VanderStoep, Dr. H. L. & Eileen Lenihan (Marr 1940)
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Date: 12/14/2011 at 19:31:04
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 2, 1940
H. L. VANDER STOEP AND MISS EILEEN LENIHAN WEDDED
Marriage Takes Place At St. James Monday Morning
Miss Eileen Katherine Lenihan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Lenihan of
LeMars, and Dr. H. L. Vander Stoep, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Vander Stoep
of Sioux Center, were united in marriage Monday, July 1. The ceremony,
witnessed by relatives and a few friends, took place in the rectory of St.
James church at 10 o’clock, the pastor, Rev. L. J. Cooper, officiating at
Attendants on the bride and bridegroom were Dennis Lenihan, brother of the
bride, and Miss Mary Vander Stoep, of Sioux Center, sister of the
The bride appeared charming in a costume of blue and white ensemble with
matching accessories and carried a shower bouquet of Briarcliffe white
roses. Her bridesmaid wore an attractive costume of black and white with
trimmings in accord and carried a bouquet of pink roses.
A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents to twenty
guests where tables were decorated in a wealth of garden flowers, roses,
pinks and carnations lavish in their beauty.
The young people left on a honeymoon trip to Washington and California and
on their return will be at home to their friends in LeMars. The bride’s
going away costume was a pretty ensemble in black and white.
Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Claude Vander Stoep,
Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Lenihan, Sioux City;
Andrew Vander Stoep, Misses Sarah Vander Stoep and Mary Vander Stoep, of
Sioux Center; Miss Wilma Wassman, Chicago.
YOUNG PEOPLE POPULAR
The bride was born and grew up in LeMars and is a graduate of the LeMars
high school. She attended Iowa University and is a member of the Kappa
Kappa Gamma Sorority. She has been employed of late in the old age
assistance office at the court house and is popular with her associates and
in the younger set.
Dr. Vander Stoep attended the Sioux Center schools and after graduating in
the high school attended the University of South Dakota and Iowa State
University, where he graduated in medicine. He is a member of Sigma Alpha
Dr. Vander Stoep came to LeMars about four years ago and is a member of the
LeMars clinic and is gaining success in his profession being a conscientious
and qualified practitioner and has made a large number of friends since
becoming a resident of LeMars.
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