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Eldon Seely


Gender: Male


Spouse: Alma Wyatt

Date of Marriage: July 10, 1949

Marriage Place: Akron, IA


Miss Alma Wyatt And Eldon Seely Principals In Pretty Service July 10

Twin bouquets of gladiolus and greens decorated the taper-lit chancel of the Union Creek Lutheran church for the wedding of Miss Alma Wyatt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wyatt, of Hardy, Iowa, and Eldon Seely, of Akron, at 3:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon, July 10, 1949. Pastor David J. Roy officiated at the double ring ceremony.

Mr. Henry Fickbohm was organist and accompanied Miss Una DeRemer, of Hawarden, who sang “I Love You Truly,” “Because” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, was gowned in white taffeta. The sweetheart neckline accented the bodice and her very full skirt fell to a long train. Her finger-tip veil of tulle was edged in wide lace and caught to a tiara of seed pearls. She carried an arm bouquet of blue asters. Her only jewelry was a triple strand of pearls given her by the groom.

Mrs. Arden Johnson, twin sister of the bride, was matron of honor and wore delphinium blue taffeta. Her dress was identical to that of the bride and she carried an arm bouquet of white asters. Miss Phyllis Berge, of Bode, Iowa, was bridesmaid and wore a dress designed as the bride’s in light blue taffeta. She carried an arm bouquet of white asters.

Barbara Ogan, of Hardy, Iowa, nieces of the bride, was flower girl and was gowned in light blue taffeta, also the same as the bride’s, and she too, carried an arm bouquet of white asters.

Beverly Peterson, of Alcester, S.D., niece of the groom, was flower girl and wore a white taffeta floor-length dress, with blue lace trim. She carried a basket of petals, which she strew in the aisle for the bride.

David Wyatt, of Ames, Iowa, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer and wore a white jacket, with blue trousers. He carried the rings on a white satin pillow.

Oscar Anderson was best man and Carl Hartman was groomsman. Arden Johnson and Virgil Wyatt, of Hardy, Iowa, brother of the bride, were candlelighters and ushers. Their boutonnieres were white carnations.

Mrs. Oscar Wyatt, mother of the bride, wore navy and white sheer print, with white accessories. Mrs. Lester Seely, the groom’s mother, wore a blue print dress. Their corsages were white carnations.

The wedding reception was held in the church parlors. Mrs. Burl Wyatt, of Ames, Iowa, had charge of the guest book, and Mrs. Gilbert Hendricks, of Crete, Ill., and Mrs. Max Vreugdenhill had charge of the gifts. Mrs. Jay Robertson was dining room hostess and was assisted by Mrs. Kenneth Hultgren, Mrs. Alvin Sommervold and Mrs. Kervyn Bradley. Waitresses were June Moir, Bernice Anderson, Ione Hultgren and Joann Ericson. A three-tiered wedding cake, with a miniature bride and groom, decorated the bride’s table, together with blue candles and small white baskets of garden flowers.

At the reception, Mrs. Victor Clark, accompanied by Miss Ruth Stoutenburg, sang “Always” and “God Remembers Everything.”

Out of town guests included: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ogan, Mr. and John Vought, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Birnbaumer, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ogan and family, all of Hardy, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Burl Wyatt, of Ames, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Schneider, of Renwick, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Taylor, of Livermore, Iowa; Mrs. Norma Wilhelm, of Humboldt, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hendricks, of Crete, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Peterson and family, Mrs. And Mrs. Emory Power and Glenn Seely, all of Alcester, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Art Abraham, of Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Powell, of Elk Point, S.D., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeRemer, of Hawarden, Iowa.

For their wedding trip to the Black Hills, the bride wore a maize dress, with white accessories.

The bride has been a teacher in the Akron public school the past three years. The groom has been engaged in farming with his father, northwest of town.

The newlyweds, who will make their home near Akron, have the congratulations and choicest wishes of their many friends.

Published in the Akron Register Tribune, July 14, 1949 front page

[Great-grandson of SGS #3342 – Eldon; Lester Monroe; Ashley; Stephen (#3342); Jacob (#1494); John Nichols; Samuel; Samuel; Jonas; Obadiah]

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