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Stai -- Schneider

Krista and Charles Schneider

Krista Kay Stai and Charles Houston Schneider were united in marriage Aug. 20 at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer.

The bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathryn Stai of New London. The groom is the son of Daniel and Christine Schneider of Willmar.

Matron of honor was Emily Kalkbrenner, friend of the bride. Bride's attendants were Kari Stai, Amanda Lungren and Alissa Stai, sisters of the bride, and Shayanne Roth, friend of the bride. Flower girls were Katie Stai, daughter of the bride, and Madalyn Lungren, niece of the bride.

Best man was Grant Schneider, brother of the groom. Groom's attendants were Nate Larsen, Matthew Olson, Mark Boeschen and Colin Peterson, friends of the groom. Ring carrier was Kiara Stai, daughter of the bride.

Ushers were Tim Larson and Jason Schorn, friends of the groom; Dustin Vlach, friend of the couple; and Tony Anderson, friend of the bride.

A reception and dance were held at the Paynesville American Legion.

The couple resides in Bird Island. The groom is employed by BOLD High School in Olivia as a mathematics teacher, and the bride is a member of the Olivia Ambulance Service and the Bird Island First Responders.