Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements



Dee & Wilton Detweiler

Wilton & Dee Detweiler of Lawrence are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 5, 2013. They were married April 5, 1963 in Milford, NE. Wilton attended Bible College in Osklaloosa, IA and pastored the Salem Mennonite Church in Shickley, NE for 24 years. They moved from NE to Lawrence in 2006 where he is now a Chaplain for Grace Hospice. They have one son, Dennis and his wife Connie here in Lawrence. A special celebration with family & friends was held at the Holiday Inn on March 29. They with their son and his wife will spend a week in Florida at a later date.


Orzulak and Lenhart

Cissy (Elizabeth) Orzulak and Steve Lenhart

Tom and Pat Orzulak of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cissy (Elizabeth) to Steve Lenhart, son of Doug and Elaine Lenhart of Prairie Village.
The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a BS in Atmospheric Science from the University of Kansas in 2012. She is employed by Foot’s Forecast and Lawrence Public Schools.
The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. He is employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
They are planning a May 17, 2013 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.


Sollars and Thompson

John Forest Thompson II and Allison Elaine Sollars

Gary and Connie Sollars, Lawrence, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Elaine to John Forest Thompson, II, son of John Thompson, Leavenworth, Kansas and Laurie and Larry Colahan, Lenexa, Kansas.
The future bride graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in Accounting and Business Administration and an MBA from the University of San Diego in Finance. She is employed as a financial analyst by Gilmore & Bell, P.C. in Kansas City.
The future groom graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Finance and a JD from the University of Kansas School of Law. He is an attorney with Kennedy, Berkley, Yarnevich & Williamson in Kansas City.
The couple plans a June 22, 2013 wedding in Kansas City.


Leiker and Ortega

Brian Ortega and Emily Leiker

Emily Leiker and Brian Ortega were married on January 19, 2013, at Corpus Christi Church, and the reception was held at Maceli’s Banquet Hall in Lawrence.
The bride is the daughter of Leo Jr. & Elaine Leiker. The groom is the son of Ed & Sara Ortega. Bridesmaids were: Ann Wright, Sachi Sakumura, Andrea Koch, Mariah Riling, Tiffany McCandless, Haley Winfrey. Groomsmen were: Jeremy Ortega, Taylor Dietz, John Balsters, Brendon Shroyer, Chris Schell, Randy Holladay. Ushers were: Andrew Wright & Sean Scott. Readers were: Jason McCandless & Lauren Cunningham. Singers were: Jordan Koch & Daniel Schneider.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. She is currently attending College of Court Reporting and is employed at Commerce Bank.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Seaman High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Kansas in December 2010 and is currently employed at GSI Engineering in Wichita, KS, as a geologist. The couple currently resides in Wichita, KS.