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Bethany and Alan Barka

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Bethany Nelson and Alan Barka were united in marriage Sept. 21 at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos.

Bethany is the daughter of Brad and Theresa Nelson of Cosmos. Alan is the son of Randy and Judy Barka of Forest City.


Maid of honor was TinaMarie Nelson, sister of the bride. Bethany’s attendants were Tori Barka, sister of the groom, and Kayla Dallmann, Mary Larson, Nichole Segler and Cora Gohmann, friends of the bride. Flower girl was Lucia Holm, cousin of the groom.

Best man was Nic Holm, cousin of the groom. Alan’s attendants were Jon Barka and Dave Barka, brothers of the groom; Brad Nelson II and James Nelson, brothers of the bride; and David Glessing, friend of the groom. Ring bearer was James Barka, nephew of the groom.

Ushers were Tim Lux and Greg Lux, cousins of the groom.

A reception and dance were held at the American Legion in Cosmos.

The couple resides by Litchfield. Bethany is employed as a science teacher at Willmar Middle School. Alan owns and operates his own dairy herd.