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March 2011

Engagements Walbrun & Dommer

Yessa & Sazama

The engagement of Erin Dommer and Chris Walbrun is announced. Erin is the daughter of Douglas Dommer of Oshkosh and Mary Fahley of Milwaukee. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is employed at St. Anthony School, Loyal. Chris is the son of Bruce and Dorothy Walbrun of Menasha. A June 4, 2011, wedding is planned.

The engagement of Sara Sazama and Craig Yessa is announced. Sara is the daughter of Darnell and Doreen Sazama of Athens. She is a 2004 graduate of Abbotsford High School and 2008 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is employed by Roehl Transport Inc. Craig is the son of William and Mary Yessa of Edgar. He is a 2004 graduate of Athens High School and is employed by Hoffman Construction Company. A Sept. 10, 2011, wedding is planned.

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Engagements Zieglmeier & Swensen The engagement of Kasondra Swensen and Scott Zieglmeier is announced. Kasondra is the daughter of Donald Swensen and Kathy Lindgren of Marshfield. She is a 2007 graduate of Marshfield High School and will graduate in May from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Scott is the son of Todd and Jacqueline Zieglmeier of Marshfield. He is a 2007 graduate of Marshfield High School and will graduate in May from UW-Eau Claire. They are both employed at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital. An Aug. 27, 2011, wedding is planned.

Borchardt Derfus The engagement of Leah Derfus and Darin Borchardt is announced.


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Leah is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Derfus of Marshfield. She is a graduate of Marshfield High School and Lakeshore Technical College as a Pharmacy Technician. She is currently employed at Walgreens, Marshfield.

An April 2011 wedding is being planned in South Carolina.

Megan is the daughter of Joel and Karen Luttropp of Spencer. She is a 2002 graduate of Loyal High School and a 2006 Graduate of Mid-State Technical College. She is employed at Dean Health System-Oncology & Hematology, Madison. Daniel Rogney is the son of Terry and Bonnie Rogney of Marshfield. He is a 2002 graduate of Auburndale High School and a 2007 Graduate of the University of WisconsinEau Claire. He is employed at CPM Marketing Group, Madison.

Darin is the son of Jeff and Carla Borchardt of Wausau. He is a graduate of D.C. Everst, Wausau. He is currently serving in the U.S. Navy.


The engagement of Megan Luttropp and Daniel Rogney is announced.

An October 15, 2011 wedding is planned in Madison. WI-5001281743

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Engagements/Anniversary Bowman & Larson The engagement of Jenna Larson and Benjamin Bowman is announced. Jenna is the daughter of Eugene and Cynthia Larson of Marshfield. She is employed at Eastbay. Benjamin is the son of Jim Bowman and Carol Bowman, both of Minocqua. He is employed by Harley Davidson. A May 14, 2011, wedding is planned.


Ott& Miller

John and Judy Damrau 50th Wedding Anniversary August 27, 2010 John and Judy Damrau of Marshfield celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 29th, with a noon dinner at their home with family and friends.

Mark and Karen Ott of Marshfield, WI are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Ott to Eric Miller, son of Mark and Laurie Miller from Waukesha, WI.

John of Tigerton, Wisconsin, and the former Judy Hanson of Fennimore, Wisconsin, were married August 27th at Castle Rock Lutheran Church in Fennimore, Wisconsin.

The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Marshfield High School. Jessica graduated in 2010 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English as a Second Language from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Jessica is currently working at the Marshfield Middle School as an Intervention Specialist.

Their family includes: Karen and Mark Ott and their children Jessica and Brian; Jeff and Gina (Seehafer) Damrau and their daughters, Jena and Elizabeth; and Douglas and Kris (Reineke) and their son Michael. John graduated from Madison Business College and was employed by Hawkins, Ash-Baptie and deBoer Transportation. Judy graduated from Platteville State University and was a teacher in Spencer and Marshfield School Districts.

The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Waukesha South High School. Eric also graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He is currently employed at Roehl Transport in Marshfield.

