Owen D. Bergh

Information Submitted by Audree Ayres, Eau Claire
Wed at First Lutheran
Ardell Cleyon Vefald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer T. Vefald, became the bride of Corporal Owen D. Bergh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Bergh, all of Eau Claire, in a candlelight service at 7 o'clock, Saturday evening, March 16, in the First Lutheran Church here. Reverend A. Tanner performed the double-ring ceremony. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a gown of white mesh, trimmed with lace, with a long train. Her fingertip-length veil was held in place by a coronet of seed pearls. She carried a shower bouquet of pink roses and pink and white sweet peas.  

Attendants were the sisters of the bride and groom, Mrs. Donna Taylor and Miss Norma Jean Bergh. Mrs. Taylor wore a pink mesh dress and Miss Bergh blue mesh. Both carried pink and white sweet peas. 

Jack LaGosse, cousin of the groom, and Russell Crandall attended the groom. Marlyn Johnson, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a peach-colored formal and carried a basket of sweet peas. 

The bride's mother attended the wedding in a wool suit of watermelon pink. The mother of the groom wore a suit of chartreuse. Each had a corsage of carnations and sweet peas.

Mrs. Rose Sonnenberg of Robinsdale, MN sang Oh, Promise Me and Because. Oscar Waller accompanied her on the organ and also played the processional and recessional. Thelman Vefald and Herbert Flam acted as ushers. 

A reception was held in the church parlors for 125 guests following the ceremony. 

Two showers were given for the bride, one by Eleanor Johnson; the other by Mrs. Henry Sletner and Irene Willett.

Out-of-town guests included those from Stanley, Thorp, Strum, and Minneapolis.