Married in August

Married in August Shannon Lynn Rollins and Samuel Joseph Gerhardt were married Aug. 6 at St. James Catholic Church, Le Mars, IA, with the Rev. Jim Tigges officiating.

Parents of the couple are Mike and Kathy Rollins, Le Mars, and Mark Gerhardt, Sioux Falls, and Barb Kingsbury, Vermillion.

Maid of honor was Katie Anthony, Des Moines, IA. Bridesmaids were Trista Rollings, Le Mars, Kristina Rollins, Le Mars, Lindsey Ortmann, Ames, IA, Jenni Ortmann, Vermillion, and Kayla Ruether, Des Moines.

Flower girl was Ellie Ludwigs, Le Mars. The bride's personal attendants and flower pinners were Shannon Langel, Akron, IA, and Kerissa Feuerstein, Coralville, IA. Heather, Heidi and Cody Ortmann, Le Mars, attended the guest book.

Eliot Armstrong, Boulder, CO, was best man. Groomsmen were Shane Kingsbury, Sioux Falls, Ryan Walsh, Vermillion, Guthrie Gray-Lobe, Santa Fe, NM, and Adam Fox, Aurora, CO. Honorary best man was James Lucus Gerhardt.

Ring bearer was Wylie Ludwigs, Le Mars. Ushers were Tom and Beau Ortman, Le Mars, and Mark and Dustin Heeren, Akron.

Wedding music was provided by organist Mary Ann List, Le Mars, and soloist Steph Kelly, Le Mars.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Brunsville Legion Club, Brunsville, IA. Randy and Julie Utesch, Akron, and Mark and Mary Jean Weyen, Chatsworth, IA, were the hosts.

Dinner was served and the cake was cut by Timmy's Catering, Le Mars. A dance was also held at the Brunsville Legion Club with music provided by Mr. Tunes of Sioux City, IA.

The couple honeymooned in Colorado.

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Gehlen Catholic High School in Le Mars, and a 2004 graduate of The University of South Dakota. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice and is currently working on her master's degree in public administration at USD. She will graduate in May of 2006. She is employed by the USD Financial Aid Office.

The groom is a 2001 graduate of Vermillion High School and is currently working on a bachelor of science degree in physics at USD. He plans to attend graduate school for engineering after graduation. He is currently employed by Aramark Food Services and the Student Counseling Center, both at USD.

The couple resides in Vermillion.

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