John and Judy are members of Christ Lutheran Church. They enjoy spending time with family, traveling and attending sporting events.

An August 2011 wedding is planned in Marshfield, Wisconsin. WI-5001278205

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Engagements/Weddings Paul & Schlagenhaft

Stump & Schmitz

The engagement of Megan Marie Schlagenhaft and Dustin Lee Paul is announced. Megan is the daughter of Michael Schlagenhaft and Mary (Michael) Truhlar, both of Marshfield. She is a 2004 graduate of Marshfield High School and 2009 graduate of the University of WisconsinSuperior. She is employed at Marshfield Insurance Agency. Dustin is the son of Randy Varsho of Madison, Terri Paul of Green Bay, and his dad, Tom Thieme of Rib Lake. Dustin is a 2004 graduate of Loyal High School and is employed at Nasonville Dairy. A July 16, 2011, wedding is planned.

Mark and Kelly Schmitz of Spencer announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nicole Schmitz, to Austen Jay Stump, son of Jay and Lona Stump of Willard. Stephanie is a 2007 graduate of Loyal High School and 2010 graduate of MidState Technical College. She is employed at Marshfield Clinic. Austen is a 2006 graduate of Greenwood High School. He is employed by Edward’s Electric in Thorp. A Sept. 24, 2011, wedding is planned.


David Nicole Jeske Nicole Danczak and David Jeske were united in marriage on June 26, 2010 at Our Lady of Peace in Marshfield. Father Don Meuret performed the ceremony. A reception was held at the Marshfield Eagle’s Club. Nicole is the daughter of Rose Ann and Robert Danczak of Marshfield. David is the son of Michael and Karen Jeske of Auburndale. Matron of honor was Melissa Schlafke. Bridesmaids were Janet Jeske, Jennifer LaPointe, Carolyn Jeske, and Brenda Jeske. Flower girls were Hope Wadzinski and Hannah LaPointe. Best man was Michael Krueger. Groomsmen were Ryan Danczak, Mark LaPointe, Austin Gilbert and Adam Schlafke. The bride is a graduate of UW Eau Claire and she is currently employed by Wipfli. The groom is a senior at UW Eau Claire majoring in Finance. He is currently employed at Job Center of Eau Claire. The couple took a honeymoon to Pocono Mountains in PA. They currently live in Altoona. WI-5001286229

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Engagements /Weddings Ott & Mittlesteadt


The engagement of Jessica Mittlesteadt and Matthew Ott is announced. Jessica is the daughter of Vern and Tammy Mittlesteadt of Reedsburg. She is a 2003 graduate of Reedsburg Area High School and 2007 graduate of Madison Area Technical College. She is employed at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. Matthew is the son of David and Susan Ott of Marshfield. He is a 2001 graduate of Marshfield High School and 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie. He is employed by Dumore Corporation. A May 2011 wedding is planned.

Lee and Chanda Petkovsek Chanda Schmitz and Lee Petkovsek were united in marriage on January 16, 2011. A small intimate beach ceremony was held at Waialae Beach, Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. Rev. Nowlin Correa performed the ceremony. Attendees included the bride parents, two sisters, Kristie and Shena Schmitz and one brother Rorie Schmitz. Also attending was the grooms mother and Walt Wesenberg. The bride is the daughter of Randall and Kathy Schmitz of Loyal. The groom is the son of Barb Shain of Oconomowoc and Joe Petkovsek of Willard. Chanda is a graduate of UW Eau Claire and is employed with Security Health Plan. Lee is employed with Marawood Construction. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii on the Island of Maui. They currently reside in Marshfield. WI-5001286230

