Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


November 2, 2010

Rinn, VandenBerg wed in Albia

ALBIA — Carmel Erin Rinn and Joseph Gerald VandenBerg were united in marriage on June 12, 2010 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Albia, Iowa with Fr. Mike Volkmer and Reverend Lynda Carlson presiding.

Mother of the Bride is Colleen Morgan of Albia.  The groom’s parents are Kenny and Peggy VandenBerg also of Albia. Grandparents of the groom are, Marilyn VandenBerg of Albia and Tom and Janet Demry of Centerville.  Lois Demry of Unionville, Mo. is the groom’s great-grandmother.

The bride was escorted to the alter by her ncle, Dan O’Neill of Algonquin, Illinois.

Ashlee Streigle served as the maid of honor, Abby Ward, Kolby Baetsle, Makenzie Mateer and Katie Johnson, all friends of the bride, served as brides maids. Brylee Rinn, daughter of the bride, and Sadie Mares, cousin of the groom, were flower girls. Jaime Crawford, sister of the bride, Stephanie Coughlin and Vanessa Szlachetka, sisters of the groom, served as the bride’s personal attendants.

Mike Strasko, served as the best man, Jonathan Barker, Ryan Kurimski, Jason Crall and Colton Cason, all friends of the groom, served as groomsmen. Bryson Maher, cousin of the bride, and P.J. Mares, cousin of the groom, served as the ring bearers. Jeremy Webb, Cory Kitzman, friends of the couple, and Tanner Vitko, friend of the groom, served as the ushers and candle lighters.

After a hayride around town by the Wedding Party a reception was held at the American Legion Hall in Albia. Dan and Pat Johnson along with Joe and Rhonda Meiners were hosts and hostesses for the evening, all are friends of the couple.

Carmel is a 2006 graduate of Sigourney Community Schools and a 2008 graduate of IHCC.  She is employed by Community 1st Credit Union in Ottumwa in the accounting department. Joe is a 2007 graduate of Albia Community Schools, 2008 graduate of IHCC and a 2010 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. Joe will complete his student teaching in both lower and upper elementary education in December 2010 and is also a part-time employee at Hy-Vee in Albia.

The couple took a honeymoon trip to the Wisconsin Dells and now reside at home in Albia along with the bride’s daughter, Brylee.

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