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Grafel, Martin wedding

Monday, October 22, 2007

Karolyn and Steven Martin
RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico -" Karolyn Sue Grafel and Steven Merrel Martin were married July 28, 2007, at the Aventura Spa Palace resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The bride is the daughter of Kent Grafel of Culbertson and Mary and Jeff Whitaker of Owatonna, Minn., and granddaughter of Don and Joan Grafel of Herndon and Sam and Ilene Haller of Culbertson.

The bridegroom is the son of Merrel and Linda Martin of Benkelman and the grandson of Merrella Martin,Everett and Dorothy Stute, all of Benkelman and the late Harry Martin.

Guests at the wedding in Mexico included parents of the couple, along with Bridgett Podhirny; Kate Sousek, sister of the bride and husband, Don; Kristyn Clapp, sister of the bride and husband, Kris; Shalia Sanford, sister of the bridegroom and fiance, Michael Brunswig; Sara Muirheid, sister of the bridegroom and friend, Tracy Sugg; and Stacey Coleman, sister of the bridegroom and husband, Mike.

Upon returning from Mexico, a reception and dance was in Culbertson. The reception was hosted by Kyle and Cindi Grafel, Jerry and Lona Stute and Terry and Verla Martin, uncles and aunts of the couple. Cousins of the bride, Jean Leitner, Jennifer Leitner and Charlotte Smith, assisted with serving dinner. Siblings of the couple served cake.

The bride currently works as Electronic Health Record Manager at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. The bridegroom will graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2008 with a Master's degree in Professional Accountancy.

The couple honeymooned Mexico and are making their home in Kearney.