Miner County, South Dakota


Weddings and Anniversaries

The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota
Saturday, January 12, 1952
Contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Howard - Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Fjellestad of Howard, held open house in their home here, Dec. 30, in observance of their golden wedding anniversary. About 125 relatives and friends attended.
the Fjellestads were married in the Belleview Lutheran church, near Howard, Jan. 2, 1902. they engaged in farming in Henden township after their marriage, until 1942, when they moved to Howard. They have made their home there since that time.
Mr. and Mrs. Fjellestad have eight children: Leif, of Astoria; Mrs. Harley Riden, Mrs. Ida Burke, Mrs. Ernest Hauge, Herman Fjellestad, Mrs. Lionel O'Toole, all of Howard; Victor Fjellestad and Manley Fjellestad, both of Austin, Minn. They also have 15 grandchildren.

The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota
unknown date
Contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Howard - Miss Eunice E. Loudenslager, daughter of Reb. and Mrs. J. W. Loudenslager of Howard, became the bride of Jack O. Lien of Osseo, Minn., son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Lien of Amery, Wis., in a double ring wedding ceremony in the Beach Memorial Methodist Church here last Saturday evening before a large number of relatives and friends. Rev. J. W. Loudenslager, father of the bride, performed the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by W. O. Loudenslager her grandfather.
The bride wore a white satin dress with chantilly lace yoke, fitted bodice, and long pointed sleeves. Covered buttons trimmed the bodice from yoke to waist. The full skirt fell into a chapel sweep in the back. Her bouquet was of orchid and yellow and white carnations.
Miss Chloie Volsdal of Howard was the maid of honor. She was dressed in a yellow formal dress, and carried an orchid colored carnation colonial bouquet. Mrs. W. E. Loudenslager was teh bridesmaid. She wore an orchid formal dress, and carried a yellow colored carnation colonial bouquet.
The bridegroom was attended by Kermit Lien of Amery, Wis., as best man, and William Loudenslager of Mumford, Tenn. The ushers were Joe Loudenslager, George Loudenslager, Donald Knutson, and Dean Sherman, all of Howard.
Delbert Anderson of Howard, sang, "Because", and "O Promise Me," before the ceremony. Miss LaVonne Stock accompanied him on the organ.
The church was decorated with lighted tapers, baskets of yellow and orchid snapdragons, set in yellow vases.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church parlors, served by the members of Circle two of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. The lace covered bridal table was decorated in orchid and yellow, lighted with tapers in silver candleholders.
The bride is a graduate of Howard high school, and has been employed as a stenographer in the office of Vincent J. Protsch, states attorney of Miner county.
The bridegroom is a gradute... (article ends)

Undated newspaper clipping
contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Carthage - Miss Shirley Melegan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Melegan of Carthage, became the bride of Donald Stroud also of Carthage, in a single ring ceremony performed by Rev. A. P. Almen in the Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday at 2:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Robert Johnson played the wedding march, and accompanied Mr. Johnson, who sang, "I Love You Truly," and "O Perfect Love."
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white slipper satin, ballerina length gown, fashioned with a lace yoke and long sleeves, pointed at the wrists. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a tiara of orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of red roses and white carnations.
Mrs. Melvin Bender was matron of honor. She wore a dress of aqua taffeta with white accessories and matching headdress. Her corsage was of yellow carnations and red roses.
Verlie Stroud was best man, and Paul Madeson and Max Stroud ushered.
Following the ceremony there was a reception in the church parlors for 65 guests. Miss Evelyn Stroud had charge of the guest book, and Mrs. Lloyd Shoemaker arranged and assisted with the gifts. The three-tiered wedding cake was cut and served by Miss Sally Johnson. The bridal table was served by Colleen Campbell and Velda Johnson. Mrs. Vernon Berger poured.
The bride is a graduate of Carthage high school and had been employed at the Singer Center at Huron. The bridegroom has been in the employe of Roy Shoemaker, on whose farm the newlyweds will (make their home).

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