Agnes M. (Ekeler) Anderson





Family of James and Agnes (Ekeler) Anderson

Jim, Dennis, Douglas and Agnes
circa 1978




Miss Agnes Marie Ekeler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ekeler of Exeter and Jim Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Anderson of Hawthorne, California, were married at 9:30 A.M., August 26, 1964, at St. Stephens's Catholic Church in Exeter. Msgr. H. H. Ingenhorst officiated the double ring ceremony.

Mrs. Jerome P. Harre was the organist and accompanied St. Stephen's choir, who sang "Blessed Be This Day" and the "Ave Maria."

Given in marriage by her father, the bride appeared in a floor length gown fashioned of silk sata peau. The close fitting bodice was complimented by long tapered sleeves. Appliques traced by seed pearls patterned the bodice and controlled skirt front. Back interest to the gown was a sweeping chapel train with rolled roses centered on the matching fabric bow.

Her shoulder bouffant imported silk veil of illusion was held by a crown designed of seed pearls. She wore a pearl necklace, a gift of the groom. She carried a cascade of Killarney pink roses.

Attired in a daytime frock of sapphire blue taffeta, Miss Kathy Ekeler of Lincoln was her sister's maid-of-honor. The brides matron was Mrs. Larry Ruhl, who was attired in an identical frock of coquette blue. Matching crowns of seed pearls held their the circular veils. Each carried a single Killarney pink rose.

Best man was Milo Springer, friend of the groom. Sterling Dyer was groomsman. Wilfrid Ekeler and Gary Ruhl seated the guests The groom and his attendants wore white dinner jackets and dark trousers. The groom wore a pink rose boutonniere and his attendant wore blue carnations.

Miss Eileen Ekeler was flower girl. She wore a white nylon dress and head piece with a crown and shoulder length veil. Darryl Weber, attired identically as the groomsman, was the ring bearer.

The bride's mother was attired in a navy blue costume with white accessories. The groom's mother chose a beige costume and accessories. Both wore corsages of pink roses and white carnations.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Legion Hall with Mr. and Mrs. Monte Hanson acting as host and hostess. Miss Frances Ekeler of Hastings registered the guests.

Gifts were unwrapped by Miss Marguerite Ekeler, Exeter; Joan Ekeler, Lincoln; Janiene Rewerk, Hildreth; Mrs. Dick Prascher of Riverdale, Nebraska.

The serving table was centered with a four-tiered cake and crystal candelabra. Mrs. Alfred Ekeler cut the cake, assisted by Mrs. Fred Ekeler, and Mrs. Adolph Zumpfe served ice cream. Mrs. Harvey Johnson served punch and Mrs. Leo Ekeler poured coffee. Assisting with the serving were Misses Jane, Joyce, Linda and Connie Ekeler and Kathy Johnson, all cousins of the bride.

After the reception, a dinner was held for the bridal party and immediate families.

For her going away costume, the bride chose a royal blue suit with white accessories. Her rose corsage was from her bouquet.

After a short wedding trip the couple are living in Exeter.

Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
September 17, 1964




Children of James and Agnes (Ekeler) Anderson
Douglas J Anderson |
Dennis J. Anderson


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