United in marriage

United in marriage Stacey Marie Loen and Jeffery Thomas Dreesen were married Sept. 4 at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, Westerville, with pastors Greg Wilcox and Elizabeth Johnson officiating.

Parents of the couple are Jerry and Sharyl Loen, Wakonda, Judy Dreesen, Gayville and Tom Dreesen, Meckling. Maid of honor was Alissa Loen, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Becky Vogel and Val Olson, friends of the couple, and Megan Dreesen, sister of the groom. Flower girl was Jill Tomlin, god-daughter of the groom. Personal attendants were Lisa McLaughlin and Jill Slette, friends of the bride.

Jory Freeburg, friend of the couple, was the best man. Groomsmen were Eric Petersen, friend of the couple and Justin and Luke Loen, brothers of the bride. Ring bearer was Tanner Loen, cousin of the bride. Ushers were Nick Buckman, John Freeburg and Rob Kool, all friends of the couple.

Wedding music was provided by vocalist Sarah Beatty, accompanied by Laurie Hanson, and the bride accompanied by Teri Madsen. Katrina Henriksen also provided music. The reception was held at the Gayville Community Center following the ceremony. It was hosted by Daryl and Teri Madsen, friends of the bride and Gary and Peggy Gunderson, uncle and aunt of the groom.

The bride is a 1999 graduate of Augustana College with a degree in nursing. She is employed at St. Luke's Regional Hospital as a registered nurse in the burn unit.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in ag-business. He is currently farming in the Gayville area.

The couple resides in Gayville.

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