make their home at 1909 N. 33rd. Street there after Thanksgiving Day.
Out of town guests at the wedding were from Chicago, Milwaukee, Amherest, Iola, Wisconsin Rapids, Junction City, Marshfield, Granton, Unity, Chili and Loyal. *** Note: Marriage date is from Trinity Lutheran Church records.
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