The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 2, 1958 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 2, 1958
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Diane Rahm Bride Dec 28 In St. Benedict Ceremony In a holiday season wedding performed Saturday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict Catholic church by Father Charles Ernst, Diane T, Rahm, daughter of Mr and Mrs M. A. Rahm of Algona, became the bride of First Lieut. L. H. Holmes of LuVerne, son of Clifford Holmes The double ring ceremony was performed. The bride was attended by Mrs, Robert Arndorfer, as matron of honor, and Judy Rahm as bridesmaid. The bridegroom was attended by Douglas Holmes. Max King and Burt DeNio were ushers, and acolytes were Billy Rahm, Richard Arndorfer, Bernard Plemel and Kenneth Arndorfer. The bride wore a gown of chif- fli embroidered pure silk, the Dior-line bodice styled with a Scalloped bateau neckline which featured long sleeves tapering to a bridal point over the wrists. The full-gathered tiered skirt extended into a graceful sweep. Her veil of imported silk illusion fell from a coronet of pearls and rhinestones, and she carried a white orchid bouquet. Her jewelry consisted of matching pearl necklace and earrings, a gift of the bridegroom. The bride's attendants wore identical sheath gowns of red velvet made with a straight boat neckline dipping to a "V" in the back. The waists were draped with matching satin cumberbunds with flowing panel in the back, to the hemline. Their headpieces were of matching red velvet crowns with silk illusion veils bedded with pearls. Their shoes were dyed-to-match linen pumps, and they carried white poinsettia blooms. The mother of the,bride chose a Dior blue crepe dress with matching blue hat and black accessories. The bridegroom's mother wore a brown suit with beige accessories. Both wore rose corsages. Sister Virgina Marie was organist. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at noon at the Johnson House to 80 guests, and reception followed from 2 to 4 p.m. Darlene Hunziker of Des Moines had charge of the guest book, Mildred Johnson of Algona cut the cake, and Cora Holmes and Ann Kendall of Badger, poured. Gifts were unwrapped by Patrisha Forrest and Mollie Comito of Des Moines. The bride is a graduate of LuVerne high school and A.I.B. in Des Moines, and has been employed in secretarial work in Des Moines. The bridegroom also is a LuVerne high graduate, attended Fort Dodge Junior College, and then graduated from the Marine Corps cadet training center at Pensacola, Fla. He is making a career of service with the Marines. The couple left on a wedding trip to New Orleans and Pensacola of three weeks, and will be at home after Jan. 18, 1958, at Jacksonville, North C a r o 1 i p a , where the bridegroom is to be stationed. (Isaacson Studio photo- UDM engraving). Van Allen Bride Of Darrell Downs, Dec. 26 St. Cecelia's church was the scene of a wedding, Dec. 26, when Patricia Ann Van Allen became the bride of Darrell Joseph Downs. The bride is the daughter of M* and Mrs Harold Van Allen and the bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Orville Downs of St. Benedict. Monsignor P. P. Gearan officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride was escorted to the alter by her father. Soloists were Karen Hutchins and Kim Deal. The bride was attended by Nancy Downs, St. Benedict and Ruth Van Allen, Omaha, Neb. Sharon Selzer. Ames was a junior bridesmaid. The bridegroom's attendants were James Van Allen, Omaha, Henry Seiler. St. Benedict and Billy Will, Algona. The bride was preceded to the alter by a miniature bride and groom, Nancy F.ischeid, St. Benedict and Joe Will, Algona. Thev were dressed in exact conies of the bridal pair's clothing. Flower girls were Maureen and Mary Helen Bestenlehner and ring bearers were Jeffery Till and Joe Bps<en'ehner. The brMal Rown was fashioned of Chantillv lace, imported from France, with wide satin panels highlighting the hue. skirt and a preat. satin bow above the tiered chanel-length