Butler & Nelson

Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 12, 2015

Butler & Nelson


Marlee Butler of Northwood, Iowa, and Zach Nelson of Gordonsville were married at 4 p.m. Sept. 27, 2014, at First Lutheran Church in Northwood. The Rev. Judy Converse officiated the double ring ceremony. A reception followed at 7 p.m. at Grafton Community Center in Grafton, Iowa.

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The bride is the daughter of Lynn and Shana Butler of Northwood and the granddaughter of Steve and Pat Smith, Mary Ann and Gary Christianson and the late Carroll Butler of Northwood.

The groom is the son of Dave and Sandy Nelson of Gordonsville and the grandson of Larry and Janice Lestrud of Albert Lea and Denny and Donna Nelson of Glenville.

The bride is a graduate of Northwood Kensett High School and is currently employed at Worth County Public Health.

The groom graduated from Glenville-Emmons High School and Minnesota West Technical College. He is employed at Highline Construction.

The maid of honor was Taylor Christiansen of Northwood, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Courtney Hengesteg of Northwood, friend of the bride; Kelsey Johnson of Waverly, Iowa, cousin of the bride; Kayla Sutton of Waverly,cousin of the bride; Katelyn Nelson of Gordonsville, sister of the groom; and Kayler Nesset of Glenville.

Flower girl was Sophia Butler of Northwood, daughter of Steve and Teresa Butler, cousin of the bride.

Ring bearer was Parker Sutton of Waverly, son of Wes and Kayla Sutton, cousin of the bride.

Best man was Michael Thofson of Gordonsville, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Derek Sanderson of Glenville, friend of the groom; Isiaha Iverson of Hastings, friend of the groom; Cory Marsh of Manly, Iowa, friend of the groom; and Logan Butler of Northwood, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Erik Butler of Northwood, uncle of the bride; Michael Adams of Mankato, friend of the groom; Brad Moretz of Manly, friend of the couple; and Garrett Waller of Northwood, friend of the couple.

Personal attendants were Kate Hartman, friend of the bride, and Jessi Nelson, cousin of the groom.

Musicians included vocalist Lauren Severson and pianist Lorraine Mix.