Wedding: Birkhofer-Dieser

Published 9:25 am Saturday, September 24, 2011

Becky Birkhofer and Corey Dieser were married at 2:30 p.m. July 3, 2011, at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Albert Lea. Deacon Mike Ellis with guest minister, Felix Hoover, performed the double-ring ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Dewey and Jan Birkhofer, of Albert Lea. Grandmother of the bride is Donna Birkhofer, of Wilton, Iowa.


Parents of the groom are Dennis and Doreen Dieser, of Albert Lea. Grandparents of the groom are Connie Dieser, of Rochester, and Virgil and Rita Lukes, of Rochester.

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Maid of honor was Jenny Birkhofer, sister of the bride, of Albert Lea. Bridesmaids were Erin Claussen, of Albert Lea, Neha Desai, of New York City, Joanna Loewen, of Denver, Colo., all friends of the bride, and Kellsie Dieser, sister of groom, of Albert Lea.

Flower girls were Emmy Drake, cousin of bride, daughter of Shelley and Kevin Drake, of Wilton, Iowa, Kyra Robins, cousin of groom, daughter of Shelli and Chris Robins of Indianola, Iowa, Cecilia Riehle-Merrill, cousin of bride, daughter of Laura and Dan Riehle-Merrill, of Northfield, Krista Munsinger, cousin of groom, daughter of Jill and Joel Munsinger, of Minneapolis.

Personal attendants were Abby Lewis, of Laramie, Wyo., Jill Moses, of Marion, Iowa, Jessica Allison, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jada Hallengren, of Birmingham, Ala., all friends of bride

Best man was Evan Nolander, friend of the groom, of Albert Lea. Groomsmen were R.J. Polley, of Albert Lea, Joe Newcomb, of Salem, Ind., Josh Vu, of Albert Lea, and Eric Elleby, of Albert Lea, all friends of groom.

Ushers were Marc Neef, of Spokane, Mo., Dom Rosati, of Loretto, Chase Johnson, of West Union, Iowa, Kyle Davy, of St. Paul, all friends of groom.

Pianist was Tonia Lauer. Vocalist was Elizabeth Erickson.

Program attendants were Katie and Eleney Owens, cousins of the bride, daughters of Steve and Jane Owens, of Wilton, Iowa.

A reception following the ceremony was held at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club.

Host couples were Mike and Suzanne Moore, Steve and Cindy Merfeld, and Gary and Alice Schrad, all of Albert Lea.

Greeter was Therese Claussen, of Albert Lea.

Cake cutters were Linda Lund, of Albert Lea, Carol Langer, of Albert Lea, and Laura Bruce, of Omaha, Neb.

The bride is a 2004 Albert Lea High School graduate, a 2008 Cornell College graduate and a 2010 graduate of University of Iowa Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She is a physical therapist in Coralville, Iowa.

The groom is a 2007 Albert Lea High School graduate, a 2011 Cornell College graduate and will graduate in 2013 from University of Iowa Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

The couple took a honeymoon to tropical St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.