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Friehe, Tonkin wedding

Monday, December 10, 2007

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Valerie and Brionn Tonkin
GOLDON, Colo. --Valerie Friehe of McCook and Brionn Tonkin of Fort Collins, Colo., were united in marriage July 6, 2007, at Lookout Mountain Community Church in Golden, Colo., with the Rev. Dave Brown officiating.

Parents of the couple are Ron and Doris Friehe of McCook and Jeff and Nana Tonkin of Fort Collins.

Grandparents of the bride are Ervain and Nadine Friehe and Bernice, all of McCook and the late Sylvester Josten, Grandmother of the bridegroom is Lucille Tonkin of Lincoln.

Marissa Lindau of Chicago, Ill., was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Belt of Omaha, Chandra Coleman of Omaha and Becky Setlik of Loup City.

Eric Tonkin, brother of the bridegroom, of St. Paul, Minn., served as best man. Bridegroomsmen were Ryan Martin of Denver, Colo., Andy Smith, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, of Fort Collins and Luke Bracke of Denver.

The junior bride was Molly Smith, niece of bridegroom, of Fort Collins and Madeline Smith, niece of the bridegroom, of Fort Collin was the flower girl. Junior bridesmaid was Elizabeth Smith, niece of the bridegroom, of Fort Collins and Laura Caikowski, niece of the bridegroom, of Fort Collins was the honorary flower girl. Ben Jaeger, cousin of bride, of Chicago was the ring bearer.

The bride's personal attendant was Lisa Ringus of Des Moines, Iowa. Gift and program attendants were Megan Christensen, cousin of the bride, of Omaha and Marnie Max, cousin of the bridegroom, of Lincoln. Ushers were Sam Friehe, brother of the bride, of Omaha, Brian Friehe, brother of the bride, of Kearney, Ryan Tonkin, cousin of the bridegroom, of Lincoln and Andy Max, cousin of the bridegroom, of Fort Collins.

Brass Quintet of Fort Collins performed the music and Colleen Caikowski, sister of bridegroom, of Fort Collins was the soloist.

A reception was at the Denver West Marriott in Golden, Colo. Andrea Price of Fremont was the guestbook attendant. Host couples were Judy and Jac Ferrill of Denver, Mary J. Friehe of Omaha and Susan Christensen of Lincoln.

The bride received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is employed at Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver.

The bridegroom is a fourth year medical student at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

After a honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple is making their home in Denver.