BioM: Engelman, Karen Kay (1978)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Engelman, Friedrichsen, Brenner, Brey, Florence, Sherwood, Steltenpohl, Freedlund, Sturtz, Keller

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/28/1978

Engelman, Karen Kay (16 September 1978)

With the Rev. E.T. Keller officiating, Karen Kay Engelman exchanged wedding vows with Rodney Dale Friedrichsen in Saturday, September 16, services at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pittsville. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Engelman, Pittsville, are parents of the bride and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Friedrichsen, Marshfield, are the groom’s parents.

As the 3:00 p.m. services began, the bride’s parents presented Karen to the clergyman and her husband-to-be.

Music held a special place in the service with the groom, his mother, brother Bryan, and sister, Cathy, joining Nancy Brenner, Mrs. Larry Brey and Mark Florence in offering vocal selections. Mrs. Robert Sherwood was the organist.

The bride was attired in a gown of white Quiana, styled of Venetian lace with a Queen Anne’s neckline and lace cap sleeves accenting an appliqued empire bodice touched with pearls. Completing the bride’s look was a full pleated skirt extending into a chapel train edged with matching silk Venetian lace; a Juliet’s cap of lace and pearls; and a fingertip veil edged with matching lace applique and pearls. She carried a bouquet of white orchids, sweetheart roses; so0urrounded by baby’s breath and ferns.

Sherry Engelman, sister of the bride from Brooklyn Center, Mn., was maid of honor. Joining her in the wedding party were Cathy Friedrichsen, sister of the groom from Marshfield, and Pam Steltenpohl, friend of the friend from Belmont. They wore rust-colored knit dresses with matching chiffon capes and carried bouquets of rust and butterscotch-colored mums with baby’s breath and ferns.

Terry Friedrichsen, brother of the groom from Madison, was the bestman. Joining him were Bob Engelman, brother of the bride from Schofield, and Scott Freedlund, friend of the groom from Eau Claire. Ushering were Susan Engelman and Bryan Friedrichsen.

A reception, dinner, and dance was held at the Marshfield Labor Temple following the services. Music was furnished by the Howie Sturtz Orchestra.

The bride is a December 1977 graduate of UW-Eau Claire in biology and geography education. The groom is a May 1978 graduate in business finance from UW-Eau Claire. He is employed as an agricultural loan officer for First National Bank, Neillsville. The couple will make their home at 612 Hewett St., Neillsville.



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