BioM: Kalina, Brenda (1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kalina, Gates, Anger, Wangress, Opelt, Haase, Koranda, Wildish, McManners, Marx

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/08/1975

Kalina, Brenda (Marriage – 3(?) May 1975)

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gates, who are making their home in Merrillan, were married in ceremonies performed by the Rev. Joseph Marx at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Alma Center.

The former Miss Brenda Kalina, the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kalina of Merrillan. Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gates, Black River Falls.

Miss Vicki Anger, Merrillan, was the maid of honor and Barb Wangress, Linda Opelt, (niece of the groom) and Jean Haase were bridesmaids.

Serving as bestman was Dale Koranda, Black River Falls. Groomsmen were Hugh Wildish, Marty Kalina (brother of the bride) and Greg McManners. Guests were seated by Tim Gates, brother of the groom, and Steve Kalina, brother of the bride.

A reception was held at the Neillsville American Legion Hall.

A 1971 graduate of Lincoln High School, Alma Center, the new Mrs. Gates also attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is employed at a Merrillan food store. The groom graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1973. He is assistant manager of a Neillsville retail store. 



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