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Wilson – Mehrtens | Wedding

By on December 4, 2013 at 5:32 am

Jamie Lee Wilson and Johnathan Milton Mehrtens of Swansea were married July 20, 2013, at St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer by Pastor David Riebeling.

Jamie Wilson & Johnathan Mehrtens

Jamie Wilson & Johnathan Mehrtens

The bride is the daughter of Ron and Kelly Turpin of Rochester. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Turpin of Rochester and Jerry and Nancy Wage of Newark, N.Y. She is currently substitute teaching while seeking a full-time position in special education.

The groom is the son of Vince and Marcia Mehrtens and the grandson of the late Milton and Florence Mueller and Norman and Esther Mehrtens. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He is currently a graduate student at Lindenwood University in Belleville and working part-time at Walgreens and in the library at Lindenwood.

Shelby Wilson, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Heather Mehrtens, sister of the groom; Deanna Wage, cousin of the bride; and Chelsea Hahn, Kimberly Bruning and Jennifer Beck, friends of the bride. The flower girls were Madison and Abigail Turpin, nieces of the bride.

Eric Jones, friend of the groom, was the best man.  Groomsmen were Nick Wetzler, Rolo Baez, Will Chrisman and Bryce Fickas, friends of the groom.

Guests were seated by Dominick Wage, cousin of the bride, and Ryan Reams, friend of the groom.

Kelsey Staley, friend of the bride, was the guest book attendant, and Janet Garleb and Norma Steiner, godmothers of the groom, did the readings.  The organist was Pat Roever.

The reception took place at the Waterloo VFW, where guests were treated to a sundae bar catered by Cold Stone Creamery.


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Tammy Taylor

Tammy is an award-winning Graphic Artist for the Republic-Times. She has worked at the newspaper for almost 15 years, while her and her husband Norman, of 34 years, are owners of Sunderman’s Garage in Columbia. She enjoys photography and her five grandchildren.