Sara Gordon and Robert Mahnke
Sara Ann Gordon and Michael Robert Mahncke were united in marriage on Saturday, April 30, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Pastor Gerald Kapanka officiated.
Parents of the bride are Clark and Nancy Gordon of Storm Lake. Parents of the groom are Robert and Linda Mahncke of Cedar Falls. Grandparents of the bride are Pauline Gordon of Storm Lake and Catherine Cleppe of Cedar Rapids. Grandparents of the groom is Marie Hinders of Allison.
Matron of Honor was Amy Piercy of North Liberty, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lisa Madsen of Muscatine, sister of the bride; Jessie Steenblock of Brighton, MA, friend of the bride; Tara Joy of Storm Lake, friend of the bride; and Laura Joyce of Chicago, IL, sister of the groom. Junior bridesmaid was Mallory Madsen of Muscatine, niece of the bride.
Best man was Kevin Boileau of West Des Moines, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were David Mahncke of Cedar Falls, brother of the groom; Brian Mossman of Waterloo, friend of the groom; Eric Doeden of Cedar Falls, friend of the groom; and Richard Joyce of Chicago, IL, brother-in-law of the groom. Junior groomsman was Cole Piercy of North Liberty, nephew of the bride.
Ushers were Kevin Madsen, Heath Piercy and Matthew Madsen.
The flower girl was Kiley Piercy, and honorary flower girl was Karsyn Piercy, both nieces of the bride. Ringbearers were Marcus Madsen and Caden Piercy, both nephews of the bride.
The bride's personal attendants were Carolyn Olson and Sheryl Pringle. Guest book attendants were Kelly Hoffman and Amber Ledvina. Servers were Barb Novotny and Mandy Herrold. Ceremony music was provided by Vocalist Amanda Hogancamp and organist Sharon Limback of Cedar Falls, family friends.
A reception dinner and dance was held at the Masonic Temple in Waterloo, hosted by Jan and Harold Redenbaugh of Storm Lake, family friends of the bride, and Jay and Diane Bushbaum of Hampton, uncle and aunt of the groom.
Sara is a 1997 graduate of Storm Lake Senior High School and 2001 graduate of UNI. She works with Comprehensive Systems in Cedar Falls. Michael is a 1998 graduate of Cedar Falls High School and is employed with the Blue Line Moving and Storage.
Following a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple will reside in Cedar Falls.