train. She wore a short veil which fell from a jeweled headniece. Her bouquet was of white flowers and red roses. The bridesmaids and flower girls worp identical gowns of two shades of pink taffeta with paneled backs m the darker color Mrs Van Allen chose blue lace with navy accessories for her daughters wedding while Mrs Downs wore erey lace. Both had covsages of pink Camelias. The 9'30 am. reremonv wns followed bv a dinner for 140 puests at the Plantat'on ballroom. Three hundred attended the afternoon* recent ion at which Mrs W'lliam Bestenlehner and Mrs Milton W5U, aunts of the bride, were hostesses. Tables were decorated with red roses and smilax and centerpieces were dolls attired in copies of the bridal pair's clothing. A wedding dance was held in the evening at the Surf ballroom at Clear Lake. The new Mrs Downs is a 1957 graduate of Algona High School. Her husband is a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy and attends college at Mankato, Minn, where they will be at home after January 6. (Isaacson Studio photo — UDM engraving). Wed 38 Years Mr and Mrs Earl Sheppard celebrated their thirty-eighth wedding anniversary Monday evening and had at a pot.luck supper their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Louis Schumacher and son and daughter-in- law, Mr and Mrs Duane Sheppard. Other guests were Mr and Mrs Henry Johannsen, Walter Turgen, Henry Thill and Paulin Kissner. It was also an observance of the fifth birthday of the granddaughter, Darlene Schumacher. The evening was spent at cards. v Tnumtoy, Jon. 2, If Si Alttena (to.) Uppgr ttti BLUM* Qtmt» Mr and Mrs John Scuffhani had as Christmas eve dinner guests, the latter's patents, Mr and -Mrs John Gerber, Mr and Mfs Ervin Gerber and Bobby, Mr and Mrs Sam Mogler and family, Mr and Mrs George Bruellman and daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs. Bernard Wiehk%idahl and son' Leonard. The latter had just returned from Germany where Bernard was discharged from service. The Scuffhams spent Christmas day at the Cliff Benschoter home* Shower Honor* Miss Finn Hostesses at a shower Monday evening, Dec. 30, at the Presbyterian church for Carol Finn, whose marriage to Don Welp will take place January 13, were Mrs A. W. Amunson, Mrs Loreen Browhr Mrs Frank Butts, Mrs Ralph Brown, Mrs A. D. Crawford, Mrs Harvey Finley, Mr* Fred Geigel, Mrs Ed Hough, Mrs Casey Loss, Mrs Lyle Matties Mrs Marc Moore and Mrs Alfred Schenck. Plum Creek Women's Party ' The annual Christmas party ol the Plum Creek Women's Club was held at the hohie of Sadie Hopkins, with Ethel Gardner in charge of the program* Christ- ntas goems were read by Maude Jfergehson and Ethel Gardner, and a Christmas qtfil was won by Maude Jergenson. Eleanor Gardner won the traveling basket. The next club meeting will be Jan. -8 at the home of Elsie Willrett. "Union Suits" Meet The "Union Suits" card club met Sunday evening with Mr and Mrs Ralph Taylor. High score prizes were won by Mrs Ray Mertz and Marvin Leigh. Low score ptfzes went to Mrs Clarence >Metzger and Clarence Metzger. Travel prize was won by Mrs Metzger. Birthday Club Hostess Mrs Earl Miller was hostess to the members of her birthday club Monday afternoon. Guests were Mrs Esther Williams, Mrs Fern Andreason, Mrs Florence Schiehll and Mrs Vorda Kienitzj all of Burt. The anniversary of Mrs Miller was being observed Quests At Hoovers Mr and Mrs Vaughan Hoovei had as dinner guests Sunday -the letter's parents, Mr and \lrs Albert Yegge and children Kathleen, David, Frances and Ronald of Buffalo Center and Mr and Mrs Frances Mishak. At Ames Wedding Mr and Mrs Andrew Hansen accompanied Mr and Mfs Garmei Ewen of Amboy, Minn., to Ames last week Thursday and Friday and attended the wedding of Margery Scholtes to Robert J. Borgmeyer. Xmas At LaCrosse Mr and Mrs James Kolp Sr, and Mr and Mrs James Kolp Jr. spent Christmas at LaCrosse, Wis., with Mr and Mrs Paul Haas, parents of Mrs Kolp Jr. Mrs Lichler Hostess Mrs Walter Lichler was hostess to the members of her card club Monday evening. West Bend Girl A Bride Mary