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Wedding: Gander-Tupper

Deanna Gander and Sean Tupper were married on October 18, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Belvidere with Pastor Scott Fiege officiating the ceremony.  

The bride was given away by her brother.

Parents of the bride are Lou Gander of Rochester and the late Bill Gander. 

Parents of the groom are Del and Judy Tupper of  Winnebago.

The bride was attended by her friend, Stephanie French, as matron of honor and by her sister, Mary Kipp, as bridesmaid.   

The flower girl was Katy Hector, niece of the groom. Personal attendant was Nerissa Marzolf, niece of the bride.

The best man was Bret Tupper, brother of the groom and groomsman was Bob Gander, brother of the bride. 

The ring bearer was Bret Tupper Jr., nephew of the groom. Ushers were John Kipp, nephew of the bride, and T.J. Lewis, friend of the groom.

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Wedding: Vandegrift-Pfenning

Jennie Pfenning and Andrew Vandegrift were married on May 17, 2014, at Deer Creek Valley Ranch outside Bailey, Colorado.

Parents of the bride are Mike and Karen Pfenning of Zumbrota.  Parents of the groom are the late L. Scott Vandegrift and the late Sharon A. Manzi, and Carol Boyd and Michael Manzi, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The outdoor gazebo ceremony with a beautiful mountain backdrop was officiated by the bride’s brother, Bill Pfenning.  Matron of honor was Brynn Mehrkens, friend of the bride. Maid of honor was Jenna Dove, friend of the bride, and the bridesmaid was Jamie Picha, cousin of the bride.

Best man was Nate Jones, groomsmen were Tom Lausman and Brendan Lessig, and ushers were John Gentile and Ryan Pambianchi, all friends of the groom.

Readings were given by Kim Wells and Caitlin Oliverius, friends of the bride, and the personal attendant was Kathy Kohler, aunt of the bride.

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Wedding: Walch-Kehren

Ellie Walch and Mitchell Kehren, both formerly of Zumbrota, were united in marriage on March 22, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City. Pastor Schoch conducted the ceremony. A reception followed at Port 104 in Lake City, with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, bowling, and dancing.

Parents of the bride are Laura McGuire of Zumbro Falls and Phil Walch of Rochester. Parents of the groom are Phil and Annette Kehren of Zumbrota.

Special guests attending were the groom’s grandparents, Walter and Elaine Kehren and Jim and Ginny Zwart; and the bride’s grandmother, Kay Noble. Hostess was Jody Vaith, the bride’s aunt.

The bride graduated from Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School in 2011 and from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2014. The groom graduated from ZMHS in 2010 and from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2013. He now works for AgStar Financial Services.

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Wedding: Lopez-Donovan

Brianna Nicole Lopez, left, and Sarah Elizabeth Donovan were married in a beautiful ceremony on March 7, 2014, at the Ramsey County Courthouse.

The ceremony was attended by Brianna’s mother, Terri Lopez, of Zumbrota; Sarah’s parents, Terry and Suzie Donovan, of Plymouth; Brianna’s grandparents, Sherry and Roger Karlen; and Brianna’s younger cousin, Eden Karlen, who presented the rings  during the ceremony. Music for the ceremony was performed by good  friend and cellist Nicole Susuki. A celebratory dinner at the St. Paul  Union Depot’s Cristos followed the wedding.

Brianna is a Pine Island  High School graduate and Sarah graduated high school in Wayzata. Both are recent graduates of the University of Minnesota.

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Wedding: Liffrig-Johnson

Hailey Ann Johnson and Ryan Vern Liffrig were married on June 1, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in St. James, with Pastor Clint Firstbrook officiating.

Parents of the couple are Dean and Shelly Johnson of St. James and Joe and Nancy Liffrig of Mazeppa.

Maid of honor was Jill Wagenman, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Natalie Arians, sister of the groom, and Jenna Blomgren, Kaye Husby, Jenna Klepatz, Kelsey Aden, Brittany Matthews, and Laura McNamara, friends of the bride. Flower girls were Zoe Johnson, niece of the bride, and Alivia Liffrig, cousin of the groom. Personal attendants were Baily Willenbring, Molly Olson, friends of the bride; and Kersten and Karin Johnson, nieces of the bride.

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Wedding: Hinrichs-Murphy

Kimberly Hinrichs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hinrichs of Zumbrota, and Adam Murphy, son of Patricia Murphy of Cork, Ireland, were married on Sunday,  September 8, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.

The bride graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish. She was employed by the World Council of Credit Unions before moving to Corona, California with her husband.

The groom has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business from the University College Cork and is employed by Aseptic Solutions USA, in Corona, California, where the couple currently resides.  

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