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Nelson & Antpack

Published 9:00am Sunday, April 13, 2014

Katie Nelson and Eduardo Antpack were married at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2013, at Gloria Dei Lutheran in Rochester in a double-ring ceremony.

Katie Nelson and Eduardo Antpack
Katie Nelson and Eduardo Antpack

The bride is the daughter of Michele and David Nelson of Albert Lea.

The groom is the son of Maria Antpack and Eduardo Antpack of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The bride is the granddaughter of Lauris and the late Dorothy Nelson of Albert Lea, and Betty Lampman and the late Irvin Lampman of Albert Lea.

The couple has a son, Calvin.

The bride is a 2002 graduate of Albert Lea High School, a 2006 graduate of Winona State University and is currently working towards her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner at Clarkson College. She is a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of Colegio Maria Auxiliadora in Canoas, Brazil, and a 2005 graduate of Universidade Federal de Ciencias de Saude de Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is a general surgery resident at Mayo Clinic. He will graduate in June 2014 and begin a fellowship in surgical critical care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

The maids of honor were Alyssa Nelson, sister of the bride, of Roseville, and Kristen Nelson, sister of the bride, of Rochester. Bridesmaids were Thavana Antpack, sister-in-law of the groom, of Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tina Metcalf, friend of the bride, of St. Louis Park, Naomi Gregerson, friend of the bride, of Rochester, and Stephanie Breuer, friend of the bride, of Albert Lea.

The best man was Lawrence Greiten, friend of the groom, of Rochester. Groomsmen were Augusto Zottis, friend of the groom, of Porto Alegre, Rafael Antpack, brother of the groom, of Porto Alegre, Angelo Mattos, friend of the groom, of Porto Alegre, Basil Nasir, friend of the groom, of Montreal, Canada, and Zaraq Khan, friend of the couple, of Rochester.

Ushers were Erik Johnson, friend of the bride, of Albert Lea, and Cory Vatsaas, friend of the groom, of Rochester.

The Revs. Karna Hagen and John Holt officiated.

Personal attendants were Keri Stadheim, friend of the bride, of Albert Lea, and Kjersti Neumann, friend of the bride, of Buffalo, N.Y. Hosts and hostesses were Debra and Tom Sniegowski, aunt and uncle of the bride, of West Chicago, Barbara and Nick Christenson, aunt and uncle of the bride, of Hawthorne Woods, Ill., and Michele and Craig Johnson, friends of the couple, of Albert Lea.

Gift attendants were Mariah Misk, cousin of the bride, of Plymouth, Natalie Misk, cousin of the bride, of Plymouth, and Breanna Misk, cousin of the bride, of Plymouth. Scripture reader was Sarah Sniegowski, cousin of the bride, of West Chicago.

The reception followed the ceremony at Rochester Art Center.

The couple left Aug. 19, 2013, for a wedding trip to St. Lucia.