Goedken, Bohlken exchange wedding vows

Jenna and Micheal Bohlken

      Jenna (Goedken) and Micheal Bohlken of Marion, exchanged wedding vows October 1, 2016 during a 3:30 p.m. ceremony at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, Monticello, officiated by Pastor Wade Reddy.

      The bride is the daughter of Dave and Jamie Goedken of Monticello. 

      Her grandparents are the late Bernard and Janice Goedken of Cedar Rapids, the late Larry and Phyllis Himes of Monticello and Barb Himes of Monticello.

      The groom is the son of Micheal Bohlken and the late Cathy Jo Cox Bohlken of Monticello.

      His grandparents are Irvin and Dianne Bohlken of Monticello and Dean and Karen Cox of Monticello.

      Music was provided by Emmie Buse, organist. The processional was Canon in D and the recessional was Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder.

      The bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother and father.

      Amber Rance, Katie LaFave and Penny Hanson were the bride's personal attendants. 

      Bridal bouquet and flowers were done by Lisa Stark.

      Matron of honor was Jennifer Miller.

      Bridesmaids were Tiffany Savage and Jill Powers.

      Flower girl was Hattie Powers, daughter of Scott and Jill Powers.

      Mike Cox served as Best Man.

      Groomsmen were Dylan Rickels and Jackson Snyder.

      Ushers were Kelyn Rickels and A.J. Wolf.

      Usherettes were Kelsey Cox and Erin Bone.  

      A reception, dinner and dance was held following the ceremony at Z Barn, Monticello. 

      The wedding cake was made and decorated by Karen Siefert.

      Rehearsal dinner was hosted by Irv and Dianne Bohlken on September 30th.

      The couple's honeymoon destination is Italy.

      The bride is a 2003 graduate of Monticello High School, May 2008 graduate of Iowa State University and obtained her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Morningside College in July 2016. She is employed at North Linn Elementary.

      The groom is a 2008 graduate of Monticello High School. He took courses in culinary arts from Kirkwood Community College and is employed at Karde’s 151.


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