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Aaron and Jennifer Ridley Jennifer Schindhelm and Aaron Ridley were united in marriage on August 28, 2010 at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, MN. Pastor Rod Anderson performed the ceremony. Jennifer is the daughter of Charles and Barbara Schindhelm of Marshfield, WI. Aaron is the son of Gary and Joyce Ridley of Langdon, ND. Bridesmaids were Carolyn Grebe, Kelli Gochenaur, and Christa Westholder, all friends of the bride. The groomsmen were Dave Kreklau, Adam Hall, and Nic Beneda, all friends of the groom. Ushers were Jason Schindhelm and Mike Schindhelm, brothers of the bride and Stephen Ridley and Shawn Ridley, brothers of the groom. The bride has a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. She is employed with Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN. The groom has a Bachelor of Accountancy, University of North Dakota. He is employed with SurModics in Eden Prairie, MN. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica. They currently reside in Eagan, MN. WI-5001286228

One Month Before …

Twelve to Eighteen Months in Advance … • Envision the type of wedding you want • Pick a wedding date, along with several backup dates • Determine a budget and number of guests to invite • Choose and secure ceremony and reception sites • Select and book an officiant • Hire a wedding consultant if desired • Start browsing for a dress • Begin researching vendors

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• Purchase your wedding license • Pick up wedding gown and rings • Make name change to proper documents • Have your wedding portrait taken • Coordinate wedding day details • Mail invitations for rehearsal dinner • Start planning reception seating • Give requests to band and photographer • Schedule hair and makeup appointments

Three to Five Months Left … • Address wedding invitations • Finalize details with florist and caterer • Confirm delivery dates for dresses and schedule fittings • Shop for and purchase wedding rings • Reserve groom’s tux and groomsmen’s outfits • Book a room for your wedding night • Make plans to get your marriage license • Select or design any marriage contract required by your religion • Book a rehearsal dinner site and determine guest list • Acquire passports and/or visas if honeymooning abroad Two Weeks to Go … • Confirm attire and accessories are ready • Confirm rehearsal time and date with wedding party • Finalize reception seating • Prepare place cards • Prepare toasts for rehearsal and reception • Address announcements, to be mailed on your wedding day • Confirm room reservations for wedding night and honeymoon

Nine to Eleven Months Ahead … • Submit your newspaper engagement announcement • Order your gown, accessories and bridesmaid dresses • Create a guest list • Notify out-of-town guests so travel plans can be made • Choose and ask attendants • Reserve a photographer and videographer • Select a caterer and begin working on menu • Book your reception band or DJ • Investigate floral, invitation and honeymoon options Two Months to Wait … • Choose ceremony readings and finalize vows • Have final dress fittings • Submit your newspaper wedding announcement • Purchase attendants’ gifts • Order ceremony programs • Confirm all arrangements with vendors • Stamp and mail all invitations • Schedule ceremony rehearsal and review details with officiant

Six to Eight Months Remaining … • Book a florist and choose floral arrangements • Hire your wedding cake baker • Select ceremony music • Register for bridal gifts • Reserve any party rental equipment • Order invitations and announcements • Reserve accommodations for all out-of-town guests • Make wedding day transportation arrangements • Finalize honeymoon plans

Just One More Week … • Enjoy a manicure and pedicure • Have final conversations with vendors • Submit final guest count to caterer Tomorrow’s the Big Day! • Entrust marked payment and tip envelopes to the best man • Confirm beauty appointments • Rehearse the ceremony • Get a good night’s rest for the big day! Monday, March 28, 2011 7

Engagements Bushman & Lamb

Anderson & Sutton

Doug and Gigi Lamb of Victor, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Lamb, to Ryan Bushman, son of Keith and Janet Bushman of Owen and Medford. Marissa is a 2006 graduate of Ithaca College, New York, and is employed at Employee Relations Associates. Ryan is a 1999 Owen-Withee High School graduate and a 2006 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh graduate. He is a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and is employed by ICS Merrill. A September 2011 wedding is planned.

The engagement of Samantha Sutton and Corey Anderson is announced by their parents. Samantha is the daughter of Tom and Denise Sutton of Stratford. She is a 2007 graduate of Stratford High School and is employed by Christ Cares for Kids Childcare. Corey is the son of Gary and Mary Anderson of Marshfield. He is a 2007 graduate of Columbus Catholic High School and is employed by Marshfield Clinic. A July 30, 2011, wedding is planned.

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