Sunday, August 8, 2004

LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Jill Katherine Landewee and Joseph Tyson Bollinger were married June 12, 2004, at St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. Bill Huggins performed the ceremony. Acolytes were Cole Wesbecher, cousin of the bride, and Brian McWilliams, cousin of the groom, both of Leopold. Eucharistic minister was Stuart Beussink of Leopold, cousin of the groom. Reader was Sabrina Stevens of Canal Winchester, Ohio, aunt of the groom.

Organist was Alissa Vandeven of Leopold. Vocal selections were pre-recorded by the bride. The church choir was directed by Mary Jansen of Leopold.

Bill and Glenda Landewee of Leopold are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Kirk Bollinger of Marble Hill, Mo., and Terri Bollinger of Houston, Texas.

Matron of honor was Kristi Hill of Cape Girardeau and maid of honor was Lisa Landewee of Nashville, Tenn., sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Bollinger of Arnold, Mo., sister of the groom, and Kelly Wesbecher of Leopold, cousin of the bride.

Josh Stratmann of Houston, brother of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Matt Beussink of Leopold, cousin of the groom; Adam Landewee of Leopold, brother of the bride; and Calvin Horrell of Festus, Mo. Ushers were Matthew Hill of Cape Girardeau, brother-in-law of the bride, and Andy Landewee of Leopold, cousin of the bride.

Candlelighters were Courtney Wesbecher and Wendy Vandeven of Leopold, cousins of the bride.

Angie Landewee of Leopold, cousin of the bride, attended the guest book. Programs were handed out by Shelby Vandeven and Abby Landewee of Leopold, cousins of the bride, and Kara Bollinger of Marble Hill, cousin of the groom.

Giftbearers were Paul Landewee, uncle of the bride; Kim Vandeven, aunt of the bride; Fred and Betty Beussink, uncle and aunt of the groom, all of Leopold and godparents of the couple.

Following the ceremony, the reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Servers were Nancy Landewee and Pam Wesbecher, aunts of the bride; Sandy Beussink, Shirley Brotherton, Rene Landewee, Michelle Dorman, Tara Broshuis, Cindy Beussink and Emma Seiler.

The groom's family hosted the rehearsal dinner June 11 at the KC Hall.

Mrs. Bollinger is a 1997 graduate of Leopold High school, and received a bachelor of music education degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She is elementary and choral music teacher at Senath-Hornersville School District in Senath, Mo.

The groom is a 1997 graduate of Leopold High School. He received an associate of applied science degree in industrial technology from Three Rivers Community College. He is employed by SUSA Corp. in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

After a cruise to the Cayman Islands, the couple is residing in Kennett, Mo.