BioM: Hankins, Rhonda Jean (1976)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hankins, Foemmel, Scheel, Kayhart, Dix, Lax, Short, Franzen, Bahrenburg

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/10/1976

Hankins, Rhonda Jean (Marriage – 5 June 1976)

Miss Rhonda Jean Hankins became the bride of Daniel Forest Foemmel in a 1 p.m. ceremony performed Saturday, June 5, at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Chili by the Rev. Henry Bahrenburg, Jr. A reception followed in the church parlors.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hankins of Rt. 1 Granton, and Mr. and Mrs. Forest Foemmel of Rt. 1 Chili.

The bride appeared in an empire-waist gown fashioned with a lace-covered bodice accented with seed pearls at the neckline and adorned with matching lace trim on the wide cuffs and hemline. Her Camelot headpiece secured an elbow-length veil edged with lace. She carried a crescent-shaped bouquet of yellow roses and white daisies as she was presented in marriage by her father.

Mrs. Dale (Cindy) Scheel, Granton, was the matron of honor, and Miss Kathleen Foemmel, Chili, the bridesmaid. Baskets of mixed flowers complimented their checked gingham gowns in shades of yellow and blue, respectively.

The groom was attended by Timothy Foemmel as bestman and by Lyle Kayhart as groomsman. Both are of Chili. Ushers were Ricky Dix and Gene Kayhart, also of Chili.

Acting as ringbearer and flower girl were Jeffrey and Jennifer Lax of Colorado Springs, Co.

Music at the wedding was by Miss Mary Short of Neillsville, soloist, Miss Joy Franzen of Arkdale, pianist, and Mrs. Lyle (Debbie) Kayhart of Chili, organist.

The bride was honored at a prenuptial novelty shower given by Miss Kathy Foemmel, Mrs. Dale Scheel and Mrs. Lyle Kayhart, and at a prenuptial shower given by the ladies of Immanuel Church.

A graduate of Granton High School, the new Mrs. Foemmel studied for a year at Mid-state Technical Institute, Marshfield, in the medical assistant program. She will farm with her husband, who graduated from Marshfield Senior High School and is engaged in farming with his father.

After a wedding trip to the northern part of the state, they will live on Rt. 1 Chili.



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