Merlin J. Larson

Wed at First Lutheran
Miss Ruth Sundby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sundby,  became the bride of Merlin J. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jule Larson, at a candlelight service in the First Lutheran Church, Thursday evening, June 8, at 9 o'clock. The Reverend Agnar A. Tanner performed the double-ring ceremony. Due to an error by the photographer, the picture of Mrs. Al Michaels appeared with the Larson wedding story printed in the Telegram Saturday. 

The groom has returned to New York where he will resume his duties in the Merchant Marines and the bride will reside with her parents for the duration.

On Thursday, June 8, at 9 pm, Miss Ruth Sundby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sundby, became the bride of Merlin J. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jule Larson, at a candlelight service in the First Lutheran Church. Reverend Agnar S. Tanner performed the double-ring ceremony. 

Oscar Waller played the nuptial music and accompanied Miss Betty Meyers who sang O, Promise Me and I Love You Truly.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white frosted organza gown. Her fingertip veil of net, edged with lace, was caught in place by a tiara of carnations. Her jewelry was a gold cameo neckpiece with a bracelet to match, a gift of the groom. She carried a bouquet of red and white carnations. 

Mrs. Arnold Brownell, sister of the bride as matron of honor, wore a pale jonquil taffeta gown. The bridesmaid, Miss Shirley Stai, wore a pink chiffon gown, and the junior bridesmaid, Nettie Sundby, wore a blue taffeta gown. They carried bouquets of pastel-colored carnations and wore pearl necklaces, gifts of the bride. 

The flower girl, Joan Larson, sister of the groom, was dressed in a blue-trimmed white organdy gown and carried a basket of pastel petals. She wore a gold cross which was a gift of the bride. 

The groom had Arnold Brownell as his best man with Lester Larson and Lyle Phillips as attendants. Elmer Sundby and Willard Larson, brothers of the bride and groom, respectively, were ushers. All male attendants were presented with gold belt buckles, gifts of the groom.

The mothers of the bridal couple wore green floral dresses, and their corsages were of white carnations.  

After the ceremony, about 75 guests attended the reception held at the home of the bride's parents. 

The bride was honored recently at a miscellaneous shower, given at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Carl Stai. 

The groom has returned to New York, where he will resume his duties in the Merchant Marine, and the bride will reside with her parents for the duration.


ENLISTS
Lester Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jule Larson, 704 Folsom Street, has enlisted in the United States Merchant Marine Corps and has left for Brooklyn, NY, where he will receive his training at Sheepshead Bay.

His older brother, Merlin, is also in the Merchant Marines. He was recently home on a 20-day furlough.


Commissioned in Merchant Marine
ENSIGN M. J. LARSON
Merlin J. Larson, 21, Eau Claire, was among a group of men graduated this week as Ensigns in the United States Maritime Service from the Officers School at Fort Trumball, New London, CT.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jule E. Larson, 704 Folsom Street, and his wife, Mrs. Ruth I. Larson, resides with her parents on Truax Boulevard.

Ensign Larson has served 14 months in the Merchant Marines and wears the Atlantic Service Ribbon, the Mediterranean and Middle East Ribbon, and the Pacific Ribbon with Combat Bar.

His brother, Lester V. Larson, is also in the Merchant Marines.