Deanna Lynn Floe and Nicholas Drew Goranson were united in marriage on July 30th, 2016 at The Rock Church in Scottsbluff, Nebraska with dinner and dancing following at the Scottsbluff Country Club.
Deanna is the daughter of Richard Floe of Cozad and Geri Floe of San Diego, California. She is the granddaughter of the late Gale Braggs and great-granddaughter of the late Howard and Perdeta Penn, all of Cozad.
Nick is the son of Joe and Jana Goranson of Gordon.
The bride is a graduate of Cozad High School (2008) and Nebraska Wesleyan University and is the director of music at Summit Christian College, teaches music at Community Christian School, and is an adjunct voice instructor at Western Nebraska Community College.
The groom is a graduate of Gordon-Rushville High School (2007) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a science teacher and coach at Scottsbluff High School.
The couple makes their home in Scottsbluff.
Lance Corporal Marisa Black and Corporal Zachary Woytek were united in marriage at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. The double ring ceremony was officiated by John Black, father of the bride.
The event was held at the home of the groom’s grandparents Ellen and Ted Ryan in Fulshear, Texas. Many thanks to Ted and Ellen for the use of their home and the beautiful decor for setting this very special occasion.
The walkway from the house to the deck was strewn with white, gold, red silk and flower petals. Two huge red rose bushes were placed at the entrance of the walkway. The huge deck that sat on the edge of the tributary to the Brazos River was the stage for the ceremony and was decorated with white satin chairs tied with red tulle bows. Tables and chairs were decorated in the same theme for the after-wedding dinner. The patio between the house and deck served as the dance floor and music stage for the reception after the ceremony.
Zachary and Marisa just returned from Tour of Duty in Iraq. They both are serving duty in the United States Marine Corp. Marisa on the USS Boxer and Zachary on the USS New Orleans. Before landing in Iraq, Zachary was pulled off his ship and flown to the USS Boxer where Marisa was serving. Marisa was in Aviation Electronics and Zachary was in Air-Craft Ordinance. After their tour in Irq they were fortunate to dock in Thailand, Dubai and Hawaii before reaching their home base in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California. The couple are making their home in Vista, California and have one and a half years left of active duty. After their enlistments are over they plan to return to College Station, Texas and attend Texas A&M University.
Parents of the bride are John Black and Barbara Firebaugh of Costa Mesa, California.
Parents of the groom are Brent and Kanda Sanders of Katy, Texas and Melanie Woytek of College Station, Texas.
Grandparents are: Kurt and Twyla Gengenbach of Spring, Texas; Dennie and Sandy Woyteck of Katy, Texas; Angelica Sanders and the late Edward Sanders of Katy, Texas; the late Fred and Ilene Gengenbach of Eustis, Nebraska and the late Corwin and Esther Hatcher of Cozad, Nebraska.
The family of Cot and Euvah (Buckley) Stuart is hosting a card shower in honor of their 65th wedding anniversary on December 16th. Their children include David (Ket) Stuart and Ellie and Dan Wakefield, and grandson James (Jimmy) Stuart Wakefield. Cards may be sent to Cot and Euvah at 502 East 19th Street, Cozad, NE 69130.
Caitlyn Luther and Justin Drudik, both of Grand Junction, Colorado will be married on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at the First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings, Nebraska.
Caitlyn is the daughter of Steve and Allison Luther of Lexington, Nebraska. She graduated from Lexington High School in 2007, Caitlyn graduated from Doane College in 2011. She is employed at Mesa County Schools in Grand Junction, Colorado as a fifth grade teacher.
Justin is the son of Ron and Janet Drudik of Hastings, Nebraska. Justin is a 2008 graduate of Adams Central High School. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2012. He is an assistant football coach at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado as the tight end coach/recruiting coordinator.