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Tampico Tornado - August 24, 1961


Emanuel Refored church in Morrison was the scene of a lovely wedding Friday evening when Miss Susan Kay RENKES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett RENKES of Tampico becane tge brude if Donalkd Earle CARLSON, oder son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen CARLSON of Tampico, Rev. Norman VAN HEUKELOM read the double ring ceremony.

The Altar was lighted by white tapers in seven-branched candelabra and decorated with pediestals of white gladiolus. White satin bows marked the peews and a white carpet was laid over the processional aisle.

Mrs. Paul KLIMSTRA of Morrison, aunt of the bride, played Liebestroum by Listz, Romance by Rubenstein, Traumerei and Romanze by Schumann, and Ich Liebe Dich by Greig preceding the ceremony, Trumpet Tune in D Major by Purcell, and Bridal  Chorus from Lehengrin for the processional and Mendelsohn's Wedding March as the recessional. She also accompanied Mr. E. J. HEUSENGS of Fulton as he san O Perfect Love and Wedding Prayer.

The brie's attendants were her cousin, Miss Mary Lynn KLIMSTRA of Morrison, maid of honor and Mrs. Claire BURKE, Peoria, bridesmaid.

Mr. Alan CARLSON of Tampico served as his brother's best man and Mr. David MCKENZIE of Chicago, cousin of the bridegroom, was groomsman. Mr. George HANSEN and Mr. Fred GLASSBURN, both of Tampico, friends of the couple, were the ushers.

The birde, given in marriage by her father, was lovely in a gown of silk organza and hand-clipped Chanatilly lace. The basque bodice of lace was styled with a scalloped sabrina neckline, lightly scattered with irredescent sequins and seed pearl and long, tapered sleeves. The silk voluminousfloor length skirt was accented with inserts of lace and a back bustle bow with streamers extending into a chapel train. The French silk illusion fingertip veil  was held in place with a miniature crown trimmed in seeded pearl. Her only jewellry was pearl earrings, a gift from the bridegroom. She carried a cascading ouquet of white feathered carnations and stephanotis accented with a removable corsage of pink miniature roses and ivy.

Her attendants were attired in dresses of cotillion blue styled with fitted bodices, sabrina necklines and short sleeves. The ballerina skirts were highlighted with a front bow. They wore matching bow bandeaus with circular veils. Their pearl necklaces and earrings were figts fro the bride. They carried white French arm baskets filled with cacades of white, pink and blue pompons and ivy foilage.

The flower girl, Miss Rhonda RENKES of Morrison, cousin of the bride, wore a blue dress styled similar to those of the bride's attendants and also carried flowers in a white French arm basket.

The men in the bridal party wore white dinner jackets with dak trousers. The bridegroom's boutonniere was of stephanotis and the other men wore pink carnations.

The guests  were registeed by Mrs. H. K. REMPE of Cedar Rapids, Ia. cousin of the bride.

The organist and registrar were  presented corsages of white pompons.

Mrs. RENKES chose a soft green cotton embroidered sheath with matching accessories for her daughter's wedding. The bridegroom's mother wore a blue dacron gown with white accessories and hs grandmother, Mrs. Earle SMITH, wore a two-piece beige dress with matching accessories. The mothers of the bridal couple h ad corsages of white miniature roses and Mrs. SMITH, a corsage of white pompons.

A reception in the church social rooms followed the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. William OTTENS of Morrison, uncle and aunt of the bride, served as host and hostess. Mrs. OTTENS was presented a white pompon corsage.

The serving table was covered with a white linen cloth and centered by a five-tiered all-white wedding cake topped with a miniature bridal pair and encircled with white, pink and blue pompons and greenery. White candles in crystal holders were on either side.

The cake was cut by Mrs. Warren RENKES of Morrison, aunt of the bride. Mrs. Harvey RENKES of Morrison, aunt of the bride, servied punch and Mrs. Neil McKENZIE of Chicago, aunt of the bridegroom, poured the coffee.

The bride's table was decorated with vases filled with pink, blue and white pompons and lighted by white candles in two-branch candelabra.

The waitresses were Miss Linda NEEDY of Sterling, Miss Janet HERMANN of Muscatine, Ia., Miss Joan DOECKEL of Rock Island and Miss Judy PETERSON of Moline, all recent classmates of the bride.

The ladies of the church were in charge of the kitchen.

Mrs. Martin SHEFFLER and Miss Sally CHAPIN, both of Tampico, were in charge of the gifts.

The young couple left on a honeymoon trip to Wisconsin after which they will reside at 298 Governor St. Providence, R. I., while Mr. CARLSON attends Brown University.

For traveling the bride wore a black and white checked suit with black and white accessories and the corsage of pink miniature roses and ivy from her bridal bouquet.

The new Mrs. CARLSON was graduated from Tampico high school with the class of 1958; received his BS degree in engineering mechanics at the University of Illinois in 1960 and his MS in theoretical and applied mechanics at the Univesity of Illinois in 1961/

Out-of-town guests were from Cedar Rapids, Clinton and Muscatine, Ia., Getusburg, Pa., Fulton, Morrison, Tampico, Lyndon, Chicago Moline, Sterling, Peoria, and Rock Island.

The bridegroom's parents entertained at luncheon at the Landmark in Lyndon Thursday evening following the wedding rehearsal.


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