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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Etzel and Holz

Krystal Holz, Topeka, and Ron Holz, Montrose, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Holz, Topeka, to Dennis Etzel Jr., Topeka, son of Susan Etzel and Sondra Murray, Topeka, and Dennis Etzel, Topeka.
The Holzs are former residents of Lawrence.
The couple plan a September 2007 wedding in Topeka.

Wedding

Herbster

Jessica Grey and Jason Herbster were married on March 7, 2007, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of David Grey, Lawrence, and Cheryl Rockhold, Valley Falls. The groom is the son of Ronald Herbster and Pete and Sue Hosler, all of Valley Falls.
A reception will be given at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence.
The couple reside in Lenexa.

Anniversary

Patchen

Mike and Sandy Patchen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. April 7 at Washington Creek Church of the Brethren, 609 E. 550 Road.
Mike Patchen and Sandy Schlink were married April 9, 1967, at Washington Creek Church of the Brethren.
Mike worked for Lawrence Freight Line and Penske Truck Leasing, and is now a farmer.
Sandy has worked for 42 years at Kansas University. She now works in the provost's office.
Their children are John Patchen, Lawrence, and Michelle Wasson, De Soto. They have three grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Christian and Moyer

Rod and Nancy Moyer, Topeka, and Don and Nancy Christian, Tecumseh, announce the engagement of their children, Kayla Denae Moyer and Andrew James Christian, both of Topeka.
The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Eudora High School. She is pursuing a degree in nursing at Washburn University.
The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and attended Kansas University. He is employed as kitchen manager at the Seabrook Bar and Grill in Topeka.
The couple plan a May 30, 2007, wedding in Jamaica. A reception will be given in July in Topeka.

Wedding

Leedahl

Skye Nichole Folkert and Lane Mitchell Leedahl were married on Jan. 6, 2007, in Grand Forks, N.D., with Pastor Jennie English and Pastor Shawn Norris officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Donald Folkert, Minot, N.D., and Peggy and Scott Thompson, Devils Lake, N.D. The groom is the son of Jack and Glenna Leedahl, Grand Forks, N.D.
The matron of honor was Melinda Lavine. Bridesmaids were Amber Folkert, Amy Helseth, Amber Schatz and Kristi Nelson. Groomsmen were Matthew Zirnhelt, Brooks Leedahl, Paul Ralston, Eric Halstenson and Mike Haley.
A reception was given at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Skye graduated from Minot High School in 2001 and from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 2005. She is a graduate student in gerontology at Kansas University and is employed as a research assistant at the Office of Aging and Long Term Care at KU.
Lane graduated from Red River High School in Grand Forks, N.D., in 2001 and from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 2005. He works at Office Depot in Lawrence.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Cook

Sara Lynn Jones and Kyle Michael Cook were married on Sept. 16, 2006, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Christine Jones, Bartlesville, Okla. The groom is the son of Michael and Connie Cook, Lawrence.
The maid of honor was Stacy Jones. The best man was Casey Cook. Bridesmaids were Jessica Dye, Randi Mitchell, Ashley Herrman, Brianne Cook and Lindsey Adams. Groomsmen were Monte Mitchell, Matt Jensen, Justin Munson, Todd Heitshusen and Justin Zirkle.
The personal attendant was Shannon Moore. Ushers were Andrew Boekhout, Jason Cook, Alex Kijowski and Matt Moore. The flower girl was Makayla Cook. The ring bearer was Kyle Hummel. The candle lighters were Kortnie Calhoun and Abby Kijowski. The reception hosts were Marvin and Jolene Neuschafer, Daryl and Shirley Mitchell, and Steve and Sheri Wood.
A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence.
Sara is a 2000 graduate of Bartlesville High School and received a degree in biology from Washburn University in 2005. She is employed as a teacher and coach at Chapman High School.
Kyle is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a degree in computer information systems from Washburn University in 2005. He is employed as a network engineer at Environmental Management Resources in Lawrence.
The couple reside in Chapman.

