BioM: Opelt, Linda (1976)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Opelt, Stalsberg, Anderson, Polzin, Sikora, Lindvig, Gilman, Nauertz, Gates, Clark

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/02/1976

Opelt, Linda (Marriage – 28 August 1976)

Miss Linda Opelt became the bride of John Stalsberg in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony performed at the Neillsville United Church of Christ by the Rev. Gary Clark. A reception and a dance followed at the American Legion Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Opelt, Rt. 3 Neillsville, presented their daughter in marriage to the son of Mrs. Wilbur Anderson, also of Rt. 3 Neillsville and John Stalsberg of Rt. 1 Viola.

For her wedding day, the bride chose an empire-waist gown trimmed with small appliques, accented with English lace, and styled with long, lace sleeves and a bell train. Her mid-length veil was edged in lace. She held a bouquet of lavender daisies, white carnations and baby’s breath.

Lavender halter dresses with matching floral print jackets were worn by Mrs. Roger Polzin, matron of honor, and by bridesmaids Martha Sikora, Jill Stalsberg (sister of the groom) and Carla Opelt (sister of the bride). Each wore a complimenting brimmed hat and carried a single carnation.

Lisa Opelt was the flower girl.

Serving as bestman was Gus Lindvig, Appleton. Kirk Gilman of Viola, Brent Anderson of Westby and Larry Nauertz acted as groomsmen. Ushers were Tim Gates, Black River Falls, and Todd Stalsberg, Viroqua.

Deon Spangler was the organist and Ronnie Kaczor, the soloist.

The bride graduated from Neillsville High School in 1976 and her husband graduated from Westby High School in 1974. He is employed by a welding firm in Appleton, where the newlyweds will live at 617 N. Superior.

They planned a scenic drive to the Black Hills as a wedding trip.



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