BioM: Carstensen, Georgia Ellen (1974)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Carstensen, Sladek, Opelt, Parrish, Huth, Barth, Drescher, Garbisch, Buddinger, Schleef
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/17/1974
Carstensen, Georgia Ellen (Marriage – 12 October 1974)
Zion Lutheran Church, Granton, was the setting Saturday, October 12, for the wedding of Miss Georgia Ellen Carstensen, and Donald Frank Sladek, Jr. The Rev. Everett Schleef officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Carstensen, Rt. 2 Granton, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sladek, Sr., Rt. 1 Granton.
Presented in marriage by her father, the bride appeared in an A-line gown of traditional white satin with a lace-trimmed crepe overlay. Her floor-length veil was edged in lace, and she carried a bouquet of red roses, and white carnations.
Mrs. Judy Opelt, Lakeland, Mn., was the matron-of-honor, and Mrs. Pat Opelt, Neillsville, Miss Dawn Sladek, Granton, and Miss Cindy Carstensen, Granton, were the bridesmaids. Their lace-trimmed, double-knit gowns in A-line styling were fashioned in shades of lavender, green, yellow, and blue, respectively. Bouquets of roses and mums matched their dresses.
The groom’s attendants included Mike Opelt, Lakeland, Mn., as bestman, and Steve Opelt, Neillsville, Albert Parrish, Granton, and Danny Sladek, Granton, as groomsmen. Guests were seated, by Duane Huth, Granton, and Mike Barth, Chili.
Soloist Miss Martha Drescher sang “Wedding Song,” and “We’ve Only Just Begun.” Mrs. Leland Garbisch was the organist.
A wedding dinner was served at the Wild Cat Inn, and a dance was held at the Silver Dome Ballroom.
The bride was honored at a prenuptial shower hostessed by Mrs. Joan Buddinger and Mrs. Pat Opelt.
The newlyweds, classmates, and graduates of Granton High School, will live on Rt. 2 Granton. The groom is employed by a Marshfield firm.
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