Engagement

Winters and Gleason

Rauna Gleason and Steve Winters, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Emily Tangmo, Missoula, Mont. The future groom is the son of Robert Scott Winters, Lawrence, and Judith Bennett, Topeka.
Rauna graduated from high school in Missoula and is employed by the Lawrence school district. Steve graduated from high school in Topeka. He is self-employed.
The couple plan a July 7, 2007, wedding at Burcham Park in Lawrence.

Engagement

Bessolo and Perez

Ron and Patty Brenton, Lawrence, and Jose Perez, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Perez, Lawrence, to Michael Bessolo, Quantico, Va., the son of Michael and Pamela Bessolo, Lakewood, Calif.
The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000 and received a bachelor's degree in English from Washburn University in 2004. She is pursuing a master's degree in educational administration at Washburn. She teaches sophomore English at Eudora High School.
The future groom graduated from Lakewood High School and played baseball at Kansas University, where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2006. He is a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
The couple plan a June 16, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Erber and Logan

Lisa Logan and Allen Erber, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Ken and Dee Logan, Overland Park. The future groom is the son of Jim Erber, Beijing, and Clare Erber, Parkville, Mo.
Lisa graduated from Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Kansas University. She received an Early Childhood Credential in Montessori Education at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder, Colo. She is a teacher at Raintree Montessori School in Lawrence.
Allen graduated from Parkville High School and attended KU. He is employed as operations supervisor at Recover Care.
The couple plan a July 21, 2007, wedding at Valley View United Methodist Church in Overland Park.

Engagement

Hopkins and Burkholder

Vaughn and Beth Burkholder, Overland Park, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Burkholder, Overland Park, to Evan Hopkins, Overland Park, son of Sue Hopkins, Lawrence, and the late Ron Hopkins.
The future bride graduated from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita and Kansas University. The future groom graduated from Free State High School and KU.
The couple plan a June 29, 2007, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Upchurch and Wright

David Upchurch, Lawrence, and Elaine Upchurch, Topeka, announce the engagement of their son, Nate Upchurch, Lenexa, to Laci Wright, Lenexa, daughter of Wayne and Carla Wright, Wichita.
The future bride graduated from Wichita Heights High School in 1999 and received a degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2005. She is employed by The Bristol in Leawood.
The future groom graduated from Mission Valley High School in 1996. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business management at Friends University in Lenexa. He is employed by CFIC Mortgage in Lenexa.
The couple plans a June 15, 2007, wedding in Parkville, Mo.

Engagement

Zeller and Adcock

Ron and Becky Zeller, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Ronnie Zeller, Lawrence, to Subrina Adcock, Olathe, daughter of Eddie and Bernetta Adcock, Harrison, Ark.
The future bride graduated from Harrison High School and received bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is employed as a financial and business analyst with HNTB in Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. He is pursuing an associate's degree in marketing and management at Johnson County Community College. He is employed as a sales manager at Electrolife Battery Inc., Lawrence.
The couple plan an Aug. 11, 2007, wedding at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence.

Engagement

Herbster and Fritz

Mark and Beth Fritz, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their daughter, April E. Fritz, to Ritchie E. Herbster, both of Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Sue Hosler, Valley Falls.
The future bride graduated from Tonganoxie High School and is employed at Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery.
The future groom graduated from Valley Falls High School and is employed at Heinen PHE Services.
The couple plan a June 2, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Hilding

Dr. Robert and Ginger Brown, Overland Park, and Jerel and Krystyna Hilding, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Shannon Elizabeth Brown, Overland Park, and Dennis Jozef Hilding, Lawrence.
The future bride graduated from Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park in 2003. She received a degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2006 and plans to attend the KU School of Law this fall. She is employed by South & Associates P.C. in Overland Park.
The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000 and received a degree in sports management from KU in 2005. He is pursuing a master's degree in sports administration at KU. He is employed as the assistant manager and event coordinator at the KU Store in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics.
The couple plan a May 26, 2007, wedding at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Overland Park.