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Wedding: Leonard & Wenninger

Published 8:49am Sunday, September 22, 2013

Amanda Leonard, of North Mankato, and Neal Wenninger, of Lafayette, were married at 4 p.m. June 22 at Crossview Church in North Mankato.

The Rev. Josh McKinney performed the double-ring ceremony.

Leonard & Wenninger
Leonard & Wenninger

Leonard is the daughter of Dean and Bev Leonard of Albert Lea. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Albert Lea High School. She graduated in 2011 from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, with a degree in elementary education. She is employed at Mankato Public Schools.

Wenninger is the son of Glenn and Kathy Wenninger of Lafayette. He is a 2009 graduate of South Central College in North Mankato where he studied to be an agriculture service technician. He is employed in farming and by the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Maid of honor was Karen Leonard, sister of the bride, of Coralville, Iowa. Bridesmaids were LeAnn Hjelmeland, friend of the bride, of Montezume, Iowa, Katlyn DeVries, friend of the bride, of Holland, Mich., and Danielle Wieberdink, friend of the bride, of Orange City, Iowa. Flower girl was Carly Wenninger, daughter of Les and Jami Wenninger and niece of the groom.

Best man was Matt Wenninger, brother of the groom, of Prior Lake. Groomsmen were Mike Krauel, friend of the groom, of St. Cloud, Hugo Robin, friend of the groom, of Lille, France, and Colby Wenninger, brother of the groom, of Lafayette.

Ushers were Ron Sandell, uncle of the groom, of Mankato, Jeff Metz, brother-in-law of the groom, of Coon Rapids, and Ben Graham, brother-in-law of the groom of Grafton, Wis. Ring bearer was Ben Krauel, son of Mike and Sarah Krauel.

A reception was held at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato following the ceremony.

Musicians were Ellen Juni, Ginifer Simon and Caleb Simon. Hosts and hostesses were Dennis and Elizabeth Sandell, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Thomas and Jane Beraneck, uncle and aunt of the groom. Personal attendant was Chelsea Hill, friend of the bride, of St. Louis, Mo. Scripture reader was the Rev. Phil Schenck.

Following a wedding trip to Sanibel Island, Fla., the couple resides in rural Winthrop.