Barger, Klein exchange vows
Elizabeth Ann Barger of Culbertson and Steven Ray Klein of McCook were united in marriage June 29, 2002, at the Evangelical Free Church in McCook with the Rev. Bruce Lester officiating.
Parents of the couple are James and Cathy Barger of Culbertson, Debra Klein of Eustis and Brent and Beverly Klein of McCook.
Grandparents of the couple are Lowell and Elizabeth Colling of Trenton, Donald and Dorothy Barger of Culbertson, Jerry and Ruth Jurgens of Eustis, Arlene Klein of Gothenburg, Ray and Sue Klein of Indianola and Bob and Ruth Ward of McCook.
The bride wore a gown of white matte satin. The strapless A-line design featured intricate lace and beading. A split skirt flowed down the front and a chapel-length train added to the design. She wore a tiara of pearls and rhinestones. It was finished with two layers of tulle edged with cording. The bridegroom wore a black tuxedo and a navy blue vest.
Briana Barger of Panama City, Fla., cousin of the bride, served as the maid of honor. Michala Klein of Kearney and Erica and Joslyn Nelsen of Waverly, all cousins of the bridegroom, were bridesmaids.
Dustin Mues of Culbertson served as the best man. Troy Barger of Palisade, Scott Barger of Lincoln and Jeffery Barger of Kearney, all brothers of the bride, served as bridegroomsmen.
Dasie Nichols of Miller, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl and Tate Hodson of Curtis, cousin of the bridegroom, served as the ringbearer.
Brady Barger of Panama City, Cody Kennedy of Broken Bow, cousins of the bride, and Travis Klein of North Platte and Kyle Klein of Farnam, cousins of the bridegroom, served as ushers.
Greeters for the ceremony were Brock Kennedy of Palisade, cousin of the bride, and Daniel Nelsen of Lincoln, cousin of the bridegroom.
Candelighters for the ceremony were Amanda Rehbein of Palisade, cousin of the bride, and April Jurgens of Lamar, Iowa, cousin of the bridegroom.
The guestbook attendants were Janet Klein of Eustis, sister of the bridegroom, and Cindy Wickizer of Fremont, cousin of the bride. The gift attendants were Justin Klein of Eustis, brother of the bridegroom. Tyler Rehbein of Palisade, cousin of the bride, and Blake Hodson of Curtis, cousin of the bridegroom, were the bell attendants.
Joan Koch of McCook was the organist and Joy Molcyk of McCook was the soloist.
The reception was a the Knights of Columbus Hall in McCook. The host couples were Michael and Amy Kennedy of Elmwood, cousins of the bride and Matt and Lynn Hodson of Curtis, cousins of the bridegroom. Reception assistants were Julie Wickizer of Fremont, Sharen Kennedy of Ord and Jani Barger of Culbertson, all aunts of the bride, and Shannon Rehbein of Palisade, cousin of the bride, and Dee Klein of Maywood, aunt of the bridegroom.
The couple honeymooned in Estes Park, Colo., and Laramie, Wyo.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Culbertson High School and is attending McCook Community College. She is majoring in elementary education. The bridegroom is a 1999 graduate of McCook High School. He is employed with Furnas County Farms. The couple is making their home in McCook.