BioM: Brushaber, Donna Mae (1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Brushaber, Brey, Gilbertson, Everson, Beckstrand

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/11/1975

Brushaber, Donna Mae (Marriage - 6 September 1975)

Donna Mae Brushaber and Donald Howard Brey exchanged marriage vows before the Rev. Robert Beckstrand in a 2 p.m. ceremony performed Satruday, September 6, at First Lutheran Church in Stoughton. A reception followed at the couple’s home at 1116 North Monroe, Stoughton.

A former rural Neillsville resident, the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Gilbertson, Rt. 1 Portage. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brey, New Auburn.

Presented In marriage by her father, the bride appeared in a gown of sheer organza and Chantilly-type lace styled with a sweetheart neckline trimmed with pearl embroidery. The tucked bodice was edged in matching lace and featured self-covered button trim. Long sleeves were trimmed with the same lace, as was the softly gathered appliqued skirt. A matching lace edged mantilla of imported bridal illusion swept to chapel length. A colonial arrangement of orange sweetheart roses, butterscotch pompons and white baby’s breath, with long orange satin streamers, formed the bridal bouquet. The groom wore a boutonniere from the bride’s bouquet.

Attending the couple were Mrs. Virginia Brey, sister-in-law of the groom, and Robert Brey, brother of the groom. The matron of honor’s orange and brown jersey gown was fashioned with full length cape sleeves and a tie belt. She wore a corsage of butterscotch daisy pompons and orange starflowers.

Todd Brey, son of the groom, served as ringbearer. Flowergirl Deanna Brushaber, daughter of the bride, carried a fireside basket of white and blue pompons.

Special music included the selection, “Let Us Ever, Walk With Jesus.”

The bride was honored at a pre-nuptial shower hostessed by a friend, Mrs. Judy Everson.

The new Mrs. Brey is a graduate of Portage Senior High School. Her husband, a Mt. Horeb graduate is employed as a truck driver. They plan a two-week wedding trip to Canada at a later date. Following a visit with friends, the couple will be at home September 14.



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