Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries

Bruns, Freiss

MARSHALL — Victoria Bruns and Parker Freiss announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Clyde and Joy Bruns of Green Valley, and Charles Freiss and Catherine Schlagel of Marshall. Bruns is a 2011 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2016 graduate of Minnesota West in Granite Falls ...

Schelske, Amundson

MARSHALL — Kara Schelske and Edwin Amundson announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Steve and Ronda Schelske of Reliance, S.D., and Duane and Jacqueline Amundson of Ivanhoe. Schelske is the granddaughter of Marvin Holtrop and the late LaVon Holtrop, and Ralph Schelske and the ...

Prorok, Fish

MARSHALL — Sydney Prorok and Austin Fish announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Ron and Missy Prorok of Marshall and Kevin and Chris Fish of Lincoln, Nebraska. Prorok is a 2013 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2017 graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She ...

Biastock, George

MARSHALL — Abigail Biastock and Logan George announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are David and Lori Biastock of Marshall, and Robert and Lisa George of Frankfort, S.D. Biastock is a 2012 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2016 graduate of South Dakota State University in ...

Smisek, Gaines

MARSHALL — Melanie Smisek and Addison Gaines announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Paul and Connie Smisek of Marshall and Cave and Dana Gaines of Waxhaw, N.C., formerly of Marshall. Both are 2012 Marshall High School graduates. Smisek graduated with a bachelor of science in ...

Johnson, Griffin

MARSHALL — Heather Nicole Johnson and John Robert Griffin announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Robert Johnson and the late Marlene Weets of Marshall and Bruce and Diane Griffin of Lorena, Texas. Johnson graduated from the College of St. Benedict in 2007 with a bachelor’s ...

Vandendriessche, Strehlow

MARSHALL — Danica Rose Vandendriessche and Chad Curtis Strehlow announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Ron and Linda Vandendriessche of Marshall and Mark and Carrie Strehlow of Suring, Wis. Vandendriessche graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree ...

DeKok, Evans

BALATON – Amy DeKok and Derek Evans announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Roger and Karen DeKok of Mount Vernon, S.D., and Corey and Jennifer Evans of Balaton. DeKok is a 2008 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of South Dakota with ...

Deutz, Stassen

MARSHALL — Sarah Deutz and Nick Stassen announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Rick and Deb Deutz of Ghent, and Gary and Michelle Stassen of Marshall. The couple are 2010 graduates of Marshall High School. Deutz is a graduate of the College of Saint Benedict, with a bachelor of ...

Strand, Weber

WABASSO — Crystal Strand and Jason Weber announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Milan Strand and Julie Strand of Wabasso and Mark and Amy Weber of Elk River. Strand works for Health Partners in Sartell and Weber is employed by Orbital ATK in Elk River. A June 2, 2018, wedding is ...

Gardner, Bofferding

MARSHALL — Sidne Gardner and Samuel Bofferding were married Aug. 12, 2017, in Absarokee, Montana. Parents of the bride are Scott and Pam Gardner of Springfield and Tom and Karen Bofferding of Marshall. The maid of honor was Carli Arnoldi, a friend of the bride. The best man was Beau ...

Johnson, Minett

RUTHTON — Morgan Johnson and Jason Minett announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Andy and Jayne Johnson, Worthington and Joel and Karen Minett, Ruthton. Johnson is a 2013 graduate of Worthington High School and a 2017 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University with a ...

Karjala, Patterson

COTTONWOOD — Sarah Karjala and Scott Patterson announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Merle and Linda Karjala of Cottonwood and Don and Patti Patterson of Arnold, Md. Karjala is a 2001 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, ...

Wirtz, Ludemann

MARSHALL — Ashley Wirtz and Joseph Ludemann were married Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Marshall. Parents of the couple are Robert Wirtz of Walnut Grove and Denise Wirtz of Windom, and Robert and Bonnie Ludemann of Battle Creek, Neb. Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, ...

Martin

MARSHALL — C. Paul Martin and Carole Nuese were married Feb. 17, 1968, at Holy Redeemer Church.

Pechtel-Pfeiffer, Andries

MARSHALL — Laura Pechtel-Pfeiffer, and Travis Andries announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Cindy and Brian Pfeiffer and Lynn and Tom Andries, all of Marshall, and Denny and Tamara Pechtel of Maple Grove. Pechtel-Pfeiffer is a graduate of University Wisconsin-Stout with a ...

Helmer, Bofferding

DALLAS, Texas — Melody Helmer and Beau Bofferding were married June 17, 2017, in Celina, Texas. Parents of the couple are Mike and Jackie Helmer of Dallas, Texas, and Tom and Karen Bofferding of Marshall. The maid of honor was Ariel Espinoza, a friend of the bride. The best man was Sam ...

Mortier, Welu

MILROY — Emily Mortier and Elijah Welu announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mike and Mary Mortier of Marshall and John and Theresa Welu of Milroy. Both are 2014 graduates of Marshall High School. Mortier is a 2017 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University with a ...

Zarzana, Madden

MARSHALL — Elaine Zarzana and Fin Madden were married on July 5, 2017, at Bratadal Vandrarhem near Ullared, Sweden. Parents of the couple are Jim and Marianne Zarzana of Marshall and Brendan Madden of Robertstown, County Kildare, Ireland, and the late Lee Madden of Toronto, Canada. The bride ...

Horsman, Sibanda

BALATON — James Horsman and Dawn Sibanda of Seattle, Washington, announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Elaine and the late David Horsman of Balaton and Herod and Siyengiwe Sibanda of Harare, Zimbabwe. Sibanda is a graduate North Dakota State University, has a master of public ...