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Monday, November 25, 2002


Kari Michelle Stavnes and Daniel Douglas Rau were married July 27, at St Marks Lutheran Church, Storm Lake. Pastor Connie Spitzack officiated the service. Kari was given in marriage by her parents Jeff and Janis Stavnes, Storm Lake. Dan's parents are Doug and Sue Ran of Huron, SD.

Serving as maid of honor was Renae Mullins, Rochester, MN, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kiley Stavnes, sister of the bride, Leah Hamilton, Storm Lake and Brenda Renaud, Dodgeville, WI, friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaids were Dana Boidger, St. Louis, MO and Brooke Young, Alburnett, cousins of the bride. Kari's personal attendant was Sara Kehrt of Des Moines.

Best man was Chad Schiltz, Denver, CO, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Nick Rau, brother of the groom, Bart Delong, Manchester, and Nic Hoover, Des Moines, friends of the groom. Mike Brandau and Craig Walters, cousins of the bride, were ushers. Music was provided by Megan O'Malley and Jean Knapp.

Hosts an hostesses at the wedding and reception were Bill and Barb Brandau and John and Mary Stavnes, godparents of the bride; Suzanne Jones and Patti Chechak, aunts of the bride. Sitting at the guest book was Becky Walters, aunt of the bride.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Halderwood Farms near Pocahontas. During the reception a slide show presentation was given by Kiley Stavnes.

Kari is employed as an athletic trainer at Drake University, Des Moines, where she is working on her masters degree in health administration. Dan is a mechanical engineer for Pulley and Associates of Des Moines. Both are graduates of Iowa State University.

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