Wedding: Sonnek & NeubauerPublished 9:15am Saturday, August 11, 2012
Stacey Sonnek of Freeborn and Eric Neubauer of Wells were married at 2:30 p.m. June 16 at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells. The Rev. Thomas Niehaus performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride’s parents are Ronald and Cindy Sonnek of Freeborn. Grandparents are Bernice Sonnek and the late Joseph Sonnek of Wells and Lorraine Dillavous and the late Lee Dillavou of Freeborn.
The groom’s parents are Thomas and Carol Neubauer of Wells. Grandparents are Darlene Pyzick and the late Chester Pyzick of Wells and the late James and Eleanor Neubauer of Wells.
Maid of honor was April Grunzke of Mankato, friend of the bride. Matron of honor was Heather Johnson, of Albert Lea, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Sara Neubauer, of Rochester, sister of the groom, Chloe Healy, of Andover, cousin of the bride, Mallory Aukes, of Blue Earth, friend of the bride, Holly Theede, of Sioux Falls, S.D., friend of the bride and cousin of the groom, Tiffany Adams, of Nashville, Tenn., and Kristy Neubauer, of Wells, sister-in-law of the groom. Junior bridesmaid was Lilly Neubauer, of Wells, niece of the groom.
Flower girls were Izabella Sonnek, of Freeborn, daughter of Chad Sonnek and Jessa Touchton, niece of the bride, and Korbyn Johnson, of Albert Lea, daughter of Nick and Heather Johnson, godchild of the bride.
Best man was Adam Neubauer, of Wells, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Nick Johnson, of Albert Lea, brother-in-law of the bride, Ryan Yokiel, of Mankato, friend of the groom, Chance Kimpton, of Eglin AFB, Fla., friend of the groom, Daniel Schultz, of Eagan, friend of the groom, Mike Schulenberg, of Rochester, cousin of the groom, and Josh Raimann, of Wells, friend of the groom.
Ushers were Tim Brenega, of Albert Lea, and Matt Hotzler, of Blue Earth, both friends of the groom.
Ring bearer was Kolter Johnson, of Albert Lea, son of Nick and Heather Johnson, nephew of the bride.
Organist was Connie Stenzel. Pianist was Ashley Seedorf.
Personal attendant was Janelle Oothoudt, of Albert Lea, friend of the bride.
Host and hostesses were Bob, Linda, Jesse and Cody Korman, of Alden, friends of the bride, and Rick and Linda Theede, of Wells, aunt and uncle of the groom.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of United South Central High School and a 2009 graduate of Riverland Community College in Austin with a diploma in practical nursing. She is employed at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of United South Central High School and a 2006 graduate of Riverland Community College in Austin with an Associate of Science degree in law enforcement. He is employed at Wells Police Department.
A wedding trip was taken to Fort Walton Beach, Fla.