WEDDINGS

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Teresa Gfeller and Albert Jirak were married July 26 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lincoln, Neb., with Father John Jirak officiating the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Janet Gfeller of Lincoln, and the groom is the son of Francis and Mary Jirak of Tampa.

Maid of honor was Kathryn Gfeller of Lincoln. Best man was James Jirak of Goddard.

Bridesmaids were Margaret Kenny and Rachel Trausch, both of Lincoln, Maria Jirak of Tampa and Kellie Smith of Derby.

Junior bridesmaid was Kristine Jirak of Tampa. Flower girl was Monica Jirak of Goddard.

Groomsmen were Travis Gear of Wichita, Jason Gfeller of Lincoln, Paul Johnson of Emporia and Luca Carlson of Lincolnville. Ring bearer was Dominic Jirak of Goddard.

Ushers were Brian Zielger, Brandon Grossardt and Michael Armour, all friends of the couple.

Guestbook attendant was Margaret LeDuc of Lincoln. Gift carriers were Shannon and Michelle Matthews, both of Lincoln.

Musicians were pianist Bess Morin, and vocalists Jean Timmerman, family choir members and the St. Joseph’s Folk Choir.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a short-sleeved gown with pearls and sequins on the bodice. A small train featured lace trim. The floor-length veil was 35 years old and had been worn by the bride’s mother and aunts in the past.

The bride carried a bouquet of candlelight roses.

Held at Embassy Suites in Lincoln, the reception was hosted by John and Sharon Harigan of Lincoln and Keith and Barbara Matthew of Norfolk, Neb.

The bride graduated from St. Pius X High School in 2000. She attended Kansas State University and is in the medical-assistant program at Wichita Technical College.

The groom graduated from Centre High School in 1999. He earned a degree in computer engineering from Kansas State University and is employed as a computer programmer at Cargil Meat Solutions of Wichita.

The couple’s honeymoon was along the Oregon coast, and they plan to reside in Goddard in November.

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