BioM: Engel, Rita
Surnames: Engel, Nordlof, Groenewold, Buss, Rabska, Hansen, Peterson, Bliven, Galarowicz
---------Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 16 Jun 1976
Engel, Rita Raye (11 Jun 1976)
Miss Rita Raye Engel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Engel, R. 2, Withee, was given in marriage by her father on June 11, 1976, to Mr. Robert D. Nordlof, R. 1, Owen. The 7:00 o’clock candlelight service was performed by Rev. Douglas R. Groenewold, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran church, Withee. Mrs. Del Buss sang “The Wedding Song”, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Herman Rabska, at the organ.
The bride wore a white bridal gown of satin, with church length train, embroidered bodice with Venetian lace and pearl. Chantilly lace bordered hemline and train, and was repeated in the fingertip veil. Her bouquet was lavender and white carnations, and baby’s breath.
Bridal attendants were Miss Jacquelyn Engel, Withee, sister of the bride, and Miss Maryanne Hansen, Withee, bridesmaid. They wore gowns of pale lavender under bouquet print. Bouquets were of lavender Fuji mums.
Attending the groom were Dick Peterson, Curtiss, best man, and Michael Nordlof, Owen, Groomsman. Ushering duties were shared by Jim Bliven, Marquette, Michigan, and Tom Galarowicz, Withee.
The reception following the ceremony was at the Sword, Colby, and a buffet supper was served at 10:00.
The bride graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1974. She is employed at ITT in Thorp.
The groom attended elementary school at Lake of the Wood, Minnesota, and graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1969. He attended Nicolet College, Rhinelander, and served in the Air Force for four years.
The couple will honeymoon through Northern Minnesota. They will make their home at RR 1, Withee, where Mr. Nordlof is presently engaged in farming and carpentry.
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