Catherine Office^ daughter of Mr and Mrs W. B. Officer 6f West Bend, was married to Donald R. Phillips of Baltimore, Maryland, in a candlelight service in the West Bend Methodist church on Monday, Dec. 23rd at 7 p.m. Rev. Williams was assisted in the double ring ceremony by Arthur Campney, ministerial graduate student at Iowa State College. The bride's gown was of white satin and nylon tulle. The dress had a white satin train bordered with handmade lace. She wore a crown of satin with pearls and a fingertip length veil. She carried a bouquet of red happiness roses with holly. Mrs Thomas Duncan of Seattle. Washington, the bride's sister, was matron/ of honor. Other bridal attendants were Misses Jo Weir, Osceola; Janet Curry, Dos Moines; and Barbara Worth, Monroe. The bridegroom's stepfather, Ray O'Brien of Baltimore, Md., was best man. Croon | Tien were Dick Rasmussen, Burt; Dick Smith, Newton and Charles Reed, Estherville. All are fraternity brothers of the groom. Music was provided by Mrs Wayne Dunn as vocalist and Mi- Stephen Williams as organist. Mr and Mrs Archie Pertl acted as church host and hostess. A reception in the church parlors followed the ceremony. Mrs Dennis Lynch, Des Moines and Mrs George Case, Indianola served the wedding cake and Mrs Ronald Levine served punch • Miss Betty Mitchell of Burt poured. Miss Rochelle Andrews. Burt, was in charge of the guest book. Miss Sheila Rachut and Mrs Christensen assisted in opening gifts. Dining room hostesses were Mrs Henry Fehr and Mrs Wall Ewy assisted by Peggy Pertl, Janet Bonnestetter, Virginia Dodo and Lois Dunn. Others assisting were Mrs Ed Anliker, Mrs Mel Roupe, Mrs Vic Bargman, Mr*. Donald Jacobs, Mrs Joe Dunn and Mrs Ronald Jurgens. ' Mrs Phillips was graduated from Simpson College and is a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority She is teaching in Pleasantville, Iowa. Mr Phillips will complete his work in business administration at Simpson College in January. He is a' member of Alpha Tau Omega. The couple left on a trip to Baltimore, Maryland. Upon their return they will make their home at Pleasantville. Mrs Jensen Seneca, Rites Held Dec. 28 Seneca —Funeral services were held at the Blakjer Lutherar church, Seneca, Saturday afternoon, Dec. 28, for Mrs Otto R Jensen, 62, who passed away very suddenly Christmas nigh' from a heart attack. Casketbearers were Don Houck W. R. O'Donnell and Bernard O'Donnell of Lone Rock, Paui Eigler and John Munch of Fenton and Henry Looft of Seneca. Anna Marie Jensen, daughter of Martin and Melvina Christensen, was born Jan. 3, 1895 in Swea Township, Kossuth County. She passed away at her home at Fenton on Dec. 25, at the atff of 62 years, 11 months and 22 days. Mrs Jensen lived her entire life in the Seneca and Fenton Communities. She attended rum! school in Swea township, was a lifetime member of the Blukjer Lutheran church at Seneca, where she was an active and willing worker in church work. Site was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. On Jan. 20, 1915 she was united in marriage to Otto R. Jensen of Lone Rock. To this union was born one son, Russell. Mr and Mrs Jensen operated the. same farm in Seneca Township from the time of their marriage until they retired and moved to Fenton in 1946. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Otto, her son Russell, two grandchildren, Craig and Cheryl Jensen of Lone Rock, also four sisters, Mrs Carrey Jensen, Seneca, Mrs J H. McGregor, Armstrong; Mrs Leo Delperdang, Bancroft; and Mrs H. E. Jensen, Algona. Three brothers, William of Swea City: Forrest of Cedar Falls; and Roy of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Guests In Algona Wesley — Mr and Mrs L. Lease were New Years, eve 6:30 dinner guests in the Ted Larson home in Algona. ' !« Starts This Week!... With Two T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C SPECIAL FEATURES best-buys-of-the-season Values to $35.00 Lvsfrous Blacks, Charcoals in the season's most flattering Styles, sizes 8 to 20. 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