Exchange vows

Exchange vows Jodi Marie Melstad and Kenneth Kelly Gunderson were married May 5 at St. John Lutheran Church, Sioux City, IA, with the Rev. Terry Hudson officiating.

Parents of the couple are Kathy Melstad, Vermillion, and Dennis and Jeri Melstad, Dakota Dunes, and Sandee and Jerry Peterson, Esterville, IA, and Robert and Diane Gunderson, Devils Lake, ND.

Matron of honor was Alysia Zens, Minneapolis, MN, and maid of honor was Amy Hilmoe, Vermillion. Bridesmaids were Sandy Dunbar, Sioux City, IA, Stacia Campbell, Sioux City, IA, and Wendy Grosse, Fremont, NE.

Flower girl was Kyleigh Melstad, Wakonda. The bride's personal attendants were Beth Melstad, Wakonda, and Heather Grant, Omaha, NE. Flower pinner was Melissa Gunderson, Sioux City, IA. Teresa Kraus, Sioux City, IA, and Ann Blashill, Chicago, IL, attended the guest book.

Guy Townsend, Minneapolis, MN, and Jason Davis, Sioux City, IA, were best men. Groomsmen were Elvin Rasmussen, Sioux City, IA, Todd Gunderson, Sioux City, IA, and Carl Nelson, Sioux City, IA. Ring bearer was Gage Davis, Sioux City, IA. Ushers were Ryan Ruden, Esterville, IA, Troy Martinson, Sioux City, IA, Brad Melstad, Wakonda, and Jeff Gordon, Omaha, NE.

Wedding music was provided by Jayne Willer, organist, Sioux City IA, and vocalists Alysia Zens, Minneapolis, MN, Amos Schonrock, Sioux City, IA, and Sandee Peterson, Esterville, IA.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Hamilton Inn with Mark and Robyn Hansen as hosts.

The bride attended The University of South Dakota and graduated in 1997. She is employed at Opportunities Unlimited, Sioux City, IA, as lead residential counselor.

The groom is a 1990 graduate of North High School in Sioux City, IA. He is employed at Livermore Construction in Le Mars, IA.

The couple resides in Sioux City, IA.

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