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Mr. and Mrs. David Loudenslager
Monday, August 12, 2013 12:02 AM
Mr. and Mrs. David Loudenslager

The Casa Marina in Key West, Fla., formed the setting for the April 27, 2013, beach wedding of Shalynn Ann Fortman and David Douglas Loudenslager. Rev. Steve Torrence officiated the 6:30 p.m. sunset exchange of vows.

Parents of the couple are Catherine and John Fortman of Ottawa and Barbara and Doug Loudenslager of Columbus.

The bride wore a V-neck sleeveless organza and lace dress with hand-beaded lace bodice with rouched organza midriff with slim skirt and scalloped hemline. Shay carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas.

Maid of Honor was Heather McGlaughlin of Ottawa, friend of the couple. Bridesmaids were Branden Fortman of Bluffton, sister-in-law of the bride; Jennifer Loudenslager of Xenia, sister of the groom; Jessica Fields of Columbus, friend of the couple; Amber Maidment of Pittsburgh, Penn., friend of the couple; and Holly Unterbrink of Naperville, Ill., friend of the couple.

Best Man was Blake Buhl of Indianapolis, friend of the couple. Groomsmen were Jonathan Fortman of Bluffton, brother of the bride; Chris Loudenslager of West Lafayette, Ind., brother of the groom; Zack Fortman of Ottawa, brother of the bride; Bryan Walker of Columbus, friend of the couple; and Kevin Unterbrink of Naperville, friend of the couple.

A steel drum band played outside during the cocktail hour. Then, dinner and dancing for approximately 100 guests followed on the deck and inside of the Casa Marina Resort.

After a wedding trip to Kauai and Maui, the couple is at home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The bride is a graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School and Bowling Green State University with a business marketing degree. She works for the Florida Yacht Brokers Association in Fort Lauderdale.

The groom is a graduate of Van Wert High School and The Ohio State University with a construction management degree and works as a project manager for Duke Realty in Weston, Fla.

 
Drerup/Bockey
Monday, August 12, 2013 12:00 AM
Drerup/Bockey

Nick Drerup and Brenda Bonifas of Delphos announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey, to Adam Bockey, son of Paul Bockey and the late Arlene Bockey.

The couple will exchange vows in the fall at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Jefferson High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne and a 2011 graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Maine. She is a radiologic technician at Baptist Health Louisville in Louisville, Ky.

Her fiance if a graduate of St. John’s High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of St. Francis. He received his doctorate of physical therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville in 2011. He is a physical therapist at The Orthopedic Center of Excellence in Louisville.

 
Mr. and Mrs. Norbert 'Piney' Suever
Monday, August 05, 2013 12:00 AM | Updated ( Sunday, August 04, 2013 11:54 PM )

Mr. and Mrs. Norbert “Piney” Suever of Landeck celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 3.

A family vacation was taken at a lake house.

They have three daughters, Laura (Larry) Reynolds of Delphos, Kathy (Joe) Kahle of Spencerville and Sandy (Jim) Tomsic of Pickerington. They also have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Norbert works at Apollo Career Center in Lima. Rita works at Landeck St. John the Baptist Church.

 
Mr. and Mrs. Al German
Monday, August 05, 2013 12:00 AM | Updated ( Sunday, August 04, 2013 11:50 PM )

Al and Mary German of Delphos will observe 60 years of marriage on Aug. 22.

To celebrate, the Germans have planned a weekend with their children and grandchildren at Salt Fork State Park.

All and the former Mary Herman were united in marriage on Aug. 22, 1953, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, the Rev. John Lehmkuhle officiating.

They are the parents of Daniel (Marcia) German, Michael (Carol) German and Janet (Daniel) Rode of Delphos, JoAnn (Robert) Cramer of Chambersburg, Pa., and Jeff (Tina) German of Warsaw, Ind. They also have 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Al and Mary are the former owners of Fettig’s Flowerland in Delphos.

 
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rode
Monday, August 05, 2013 12:00 AM
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rode

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rode of Delphos will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Aug. 10.

Ron and Mary Lou Schnipke were married on Aug. 10, 1963, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Rev. J. F. Frommherz officiating.

They are the parents of one daughter, Brenda (Rick) Reaver of Spencerville; and three sons, Jeff (Julie) Rode and Chad (Amy) Rode of Delphos and Doug (Trina) Rode of Columbus Grove. They also have nine grandchildren, Justin and Nicholas Reaver and Jordan, Joseph, Shane, Kendra, Austin, Haley and Lea Rode.

Ron is a barber at Ron’s Hair Care and Mary Lou is retired from Physicians, Inc.

 
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