BioM: Sikora, Martha Mary (1979)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Sikora, Opelt, Fennessy, Marg, Havlicek, Urlaub, Miller, Armitage, Friedrichsen, Stewart, Henseler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/01/1979

Sikora. Martha Mary (20 October 1979)

With the Rev. Joseph Henseler officiating, Martha Mary Sikora and Ricky Dale Opelt were joined in marriage on October 20, afternoon rites held in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville. John and Catherine Sikora, Neillsville, are the bride’s parents, Dale and Betty Opelt, Rt. 1 Neillsville are the groom’s parents.

Corinne Armitage and Rod and Karen Friedrichsen offered “Sunrise, Sunset,” “How Great Thou Art,” “The Lord’s Prayer’ and “Follow Me,” as the vocal selections, accompanied by Rita Stewart.

Catherine Fennessy of Madison served as maid of honor. She was joined by Monica Marg, a sister of the bride; Roberta Opelt, a sister of the groom, and Diane Havlicek in the bridal party.

The bride chose a gown of organza in an empire style with cathedral train, which featured Chantilly and rose point lace trim. She wore an organza, brimmed hat, marked by lace flower appliques and carried a cascade of peach and white carnations and roses. The bridesmaids were attired in peach halter-style dresses with matching jackets trimmed in peach maribou fur and carried white fans with cascades of peach and white carnations and daisies.

John Sikora, a brother of the bride from Madison, was bestman. He was joined by John Urlaub. Joe Sikora, another brother of the bride, and Jeff Marg. Ushering were Steve Miller and Anthony Sikora. Lisa Opelt, a sister of the groom was flower girl while Michael Fennessy was ring bearer.

Following the marital rites, a reception and dance was held at the Neillsville

The bride, a 1977 graduate of Neillsville High School, is employed as a secretary for the First National Bank in Neillsville. The groom, a 1975 graduate from the same school, is employed by Christensen’s Dry Wall and Plastering of Neillsville. After a wedding trip to Northern Wisconsin, the couple were to make their home on Rt. 1 Neillsville.



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