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Thursday, December 14, 2000

Music was provided by organist Dee McKnight, pianist Sara Prochnow and vocalists Brooke Geiger, friend of the bride, Jerry Holtan, Jim Stecker, Merlin Bowers, all friends of the couple and Joel Kruckenberg, father of the bride.

The bride wore a short sleeved satin dress with appliques of lace, beads and sequins and an attached chapel-length train, designed by the bride, the bride's mother and grandmother. Her fingertip veil was attached to a thin beaded tiara.

The bride's honor attendant was Maura Miller, a long time friend. Bridesmaids were Darcie Ankrum, Theresa Harlan and Kristen Kertz, all friends of the bride. Mariah Butterbrodt, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl. The attendants all wore lavender floor-length dresses.

Serving as best man was the groom's former college roommate and friend, Chris Kasparek. Groomsmen were Chad Kruckenberg, Tyler Kruckenberg, both brothers of the bride, and Corey Faist, a longtime friend. Paul Irwin, nephew of the groom, was the ringbearer. The men in the wedding party all wore black tuxedos with black and white patterned vests.

Pastor Thomas M. Prochnow presided over the service for the Worship of God and Blessing of the Marriage. Rebecca Heller, sister of the groom, was the scripture reader. John and Norma Irwin, uncle and aunt of the groom, served as church hosts and hostesses.

Following the ceremony, the wedding party was transported to the reception, held at the Moose Lodge, south of Gilbert, in a decorated motorhome. Reception host and hostess were Dan and Peg Uthe, friends of the couple. Guest book attendants were Sarah Edwards and Jess Shoemaker, friends of the couple.

On Sunday morning, the bride's parents hosted a brunch for family and friends. Following the brunch, the bride and groom opened their many lovely gifts.

The couple is now at home in Davenport where the bride is teaching seventh grade in the Davenport School District and the groom is an accountant for McGladrey-Pullen, LLP.

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