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Colling, Stolz wedding

Monday, September 19, 2005

Karen and Patrick Stolz
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Karen Patricia Colling and Patrick Lawrence Stolz were united in marriage Saturday, July 9, 2005, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyo. Officiants of the double-ring ceremony were Bishop Joseph Hart; the Revs. Gary Ruzicka, Paul Colling, Dennis Fournier, Ray Rodriguez and Philip Wagner; and Al Lancaster and Dave Zelinka, deacons of the Cheyenne Diocese.

Parents of the couple are Joseph and Eileen Colling of McCook and Lawrence and Rose Marie Stolz of Cheyenne.

The bridegroom's grandmother is Lucy Barone of Cheyenne.

The maid of honor was Kathleen Colling, sister of the bride. The best man was Brent Martini, cousin of the bridegroom.

The bride's personal attendant was Leisann Stolz, sister of the bridegroom. The bridegroom's attendant was Richard Colling, brother of the bride.

The flower girls were Jaden Bryant, cousin of the bride, and Alexandra Farkas. The ring bearers were Luke Martin and Dalton Mink, cousins of the bridegroom.

Nick Martin, cousin of the bridegroom, presented the flowers to the mothers. Candlelighters were Joseph and Christopher Sara, cousins of the bridegroom. Bell ringer was Bobby Sawyer, nephew of the bride.

The ushers were Kenneth Mink, cousin of the bridegroom; Robert Sawyer, the bride's brother-in-law; and Dean Temte. Lawrence Barone, uncle of the bridegroom, was the wedding car chauffeur. Cantor was Mike Swisher.

The music was provided by Anne Swisher, organist; Mike Swisher, soloist; and Knute Holian, trumpeter. The Cheyenne Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Jane Iverson, and the bridegroom also sang.

Altar servers were Kelton Keeney; Chris Chiquillo; Colton Blankenship, godson of the bride; and Jeremy Lecon, nephew and godson of the bride. Lectors were Joleda Martin, cousin of the groom, and Jennifer Sawyer, niece of the bride. The gifts were presented by Monica Lecon, sister of the bride, and Alyssa Sawyer, niece of the bride. Other assistants were Gloria Ann Martini, aunt of the bridegroom; Sharon Sara, cousin of the bridegroom; and Jacinta and Julianna Lecon, nieces of the bride.

The reception was at the Hitching Post Inn in Cheyenne.

The couple honeymooned at the Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Palacios High School in Palacios, Texas. She has a degree in education from the Franciscan University. She teaches English and math at St. Mary's School and is a professional oboe player.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Seton Catholic High School. He has degrees in music and communication from the University of Wyoming. He also received a master's degree in vocal performance from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a music teacher at St. Mary's School, and adjunct professor of voice and guitar at Laramie County Community College and the music director at St. Mary's Cathedral. He is also a professional vocalist and trains cantors for the Diocese of Cheyenne.

The couple will make their home in Cheyenne.