Gordon W. Deringer

Wed at Grace Lutheran
Betty Mae Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Johnson, Menomonie Street, and Sergeant Gordon Deringer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Deringer oŁ Bloomer, married at a candlelight service at Grace Lutheran Church at 4 Sunday, December 5. Reverend C. E. Nestande performed the ceremony. Reverend [**data missing**] Fisher of Bloomer sang I Love You Truly and 0, Perfect Love during the service, accompanied by Mrs. Arthur Dahl at the [**data missing**].

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white brocaded gown with full skirt entrain, long [**data missing**] princess bodice and sweet- [**data missing**] neckline, edged with seed [**data missing**].

She wore a fingertip veil and carried a white Bible, a gift from Harriet Anderson, bedecked with gardenias and streamers of white  pom-poms. 

The attendants wore taffeta, princess style with flared skirts. They wore white elbow-length mitts and gardenias in their hair. The gold cross necklaces were gifts of the bride. 

Mrs. Waldro Haag of Stevens Point was her sister's matron of honor. Her gown was shell pink and she carried a colonial bouquet of pink and white roses. Mrs. Connie Johnson of Eau Claire and Mrs. Luther Stolen, sister of the groom, were attendants in gowns of ice blue. Their colonial bouquets were of pink carnations and yellow and white mums. 

The flower girls were Judith Ann Haag and Sandra Jean Kilde, nieces of the brides. They carried white baskets of rose petals which they scattered down the aisle preceding the bride. 

Waldro Haag was best man. The ushers were Robert Miller and Donald Buchholz, cousin of the bride. The bride's mother wore black velvet with matching hat. Her corsage was golden mums. The groom's mother wore powder blue with a feather hat. Her corsage was pink and white carnations.

A reception was held in the evening at the home of the bride's parents. 

A miscellaneous shower was given in the bride's honor by Mrs. Harry  Kilde and Mrs. Connie Johnson. 

The bride is a graduate of Eau Claire High School, 1941. The groom is a graduate of the Bloomer High School, Class of 1937, and has been in the service of his country the past two years.

After a brief honeymoon, Sergeant Deringer returned to Camp Atterbury, IN and his bride remains here in Eau Claire. 

Out-of-town guests were Mrs. R. Miller and Joan of Fall Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Deringer, Reverend and Mrs. Geo. Fisher, Otto Lankey, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pagenkoph, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Andrews, Mrs. Ed T. Melberg, Mrs. John McCart, Mrs. Lee German and Miss Bess Mohr of Bloomer, and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Knight of Chippewa Falls.

Private First Class Gordon W. Deringer, husband of Betty Mae Deringer, 710 Menomonie Street, was recently promoted from the rank of Private.

For gallantry in action in France, Corporal Gordon W. Deringer, a member of a Field Artillery Battalion with the 300th Infantry Division, has been awarded the Bronze Star. Corporal Deringer resides at 710 Menomonie Street, Eau Claire, WI.